Studio Ghibli‘s animated drama film “From Up On Poppy Hill” will finally premier in US theaters almost two years after its first viewing in Japan on 2011. “From Up On Poppy Hill” is directed by Goro Miyazaki(“Tales from Earthsea”), scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa. It is based on Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsuro Sayama‘s 1980 shojo manga “Kokurikozaka Kara”.
The English version is produced by GKIDS and is scheduled to premier on March 15. Check out the English-dubbed US trailer for the anime film. What do you think?
Set in 1963 in Yokohama, Japan, as she recovers from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics. “From Up On Poppy Hill” tells the story of a high school girl, named Umi Matsuzaki, living in a boarding house called Coquelicot Manor. She later met Shun Kazama, a member of the school’s newspaper club, and decided to clean up Quartier Latin, the school’s clubhouse. However, Tokumaru, the chairman of the local high school and a businessman, intends to demolish the building for redevelopment.
“With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail, From Up on Poppy Hill provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli.”