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From Up On Poppy Hill the Latest English Release from Studio Ghibli

Set in 20th century Japan shortly after World War II, From Up on Poppy Hill is based on the manga of (roughly) the same name, a peaceful coming of age/romance where a push for the new in anticipation of the 1964 Olympics lies in conflict with remembrance of the old. In other words, maybe something to watch after Grave of the Fireflies, when you feel like nothing will ever be okay ever again. The English voice cast includes folks like Ron Howard, Gillian Anderson, and Christina Hendricks.

(via The LA Times.)


  • Adam R. Charpentier

    I watched this with the Japanese dubbing last year and was bored out of my skull, but the English soundtrack sounds more vibrant…I MAY give it another go.

    I miss the more fanciful films that Ghibli did in the early 2000′s.

  • Anonymous

    The real treat here will be figuring out how she loses her pigtails, resulting in a casual above the shoulder hair cut. In Laputa, they got shot off. In Howl, it was self-cut. What will it be here?

  • Matthew Abely

    Or why I am not a dub hater; let the Anime movie renaissance of 2013 begin. It has been too long…

  • Shoshana B

    No no no, the symbolic loss of pigtails is HAYAO Miyazaki’s directing thing.. This one’s directed by GORO Miyazaki. His dad just did the scripting, so the pigtails may still be safe.

  • Brand

    I watched it but I can’t say it left much of an impression other then eh, it was an okay movie. There is nothing wrong with it but there is nothing great about it either.

  • Alaura Dannan

    The English dub sounds awful…D: Crikey. No emotion or inflections whatsoever.
    (People will still watch it, though…)