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Kokurikozaka kara

Kokurikozaka kara

Alternative Titles

English: From Up on Poppy Hill
Synonyms: Kokuriko-saka kara, Kokuriko-zaka kara, Coquelicot Saka kara
Japanese: コクリコ坂から

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 2011
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.051 (scored by 20219 users)
Ranked: #4622
Popularity: #1110
Members: 34,553
Favorites: 132
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Synopsis

The 1964 Tokyo Olympics represented a new start for Japan—out with the old Meiji-era buildings that reminded citizens of bad times, in with innovation that spoke to the future of a newly peaceful and increasingly prosperous country.

Umi, a shy teenaged girl, manages a boarding house on the Yokohama seaside. Her father was killed in the war and her mother travels constantly, so in addition to attending high school, Umi must also run the family business. Her classmate Shun, an orphan unsure of his lineage, lives with a few other students in the old high-school clubhouse, a French-style, mansion that's set to be demolished as part of the current modernization project. Shun and his schoolmates refuse to let this happen.

As much as they fear losing their shelter, they are also appalled at what they see as the erasure of their history. As the students organize a protest, Shun and Umi grow closer. What begins as a friendship develops into something deeper as these two lonely teenagers find a mutual understanding and trust. Yet when Shun starts to investigate his past, secrets emerge that threaten to tear the two apart.

(Source: Toronto International Film Festival)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Matsuzaki, Umi
Matsuzaki, Umi
Main
Nagasawa, Masami
Japanese
Nagasawa, Masami
Kazama, Shun
Kazama, Shun
Main
Okada, Junichi
Japanese
Okada, Junichi
Mizunuma, Shirou
Mizunuma, Shirou
Supporting
Kazama, Shunsuke
Japanese
Kazama, Shunsuke
Hirokouji, Sachiko
Hirokouji, Sachiko
Supporting
Hiiragi, Rumi
Japanese
Hiiragi, Rumi

Staff

Suzuki, Toshio
Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Miyazaki, Gorou
Miyazaki, Gorou
Director
Niwa, Keiko
Niwa, Keiko
Script
Teshima, Aoi
Teshima, Aoi
Theme Song Performance

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Sayonara no Natsu ~Kokurikozaka Kara~ (さよならの夏~コクリコ坂から~)" by Aoi Teshima



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Beatnik
Jul 22, 2012 5:38 AM
Well that's two lacklustre Ghibli movies under Goro's belt. On one hand I can understand Hayao supporting his son in his career, yet on the other hand this blatant form of nepotism is doing nothing but showing that the Miyazaki magic will disappear when he does.

Goro doesn't deserve to be making Ghibli movies just yet. Maybe gaining more experience doing other things would prepare him for that special of roles, but instead what we're left with is his experimentations and learning process stamped with the Ghibli logo. It's diluting the brand. His two films aren't even pandering to mainstream audiences; that’s read more
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Rubi-Jah
Sep 18, 2011 11:15 PM
From up on Poppy Hill, another great addition to the Ghibli Studio collection in my opinion. Let me start off by saying that what attracts me to to any work associated with Hayao Miyazaki is the element of magic, creative settings and unforgettable characters. Even Tales of EarthSea, directed by Goro Miyazaki (same director for this movie) had some of these elements...however, you wont necessarily find that when you watch From up on Poppy Hill.

Story 8/10

The story is about family, love and determination. I found that each of these elements were strongly portrayed throughout movie by the two main characters and in the end read more
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tehnominator
Nov 10, 2013 10:52 AM
Miyazaki Goro's sophomore attempt at directing proves that he can stand apart from his legendary father, but perhaps he is still walking in the shadow of the behemoth Studio Ghibli. Yet his recent work does not back down in its fight to earn a place in their legacy.

From Up on Poppy Hill gives us the standard we expect from a Ghibli film: beautiful art, consistent and vibrant animation complementing stories and characters with either a whole lot of heart or charm and sometimes both. But while Miyazaki makes all the right steps, he has a long way to go to give us something that is read more
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totorolover33
Oct 8, 2013 9:45 AM
When people hear the words 'Studio Ghibli,' many have come to expect a masterpiece. This is both a blessing and a curse; whilst this does mean that more people watch these (usually pretty amazing) films, it also means that people can mistake 'imperfect' for 'bad.'

I can't speak for everyone, but I actually really enjoyed From Up on Poppy Hill. The characters were likeable - not particularly in-depth or rich, but likeable - and the quirky supporting cast were always there to pick up any slack. In fact, I would say that the supporting cast is one of my favourites from a Ghibli film so read more
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