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From Up On Poppy Hill Blu-ray/DVD

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SKU: 826663215151

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Studio Ghibli

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About From Up On Poppy Hill Blu-ray/DVD

The movie, From Up On Poppy Hill, was directed by Goro Miyazaki.

Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi and Shun – but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart.

Special Features: Storyboards, Interview with the Director, New Documentary Special and More.


  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese, French
  • Subtitle Language: English, French
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Themes: Historical, School Life, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 91
  • Year Created: 2011
  • Release Date: 12/15/2020
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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4 star rating out of 5

2nd Venture for Goro Miyazaki is a beautiful coming of age story!


This movie is a great example of what Studio Ghibli is always great at: blending their unique style of animation with telling a captivating story. While I wasn't a huge fan of Goro Miyazaki's first film (Tales From Earthsea), I feel like he really redeemed himself here. It helps that is father Hayao Miyazaki was involved with the screenplay, they worked well together. This is a slice of life coming of age story that feels akin to other Studio Ghibli films like Whisper of the Heart or Only Yesterday in how it builds the relationship between the main characters and just resonates well with the story. Good blend of drama, comedy, and hints at romance. Beautiful setting for the film as well, lends to some really great looking shots. It's also a fun movie, and a lot of the scenes in the clubhouse and the interaction between the boys and the girls are hilarious. Recommend to anyone!