From Up On Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) Trailer
Here is the trailer of Studio Ghibli’s Latest Feature Film Kokuriko-Zaka Kara and the international title for it is From Up On Poppy Hill. Seeing as to how the movie is meant to be out in Japan in 3 days, this is a really late discovery on my part.
“From Up On Poppy Hill (コクリコ坂から, Kokuriko-zaka kara, literally “From Kokuriko Hill”) is a 2011 Japanese anime film produced by Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, and is based on the manga of the same name by Tetsuo Sayama and Chizuru Takahashi. […]
The story takes place in 1963 in Yokohama.
Kokuriku Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 year-old boy, Shun, always sees this flag from the sea as he rides a tugboat to school.” – wiki
I love the way the art style looks in the trailer, the down-to-earth realistic look coupled with highly detailed backdrops has got me anticipating the film even without knowing what it is about. I have not read the manga, but this seems like this will be a romance story aimed at the female crowd. The genre for this film is meant to be similar to that of Whisper of the Heart. With such pretty art and such an enchanting trailer (the song is already tugging at my heartstrings), I can’t wait to see the movie when it is out.