YMMV / Whisper of the Heart
- Awesome Art: It's Ghibli, so this should go without saying, but the animation in the film is gorgeous.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Probably why the Baron later starred in The Cat Returns.
- Narm: Seiji's declaration of "Shizuku, I love you!" in the English dub.
- Narm Charm: Despite the aforementioned Narm, it's still a very sweet scene.
- Nightmare Fuel: The glowing lapis lazuli from Shizuku's story suddenly turning into a dead baby bird.
- The Scrappy: A minor case but Shiho is rather unlikable because she's so bossy and demanding towards Shizuku, far moreso than their parents.
- Signature Scene: The image of Shizuku sitting at her desk, writing in her notebook while listening to her headphones, has become iconic of the film.
- Wangst: Yuuko's over-the-top reaction to Sugimura encouraging her to date his friend. Skipping school just because she cried the day before might seem a bit over-the-top to some.
- Similarly, the way that Shizuku, Yuuko and Sugimura all treat the Love Triangle with far, far more gravitas than it actually deserves.