Firming her resolve, Shizuku decides to test her talents as well.
is a 1995 Japanese animated romantic drama film directed by Yoshifumi Kondō and written by Hayao Miyazaki based on the 1989 manga of the same name by Aoi Hiiragi.
The film stars Yoko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi and Keiju Kobayashi.
It was the first theatrical Studio Ghibli film to be directed by someone other than Miyazaki or Isao Takahata.
Whisper of the Heart was Kondō's only film as director before his death in 1998.
Studio Ghibli had hoped that Kondō would become the successor to Miyazaki and Takahata.
Shizuku Tsukishima is a 14-year-old student at Mukaihara Junior High School, where she is best friends with Yuko Harada.Living in Tokyo with her parents Asako and Seiya, as well as her older sister Shiho, Shizuku is a bookworm and is keen on writing.During an ordinary evening, she looks through the checkout cards in her library books.She discovers they have been checked out by Seiji Amasawa.Over the next few days, Shizuku encounters a young man, later revealed to be Seiji, who often annoys her.Finding a cat riding a train, Shizuku follows it to discover an antique shop run by Shiro Nishi. After Shizuku returns home, she learns from Yuko that Sugimura has inadvertently upset her, as he does not know that Yuko likes him and instead had a crush on Shizuku.