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Coquelicot-zaka kara


Alternative Titles

English: From Up on Poppy Hill
Synonyms: Kokurikozaka kara, 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
Licensors: GKids
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.041 (scored by 25,833 users)
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Ranked: #4652
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Popularity: #1106
Members: 44,558
Favorites: 188
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Synopsis

The year 1964 has opened up Japan to a whole new world of changes. People are finally ready to let go of the remnants of the past to make way for the prosperity that comes with industrialization. However, this big leap in technology is easier for some than others.

In Yokohama, two young people, both longing for somebody to trust, find their way into each other's arms. Umi Matsuzaki lives in a house located on the top of a poppy hill. Every day, she raises signal flags to wish sailors a safe voyage. However, deep inside, she secretly longs for her father's return. Shun Kazama, on the other hand, is an orphan who wishes to unravel his past. Alongside some of his classmates, he lives in an old clubhouse. When it's scheduled to be demolished as part of huge project to rebuild the city, Shun and his friends, alongside Umi, decide to fight back.

In this new era, these valiant children must fight to protect the past from those who seek to better the future. Will they be able to find a way to balance the old with the new? Or will their dreams be sacrificed in the name of innovation?

Background

In 2012 the film won the Animation of the Year award in the 35th Japan Academy Prize and in the 11th Tokyo Anime Award. In 2013 it won the Best Foreign Animation/Family Trailer during the 14th Golden Trailer Awards and tied with The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) film for the Best Animated Feature in the 12th Utah Film Critics Association.

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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
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"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
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
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
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
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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Poll: Kokurikozaka kara Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
tsubasalover - Jun 21, 2012
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Apr 30, 2:32 AM
Why has nobody fansubbed this yet?
Spacenoid - Jun 21, 2012
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Jun 27, 2012 11:56 AM