Cartoon Characters, Cast and Crew for Mimi O Sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart, Prick Up Your Ears) (1995)


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Mimi O Sumaseba

Mimi O Sumaseba

English Title: Whisper of the Heart

Mimi O Sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart, Prick Up Your Ears) (1995) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Mimi O Sumaseba

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Studio Ghibli, Hakuhodo Inc., NTV, Tokuma Shoten Youko Honna, Kazuo Takahashi, Shigeru Muroi Yoshifumi Kondo, Hayao Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Ito, Masahiko Otsuka Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Seiichiro Ujiie, Takashi Shouji, Tatsumi Yamashita, Tsutomu Otsuka, Mika Watanabe , Takeshi Seyama, Keiko Mizuta, Megumi Uchida Yuji Nomi
  • 1995
  • Studio Ghibli, Hakuhodo Inc., NTV, Studio Ghibli, Tokuma Shoten
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: Shizuku Tsukishima, Seiji Amasawa, Shizuku's Mother, Shizuku's Father, The Baron, Seiji's Grandfather.
  • Vocal Talent: Youko Honna (Shizuku), Kazuo Takahashi (Seiji), Shigeru Muroi (Shizuku's mother), Takashi Tachibana (Shizuku's father), Shigeru Tsuyuguchi (The Baron), Keiju Kobayashi (Seiji's grandfather).
  • Directed By Yoshifumi Kondo.
    Director, Fantasy Sequence: Hayao Miyazaki.
    Assistant Directors: Hiroyuki Ito, Masahiko Otsuka.
  • Produced By Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki.
    Executive Producers: Seiichiro Ujiie, Takashi Shouji.
    Associate Executive Producers: Tatsumi Yamashita, Tsutomu Otsuka.
    Advertising Producer: Mika Watanabe.
  • Animated By Kitaro Kosaka.
  • Written By Hayao Miyazaki.
    Original Manga: Aoi HÓragi.
  • Edited By Takeshi Seyama.
    Assistant Editors: Keiko Mizuta, Megumi Uchida.

Additional Crew:



  • Based On The Original Manga by: Aoi Hiiragi.
  • Art Director: Satoshi Kuroda.
  • Storyboards: Hayao Miyazaki.
  • Character Design: Kitaro Kousaka.
  • Rough Character Designs: Yoshifumi KondŰ.
  • Character Color Design: Michiyo Yasuda.
  • Color Key: Akiko Ono, Minako Oshiro.
  • Backgrounds: Akira Yamakawa, Katsu Hisamura, Kazuo Oga, Kiyomi Oota, Kyoko Naganawa, Naohisa Inoue, Naomi Kasugai, Naoya Tanaka, Nizo Yamamoto, Ryoko Ina, Sayaka Hirahara, Seiki Tamura, Yoshikazu Fukutome, Youji Takeshige.
  • Animation Director: Kitaro Kousaka.
  • Key Animators: Ai Kagawa, Atsuko Otani, Atsuko Tanaka, Hideaki Yoshio, HIroko Minowa, Hiroyuki Aoyama, Hiroyuki Inoue, Hisao Yokobori, Ken'ichi Yamada, Kenichi Konishi, Kenichi Yoshida, Kuniyuki Ishii, Makiko Futaki, Masaaki Endou, Masako Shinohara, Masaru Matsuse, Masashi Ando, Masaya Saito, Noriko Moritomo, Shinji Otsuka, Shinsaku Sasaki, Takehiro Noda, Takeshi Inamura, Teiichi Takiguchi, Toshio Kawaguchi, Tsutomu Awada, Yoshiyuki Momose, Yuichiro Yano.
  • Inbetween / Clean-up Animation: Akihiko Adachi, Alexandra Weihrauch, Atsuko Matsushita, Eiji Yamamori, Eiko Miyabayashi, Emiko Iwayanagi, Eriko Shibata, Go Kimura, Hana Kikuchi, Hiroko Takatani, Hiromi Furuya, Hiroyuki Tanji, Hisako Matsuda, Hitomi Tateno, Ikuo Kuwana, Katsutoshi Nakamura, Kazuko Hirai, Kazuko Shibata, Kazumi Yokoyama, Kazuyoshi Onoda, Keiko Tomizawa, Keiko Yozawa, Kiyoko Makita, Koujirou Tsuruoka, Kumiko Ohta, Kuri Sawa, Makiko Suzuki, Mariko Matsuo, Mariko Suzuki, Masako Sakano, Maya Fujimori, Mayu Yazawa, Mayumi Yamamoto, Misuzu Kurata, Miyoko Shikibu, Naoko Sugaya, Natsuko Takahashi, Noriko Odaka, Reiko Mano, Rie Fujimura, Rie Kondo, Rie Niidome, Ritsuko Shiina, Seiko Higashi, Shin Itagaki, Shinobu Tsuneki, Sumie Nishido, Tadashi Matsuzaki, Takahiro Suzuki, Yoko Nagashima, Youko Hamada, Yuichi Katayama, Yukari Yamaura, Yumiko Ito, Yumiko Kitajima.
  • Animation Check: Akiko Teshima, Mayumi Ohmura, Rie Nakagome.
  • Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji.
  • Director of Photography: Atsushi Okui.
  • Photography: Junji Yabuta, Tamaki Kojo, Wataru Takahashi.
  • Sound Director: Naoko Asanashi.
  • Recording: Shuji Inoue.
  • Recording Assistant: Tsukuru Takagi, Tsutomu Asakura.
  • Theme Song Composition: Bill Danoff, John Denver, Taffy Nivert.
  • Theme Song Lyrics: Bill Danoff, John Denver, Taffy Nivert.
  • Theme Song Arrangement: Yuuji Nomi.
  • Theme Song Performance: Olivia Newton-John, Youko Honna.
  • Translation, "Country Road" Lyrics: Mamiko Suzuki.
  • Sound Effects: Michihiro Ito.
  • Sound Effects Assistant: Takahisa Ishino, Tomohiro Horiuchi.
  • Chief Executive Producer: Yasuyoshi Tokuma.
  • Development: Imagica.
  • Production: Tokuma Shoten, Whisper of the Heart Production Committee.
  • Production Committee: Hakuhodo Inc., NTV, Studio Ghibli, Tokuma Shoten.
  • Key Animation Studio: Telecom Animation Film.
  • Animation Cooperation: Anime Torotoro, Group Donguri, Oh production, Studio Cockpit, Studio Takuranke.
  • In-Between Animation Studio: Telecom Animation Film.
  • Finish Animation Studios: IM Studio, Studio Ad, Studio Killy, Studio OZ, Trace Studio M.
  • Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center.
  • Sound Production: Studio Moon.
  • Technical Cooperation: MURAO.

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Aspiring writer Shizuku is spending her last summer vacation before high school reading as many books as she can and translating foreign music into Japanese....  (more)

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