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Ghibli's New Movie Kokuriko-zaka Kara Announced [Update March 8]

by dtshyk
Dec 14, 2010 9:39 PM | 51 Comments
According to Eiga.com, Studio Ghibli announced that their new movie "Kokuriko-zaka Kara" will be premiered next summer. Miyazaki Goro will direct it.

Poster image of Kokuriko-zaka Kara (Toho Film official website)
Kokuriko zaka official website

Kokuriko-zaka Kara is originally a shoujo manga serialized in Nakayoshi magazine in 1980. Miyazaki Hayao loves the manga and Studio Ghibli managed the re-release of the manga this July.

Cover art of Kokuriko-zaka Kara manga (re-released version)

Synopsis:
Adolescence comedy taking place in 1963. Komatsuzaki Umi is a high school girl. She takes care of her brother and sister and manages a western-style lodge next to the sea instead of her mother, who is always away from home. It's about her happy and busy school life with Kazama Shun, a member of the newspaper club, and Mizunuma Shiro, the president of the student council.

Source: Eiga.com

Update on March 8th
According to the movie's official website, the film will be released nationwide in Japan on July 16.

Source: http://www.kokurikozaka.jp/

20 of 51 Comments Recent Comments

I like Ghibli's work, so no doubt I'll be checking this out.

Aug 2, 2011 12:20 PM by 09890

InB4 bias ratings.

I might check this out though.

Jul 31, 2011 10:29 AM by SamRavster

i'll watch maybe

Jul 31, 2011 9:53 AM by freezeheart

definitely a MUST watch.

but what happened to The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter? I've seen it on wiki on one of ghibli's future films for a long time, yet they announced this movie instead. I feel like the bamboo cutter was there even before Borrowers Arrietty.

Jul 31, 2011 9:26 AM by movoning

The art is completely different from the display pict art. Its their tradition hand drawn cell. dont judge the book

Jul 19, 2011 12:11 AM by dewert

(I didn't even knew that hayao actually read manga's)

LOL. You know, it's hard to write manga when you didn't read it xD
And also i don't think that ghibli is bad with manga adaptations, "whisper of the heart" is one of my favourites.
And also i think "pom poko" is definetly one of their best.
About this movie: i'm looking forward to it, epsecially because Hayao Miyazaki is the one who written script here.

Jun 16, 2011 2:58 AM by Predelnik

I'm looking forward to the release of this since it comes out on my birthday! xD Too bad I can't be in Japan though... ==" Hope it's not too disappointing.. Since I haven't seen tales from earthsea yet, I don't know what Goro's work is like in comparison to Hayaos'..but I'm hoping it will be good.. It IS Ghibli after all ^^

Jun 16, 2011 1:41 AM by cheru41

I'm looking forward to the release of this since it comes out on my birthday! xD Too bad I can't be in Japan though... ==" Hope it's not too disappointing.. Since I haven't seen tales from earthsea yet, I don't know what Goro's work is like in comparison to Hayaos'..but I'm hoping it will be good.. It IS Ghibli after all ^^

Jun 16, 2011 1:41 AM by cheru41

Update on March 8th
According to the movie's official website, the film will be released nationwide in Japan on July 16.

Source: http://www.kokurikozaka.jp/

Mar 8, 2011 1:57 AM by Naruleach

ios said:
Ghibli!!! ill watch it


Ghibli is the best

Dec 17, 2010 5:10 AM by almozayaf

peroxid said:
OMG, need to read it now! (I didn't even knew that hayao actually read manga's)


The manga looks hard to find though. It's not even on MAL's database. Or am I missing something?

Dec 16, 2010 10:11 PM by idlezeal

I'll watch this since it's ghibli of course, not expecting much though (since it's goro).

Miyazaki Hayao loves the manga.


OMG, need to read it now! (I didn't even knew that hayao actually read manga's)

Dec 16, 2010 10:44 AM by peroxid

will check this out since it's ghibli! :)

Dec 15, 2010 3:26 PM by Kurini

I'll check it out cuz its Ghibli ! :D

[Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service are my fave anime movies. ♥]

Dec 15, 2010 2:42 PM by TITANFALL2022

Miyazaki Goro? Yeah, no. I won't watch any movie he's breathed on after the abomination that was Tales from Earthsea. Even if he has improved, it won't be nearly enough to make a semi-decent movie.

Some part of me believes Hayao Miyazaki actually hates this manga. It's the only reason I can imagine him letting his son direct it. Or he's gone senile. Either way. In general Ghibli kind of fails at adaptations, but maybe this being a manga instead of a foreign novel gives it some hope.

Dec 15, 2010 2:19 PM by Winter

I wish they'd do an original screenplay instead of an adapted manga, as that is where Studio Ghibli shines.

Dec 15, 2010 2:05 PM by Sohei

Will watch this! :D Anything from Ghilbi is bound to be great as usual.

Dec 15, 2010 1:25 PM by Gone__Forever__

The poster looks really nice. The plot seems somewhat nice as well. Also, it's Ghibli, so I'll be sure to watch this sooner or later.

Dec 15, 2010 12:49 PM by Loxaris

Owh.. this is Ghibli !!
but why should it be shoujo ?? O_0

Dec 15, 2010 12:19 PM by sisore

Waaah! Ghibli! I may as well give it ago...who knows what it'll be like, since its shoujo and all..

But Goro just keeps trying. I guess he wants to carry on the Miyazaki legacy. If this film is a success, it would do his father proud.

Dec 15, 2010 12:12 PM by Sasuage

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