Whisper of the Heart – Ghibli Rewatch

By: Dylan Hysen


Whisper of the Heart is a 1995 slice of life masterpiece from director Yoshifumi Kondō and written by Hayao Miyazaki. Listen to hear us break down everything from this film in our latest installment of the Ghibli Rewatch podcast series, going through every Studio Ghibli movie chronologically in honor of the films being available to stream for the first time!

Hosts this week: Dylan Hysen, Michelle Anderer, & Alex Bonilla.

Referenced on the podcast:

  • “Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata” by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc
  • “The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki” by Dani Cavallaro
  • “Ghibli Fest 2019 – Rebecca Sugar’s Intro to Whisper of the Heart” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpo5flK1Lgk
  • Nausicaa.net Whisper of the Heart FAQ http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/mimi/faq.html#proposal

Dylan is a software developer from the DC area who hosts the Overly Animated podcast discussing everything animation.



  1. Peter Coghill says:

    Haven’t commented for a long time – but my favorite Ghibli of them all. The first hour or so is perfect, the right slightly surreal touch to real life for an animated show. So beautiful. Anyway you failed to mention my second favorite part of the movie the closing credits!!! A slice of life day in a slice of life movie and its nice to see Sujimori and Misiko get together.

    • Alex says:

      I actually did notice that on the rewatch too, a little disappointed in myself that we didnt bring that up heh

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