Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets a boy her age whom she finds infuriating, but discovers to her shock that he is her 'Prince of Books'. As she grows closer to him, she realises that he merely read all those books to bring himself closer to her. The boy Seiji aspires to be a violin maker in Italy, and it is his dreams that make Shizuku realise that she has no clear path for her life. Knowing that her strength lies in writing, she tests her talents by writing a story about Baron, a cat statuette belonging to Seiji's grandfather

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  1. Aoi Hiiragi


  2. Yoshifumi Kondô


  3. Hayao Miyazaki


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  1. YH

    Yōko Honna

    Shizuku Tsukishima

  2. Issei Takahashi

    Issei Takahashi

    Seiji Amasawa

  3. TT

    Takashi Tachibana

    Seiya Tsukishima

  4. Shigeru Muroi

    Shigeru Muroi

    Asako Tsukishima

  5. ST

    Shigeru Tsuyuguchi

    The Baron

  6. Keiju Kobayashi

    Keiju Kobayashi

    Shiro Nishi

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Original Title 耳をすませば

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • July 15, 1995
    G, Theatrical



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