Umi Ga Kikoeru
English Title: Ocean WavesUmi Ga Kikoeru (Ocean Waves, I Can Hear The Ocean) (1993) Animated Cartoon Special
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- Animated TV Special
- Studio Ghibli, Tokuma
- TV Special
- Cartoon Characters: Taku Morisaki, Yutaka Matsuno, Rikako Mutou, Taku's Mother, Tadashi Yamao, Okada, Yumi Kohama, Kawamura, Rikako's Father.
- Vocal Talent: Nobuo Tobita (Taku Morisaki), Toshihiko Seki (Yutaka Matsuno), Youko Sakamoto (Rikako Mutou), Ai Satou (Taku's mother), Hikaru Midorikawa (Tadashi Yamao), Jun'ichi Kanemaru (Okada), Kae Araki (Yumi Kohama), Kan Tokumaru (Kawamura), Kinryuu Arimoto (Rikako's father), Reiko Suzuki (Restaurant Hostess), Sumi Shimamoto (Rikako's Father's Lover), Takahiro Sakurai (Boy), Aya Hisakawa (Girl), Takeshi Watabe (Principal), Tomokazu Seki (Minarai), Toshiharu Sakurai (Male student), Yuri Amano (Akiko Shimizu), Kihachiro Uemura, Mari Maruta, Rin Mizuhara, Takumi Yamazaki.
- Directed By Tomomi Mochuzuki.
- Produced By Nozomu Takahashi (Executive Producer).
- Animated By Katsuya Kondo.
- Written By Kaori Nakamura.
Based On the Original Novel By: Saeko Himuro.
- Edited By Takeshi Seyama.
- Based On The Original Novel by: Saeko Himuro.
- Art Director: Naoya Tanaka.
- Design: Yoshifumi Kondô.
- Character Design: Katsuya Kondo.
- Animation Director: Katsuya Kondo.
- Key Animation: Kenichi Yoshida, Mitsuo Iso.
- Animation Production: Studio Ghibli.
- Supporting Animation: Anime Torotoro, Group Donguri, J.C. Staff, Madhouse Studios, Oh production, Studio Cockpit.
- Ink & Paint: Studio Killy, Studio Pierrot Fukuoka.
- Director of Photography: Atsushi Okui.
- Photography: Youichi Hasegawa.
- Photography: Asahi Production.
- Film Developing: Imagica.
- Sound Adjustment: Hisanori Ooshiro.
- Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama.
- Dialect Instruction: Sumi Shimamoto, Takeshi Watabe.
- Planning: Toshio Suzuki.
- Theme Song Composition: Shigeru Nagata, Tomomi Mochizuki.
- Theme Song Performance: Youko Sakamoto.
- Recording Studio: APU Studio.
- Sound Production: Audio Planning U.
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