Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu


Aro Recommended Whisper of the Heart


Japan 1995, 111 minutes
Dir. Yoshifumi Kondo
In English, Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Family, Science Fiction / Anime, Fantasy

Topics: Studio Ghibli.


Aroview: On of the more thoughtfully charming Studio Ghibli films, this spins its tale around a bookish, just-turned-teenage girl growing into maturity through her love for a lad who wishes to be an Italian-trained violin-maker.

With only occasional flashes of fantasy or visual grandiosity, this easily fulfils its ambitions to render a more humanistic perspective and is well worth a quiet detour. One element of the film - an odd statue of a cat ('The Baron') - later instigated a spinoff feature, THE CAT RETURNS.

Member Reviews

Average rating 5 stars. (Exceptional) (Exceptional). Showing 1-1 of 1 member reviews.

Have your say  Reviewing Films


Close Relatives

Whisper of the Heart cover
DVD (R4) $6 Rent
Blu-Ray $39.95 Buy
DVD (R4) $29.95 Buy

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty