It maybe still doing the festival circuit rounds but 2013 finally looks the year Studio Ghibli’s From Up On Poppy Hill will finally be released in English as tonight we have the US Trailer.
Based on a Manga of the same name , From Up on Poppy Hill is an coming of age story set in the 1960s 2 teenagers who fall in love in the wake of preventing an old clubhouse at the school their both at in Yokohama.
The film marks a return to directing from Goro Miyazaki with his father the legendary Hayao Miyazaki on scripting , the film on the animation equivalent of an Oscar back in 2011, the Japan Academy Prize for Animation. From Up On Poppy Hill certainly keeps the charm, beauty and even innocence we expect from Studio Ghibli, our only concern with this, is its not one of Studio Ghibli‘s ‘fantasies’ which are a easy sell however the source of this film should be enough to sell this one.
This a dubbed version of the film, we don’t know yet if they’ll be an UK voice cast like Arriety, if not Chris Noth, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Howard, Bruce Dern and Aubrey Plaza will provide the cast. GK Kids are the new American distributor taken over from Disney, Here in The UK we’re still expecting Studiocanal to release this for now next UK screening is at Glasgow Youth Film Festival 10th February, USA Release will be 15th March .
The latest Studio Ghibli masterpiece is scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro. Set just before the 1964 Olympics, this anime features Umi, a hardworking teen looking after her family while her mother is abroad. One day she comes across a poem in the school newspaper, apparently written about her. A little while later she meets Shun, a daring young man who is part of a school movement to help save the local clubhouse from demolition. Umi joins the movement and she and Shun grow closer, until they are suddenly torn apart by a shocking secret…