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"Kokuriko-zaka kara" (original title)

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A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

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Umi Matsuzaki (voice)
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Shun Kazama / Yuichiro Sawamura (voice)
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Shunsuke Kazama ...
Shirô Mizunuma / Hiroshi Tachibana (voice)
Nao Ômori ...
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Sora Matsuzaki (voice)
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Riku Matsuzaki (voice)
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Riku Matsuzaki (voice)
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Yuko (voice)
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Yuko (voice)
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A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some incidental smoking images | See all certifications »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$57,585 (USA) (15 March 2013)

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$1,000,878 (USA) (14 June 2013)
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When Umi Matsuzaki and Shun Kazama are embarking on the ship, there is a sign at the bottom of the wheel house (bridge) that says "Ghibli," in reference to the studio that made the film. See more »

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Although the movie takes place in the early 1960s, the "Coke" sign over the store (at around 6 mins) has a swoosh. That didn't become part of the Coca-Cola logo until 1969. See more »

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The best since Totoro!
25 June 2012 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Having only seen Tales from Earthsea from Goro Miyazaki earlier, I didn't get my hopes up much for this film to hold the nostalgia and love that has become Studio Ghiblis trademark. Boy was I wrong. I didn't like Spirited Away too much since it involved supernatural phenomena which gave the writers a lot of "creative freedom", and Princess Mononoke was just too violent. With Hayao doing the script and Goro directing this time, father and son have made movie history together.

Being a member of my hometown's constructional board myself, I can relate to how Tokyo's counterpart must have been in a hurry to clean up the city from old buildings before the 1964 olympics, and how student opinion tends to lean towards preserving what has been at their school since they started. Characters are very believable and follow some patterns that make us think "ah, I know someone just like that!". Animation is beautiful of course. Not the lush greenery of Arietty, but everything feels like a very realistic depiction of what 1964 Tokyo suburbs must have looked like. I'm going all in and give this movie a 10 out of 10, because it's the best animated movie I have seen in a lot of years.


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