Coquelicot-zaka kara

From Up on Poppy Hill

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Synonyms: Coquelicot-zaka kara, Kokuriko-saka kara, Kokuriko-zaka kara, Coquelicot Saka kara, Kokurikozaka kara
Japanese: コクリコ坂から
English: From Up on Poppy Hill
German: From Up on Poppy Hill
Spanish: La Colina de las Amapolas
French: From Up on Poppy Hill
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 2011
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.781 (scored by 121996121,996 users)
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Ranked: #10382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1179
Members: 206,757
Favorites: 1,211

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Atop a hill overlooking a seaside port sits a boarding house named Coquelicot Manor. Since the building is run by her family, Umi Matsuzaki carries out many of the duties involved in managing the small establishment, such as preparing meals for her fellow boarders. When she isn't at home, she is a student at the local high school—one that is currently dealing with a small crisis.

In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games, a beloved old clubhouse is set to be demolished to make way for a modern building. As a result, a large part of the student body has banded together, working tirelessly to prevent this from happening. Umi finds herself helping the newspaper club to spread information about this cause where she befriends Shun Kazama, whom she gradually begins to fall in love with. But Shun is an orphan who doesn't know much about his origins, and when the two begin searching for clues to the boy's past, they discover that they may have a lot more in common than either of them could have thought.

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Nakazawa, Shintarou
Episode Director
Niwa, Keiko


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"Asagohan no Uta (朝ごはんの歌)" by Aoi Teshima


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 ...
Jul 22, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 21, 2012
Kokurikozaka Kara is not only Studio Ghibli's newest film. It is, in my opinion, the worst film they have made so far.

Our story begins with Komatsuzaki Umi, a girl living in a coastal town in 1960s Japan. Every morning, she rises a pair of flags which can be seen from the sea. Without spoiling anything, I must admit the reason why she does it is pretty tear-jerking.

What isn't tear-jerking, however, is the story in general. I've never seen such a horribly put-together story. The characters are absolutely forgettable, and the script is horrendous. I was shocked when I realised how many inconcistencies and plotholes plague ...

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