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From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Umi Matsuzaki (voice)
Jun'ichi Okada ...
Shun Kazama / Yuichiro Sawamura (voice)
Keiko Takeshita ...
Hana Matsuzaki (voice)
Yuriko Ishida ...
Miki Hokuto (voice)
Rumi Hiiragi ...
Jun Fubuki ...
Ryoko Matsuzaki (voice)
Takashi Naitô ...
Yoshio Onodera (voice)
Shunsuke Kazama ...
Shirô Mizunuma / Hiroshi Tachibana (voice)
Nao Ohmori ...
Akio Kazama (voice) (as Nao Ômori)
Tokumaru rijichô (voice)
Haruka Shiraishi ...
Sora Matsuzaki (voice)
Tsubasa Kobayashi ...
Riku Matsuzaki (voice)
Riku Matsuzaki (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ...
Yuko (voice)
Aoi Teshima ...
Yuko (voice)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 July 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

From Up on Poppy Hill  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,000,878 (USA) (14 June 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Shun Kazama: There's no future for people who worship the future, and forget the past.
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Crazy Credits

When Umi and Shun board the ship to find out the truth about their parentage, there is a shot that shows a red sign saying "Ghibli" on the front of the ship. See more »


Referenced in Two People (2011) See more »


Sayonara no Natsu ~Kokuriko-zaka kara~
("Summer of Goodbyes ~From up on Poppy Hill~")
Lyrics by Yukiko Marimura
Composed by Kôichi Sakata
Arranged by Satoshi Takebe
Sung by Aoi Teshima
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Another beautiful, nostalgic film from the greatest Studio of all time
26 July 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

After having seen Goro Miyazaki's Tales from Earthsea, I didn't have quite high expectations from this. Goro proved me wrong this time by creating a calm, sweet and tender anime. Hayao Miyazaki is the screenwriter and I was quite surprised that he moved away from his supernatural themes containing gods and flying castles, choosing to write something realistic. Yes, this "realistic" part is the heart of the entire film and it works so lovingly.

Ghibli once again captures the audience with beautiful animation and a captivating score. The film successfully re-creates the 60's world with meticulous details. Each and every character is energetic, whether he/she is the action or just the part of the action. As the film is about saving the school's clubhouse, we can "feel" that these teens really are trying to save it and you forget it's an animated film. Most of these characters are quite inspirational... The film is not epic or dazzling like teen oriented movies actually are. It's a simple nostalgic experience.

In conclusion, another simple and heart-felt film from Ghibli that you can enjoy with your friends and family. A good film for a relaxing weekend ;)

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