English: The Ocean Waves
Synonyms: I Can Hear the Sea
Aired: May 5, 1993
Studios: J.C.Staff, Studio Ghibli
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
MAL: Umi ga Kikoeru (The Ocean Waves)
Ocean Waves is a high school love story set in Kochi, Japan. Morisaki Taku and Matsuno Yutaka are best friends when a girl from Tokyo named Muto Rikako transfers to their school. Excluding herself from group activities, she’s eventually labeled a snob. Matsuno has a crush on Rikako, so it’s no surprise that he gets a little jealous when Morisaki and Rikako start spending more time together. The rumors around school get worse, but Morisaki still insists there is nothing between him and Rikako.