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Whisper of the Heart (R2) in April

Optimum Asia have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Whisper of the Heart for 10th April 2006 priced at £19.99. Whisper of the Heart follows the story of teenage bookworm Shizuku who is struggling to find out who she is as she approaches the last summer of junior high school. Energetic and free-spirited, she harbours ambitions to write. But Shizuku is a voracious reader and plans on using the library to read away the summer vacation. When she finds that the same mystery borrower has got to every book before her, she meets Seiji, a trainee violin-maker who challenges her to stop reading and start writing.

About the awakening of creative talent, Whisper of the Heart was the first and only full-length feature by Hayao Miyazaki’s protégé Yoshifumi Kondo before his sudden death at the young age of 47.

Features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • English dub and Japanese with English subtitles
  • Alternative Angle Storyboards
  • Background artwork from 'The Baron's Story'
  • Japanese Trailers
  • Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel

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