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Trailer for Studio Ghibli's Restored 4K U.S. Release of OCEAN WAVES

In 1993, Studio Ghibli made an animated film called Ocean Waves, which has also gone by the title I Can Hear the Sea. The film was never officially released in the U.S., but GKids is about to change that. They've restored in the film in 4K and will be giving it a limited release in the U.S. later this month.  

I've actually never seen this film, so I'm kind of excited about the opportunity to see a Studio Ghibli film for the first time. The story center on two friends who both end up falling for the same girl who is new to their high school. Here's a brief synopsis:

As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down. 

The film was directed by Tomomi Mochizuki and is based on a novel written by Saeko Himuro's novel. Ocean Waves was originally produced as a anime TV movie, and it was developed by a younger team of artists that ended up going over budget and over schedule on the film.

GKids plans on releasing the restored version of Ocean Waves on December 28th and it will be released on Blu-ray shortly after. 

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