Rarely seen outside of its native Japan, Ocean Waves is one of Studio Ghibli’s most obscure and sought after titles. Based upon Saeko Himuro’s most popular novel, Ocean Waves is a poignant and unsung masterpiece. Kochi is your average coastal town and young Taku is definitely your average high school student. But soon his life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful student recently transferred from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.