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I welcome 2012 while watching “Whispers of the Heart”

* Country road
Kono michi Zutto Yukeba
Ano machi ni Tsuzuiteru Ki ga suru
Country road

Hitori botchi Osorezuni
Ikiyou to Yume miteta
Samishisa Oshi komete
Tsuyoi jibun o Mamotte iko

* repeat

Aruki tsukare Tatazumu to
Ukande kuru Furusato no machi
Oka o maku Saka no michi
Sonna boku o Shikatte iru

* repeat

Donna kujike souna toki datte
Keshite namida wa misenaide
Kokoro nashi ka houchou ga hayaku natte iku
Omoide Kesu tame

Country road
Kono michi Furusato e Tsuzuitemo
Boku wa Yukanai sa Yukanai
Country road

Country road
Ashita wa Itsumo no Boku sa
Kaeritai Kaerenai Sayonara
Country road

– source : http://www.justsomelyrics.com/794942/Whisper-Of-The-Heart-Country-Road-Lyrics

Last night while the world was having the countdown to 2012 , i was watching “Whisper of the heart”. A simple love story about a girl and a boy. You may say Studio Ghilbli’s character are using a template but i think that’s the appeal of it. The characters are just there to facilitate the story because like all SG’s film, the emphasis is on the story. The story really isn’t anything special or anything but the flow of it. The development of the character and just generally the whole setting of the film was amazing. I also like how the background looks like it is watercolored but a bit static.

The music of almost every SG’s film are top notch as well. Same for this. A simple country road song sounds so tailored made for this anime. It fits the feel of it and it adds a further impact to the story. I love this screen a lot, although i’m not a musically incline person but i was singing along to the song when she was singing it. “country road, take me home.. to the place I belong~”.

I don’t think there is a need to say a lot about SG’s film. If you haven’t watched this film, i suggest you do. Unless you’re that kind that needs action then you wouldn’t find any here. But if you want to appreciate a story, watch this.

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4 responses to “I welcome 2012 while watching “Whispers of the Heart”

  1. Claudio A. January 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    i saw the same movie yesterday…loved it.

  2. TWWK January 2, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Whisper of the Heart is quite possibly my very favorite anime film – really warm and really sweet. Great, great work.

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