It’s become apparent that Optimum Asia will be releasing what is being pegged as the final Studio Ghibli film to be brought across to the English speaking world. Due for release on the 17th August 2009, Ocean Waves was directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, and is one of the few directors aside from Miyazaki himself to direct a film from this famous studio.
Morisaki Taku and Matsuno Yutaka are best friends, then a girl called Muto Rikako transfers to their school in Kochi from Tokyo. A relationship soon blossoms and jealousy and denial are apparent.
Ocean Waves will not be dubbed and will only be available in subtitles according to the BBFC, it also appears that it has been licensed for online viewing as well – the future of distribution potentially?