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From Up on Poppy Hill -- 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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Director:
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Tetsurô Sayama (original story)
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Release Date:
16 July 2011 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Decent addition to the Ghibli canon See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Masami Nagasawa ... Umi Matsuzaki (voice: Japanese version)
Jun'ichi Okada ... Shun Kazama / Yuichiro Sawamura (voice: Japanese version)
Keiko Takeshita ... Hana Matsuzaki (voice: Japanese version)
Yuriko Ishida ... Miki Hokuto (voice: Japanese version)
Rumi Hiiragi ... Sachiko Hirokôji (voice: Japanese version)
Jun Fubuki ... Ryoko Matsuzaki (voice: Japanese version)
Takashi Naitô ... Yoshio Onodera (voice: Japanese version)
Shunsuke Kazama ... Shirô Mizunuma / Hiroshi Tachibana (voice: Japanese version)
Nao Ômori ... Akio Kazama (voice: Japanese version)

Teruyuki Kagawa ... Tokumaru rijichô (voice: Japanese version)
Haruka Shiraishi ... Sora Matsuzaki (voice: Japanese version)
Tsubasa Kobayashi ... Riku Matsuzaki (voice: Japanese version)

Alex Wolff ... Riku Matsuzaki (voice: English version)
Bridget Hoffman ... Yuko (voice: English version)
Aoi Teshima ... Yuko (voice: Japanese version)

Elisa Gabrielli ... Saori Makimura (voice: English version)
Toshimi Kanno ... Nobuko Yokoyama (voice: Japanese version)

Jeff Dunham ... Gen (voice: English version)
Goro Miyazaki ... World History Teacher (voice: Japanese version)
Eiko Kanazawa ... Saori Makimura (voice: Japanese version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gillian Anderson ... Hana Matsuzaki (voice: English version)

Stephen Apostolina ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Fumihiro Awano ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Kirk Baily ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Sarah Bolger ... Umi Matsuzaki (voice: English version)

Beau Bridges ... Chairman Tokumaru (voice: English version)

Emily Bridges ... Tokumaru's assistant (voice: English version)
Kenta Chabana ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yûsuke Chiba ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

Robert Clotworthy ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

David Cowgill ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Ryoko Matsuzaki (voice: English version)

Bruce Dern ... Yoshio Onodera (voice: English version)

Holly Dorff ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Holly Dorff Long)
Moosie Drier ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Ronan Farrow ... World History Teacher (voice: English version)
Eddie Frierson ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Isabelle Fuhrman ... Sora Matsuzaki (voice: English version)
Kazuma Fuji ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Kôdai Fujigawa ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Daisuke Fujita ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Jackie Gonneau ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Megumi Han ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Daisuke Harada ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Shunsuke Haseyama ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

Christina Hendricks ... Miki Hokuto (voice: English version)

Richard Steven Horvitz ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Richard Horvitz)

Ron Howard ... Philosophy Club President (voice: English version)
Keisuke Ishida ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Hikaru Ishiguro ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Ayako Ito ... Tokumaru's Assistant (voice: Japanese version)
Yoshiaki Kameda ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Hiroyuki Kamikawaji ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Takashi Kamino ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Ayaka Kanematsu ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Ippei Kanie ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Mitsuru Kato ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Keisuke Kikuchi ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Akira Kiyama ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Masayuki Kizu ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Taku Kunimatsu ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

Hope Levy ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Issei Maeda ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yoshihiko Manabe ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yuko Masuoka ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Katsuhisa Matsuo ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Shinpei Midori ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Edie Mirman ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Tomomi Miyashita ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Takashi Morooka ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yoshihiko Murayama ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Hitoshi Nagao ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Tye Nielsen ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Nobito Nishioka ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

Chris Noth ... Akio Kazama (voice: English version)

Raymond Ochoa ... Riku Matsuzaki (voice: English version)

Emily Osment ... Nobuko Yokoyama (voice: English version)

Aubrey Plaza ... Sachiko Hirokôji (voice: English version)
Hunter Rogers ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Senjirô Sakai ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yuko Sakato ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Shunsuke Sato ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

Charlie Saxton ... Shiro Mizunuma (voice: English version)
Shohei Shimada ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Keigo Shimizu ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Sachi Shimoike ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yoshinari Shirozen ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Takayuki Sorita ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Kazuki Souma ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Warren Sroka ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Jake Steinfeld ... Fish Seller (voice: English version)
John Storey ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as John C. Storey)
Daisuke Sugaya ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Keiko Sugiura ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Yoji Tachibana ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Shintarô Takatsuka ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Naoki Tamanoi ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Hiroki Tanaka ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Takahiro Terao ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

Byron Thames ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Shinsuke Ueda ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Aoi Watanabe ... Young Umi (voice)
Madeleine Whittle ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Madeleine Elizabeth Whittle)
Tomonori Yanagibashi ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

Anton Yelchin ... Shun Kazama (voice: English version)
Yoshihiko Yoshizawa ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

David Zyler ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Goro Miyazaki 
 
Writing credits
Tetsurô Sayama (original story)

Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) and
Keiko Niwa (screenplay)

Tetsurô Sayama  comic
Chizuru Takahashi  comic

Produced by
Nobuo Kawakami .... executive producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer (english version)
Robyn Klein .... co-producer (english version)
Frank Marshall .... executive producer (english version)
Tetsurô Sayama .... producer
Toshio Suzuki .... producer
Chizuru Takahashi .... producer
Geoffrey Wexler .... producer (english version)
 
Original Music by
Satoshi Takebe 
 
Cinematography by
Atsushi Okui 
 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama 
 
Art Direction by
Kamon Oba 
Takashi Omori 
Yohei Takamatsu 
Noboru Yoshida 
 
Sound Department
Brian Chumney .... dialogue editor (english version)
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound (as Kôji Kasamatsu)
Eriko Kimura .... voice recording director
Kevin McAlpine .... sound recordist
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... supervising sound editor (english version)
 
Animation Department
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... key animator
Shigeru Fujita .... key animator
Taichi Furumata .... key animator
Makiko Futaki .... key animator
Hideki Hamazu .... key animator
Takashi Hashimoto .... key animator
Shunsuke Hirota .... supervising animator
Takeshi Honda .... key animator
Takeshi Imamura .... supervising animator
Ei Inoue .... key animator
Megumi Kagawa .... key animator
Katsuya Kondô .... animation director
Katsuya Kondô .... character designer
Kitarô Kôsaka .... animation director (as Kitaro Kousaka)
Shinji Otsuka .... key animator
Sachiko Sugino .... key animator
Atsuko Tanaka .... key animator
Atsushi Yamagata .... animation director
Hirômi Yamakawa .... key animator (as Hiroomi Yamakawa)
Akihiko Yamashita .... animation director
Hiromasa Yonebayashi .... key animator
 
Casting Department
Holly Dorff .... adr voice casting
 
Music Department
Tomoyuki Asakawa .... musician: harp
Naoko Ishibashi .... musician: violin
Luana Jackman .... vocal contractor
Hitoshi Konno .... musician: violin
Machi Okabe .... musician: violin
Sachie Onuma .... musician: viola
Masahiko Todo .... musician: violin
Tomomi Tokunaga .... musician: violin
Naomi Urushibara .... musician: violin
Takahiro Yuki .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Christian Klein .... head of transportation
 
Other crew
Steve Alpert .... overseas promotion manager (as Stephen Alpert)
Karey Kirkpatrick .... english adaptation
Eric Ladd .... title designer
Mike Lane .... client service
Hayao Miyazaki .... planning
Gary Rydstrom .... voice director
 
Thanks
Eric Beckman .... special thanks
Melissa Berger .... special thanks
Bhavagna Bhattiprolu .... special thanks
Susie Boyajan .... special thanks
David Freedman .... special thanks
Jenna Gambaro .... special thanks
David Jesteadt .... special thanks
Elyse Klaits .... special thanks
Tina Morris .... special thanks
Jim Nicolay .... special thanks
Mary Radford .... special thanks
Erin Reilly .... special thanks
Billy Reuben .... special thanks
Cynthia Schneider .... special thanks
Joshua Teagarden .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kokuriko-zaka kara" - Japan (original title)
"From Kokuriko Hill" - International (English title) (informal literal English title)
"From Poppy Hill" - Japan (English title) (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some incidental smoking images
Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Backstory - During the Korean war Japanese merchantmen and crew played a logistical role by ferrying men and supplies, and as such incurred losses in men and material.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Two People (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ue o Muite ArukôSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Decent addition to the Ghibli canon, 2 November 2012
Author: Pihlaja from Helsinki

Having seen Tales from Earthsea, I wasn't expecting much from this film, although it had garnered some positive feedback. Goro Miyazaki had already shown us that he didn't share his father's magical touch, creative ingenuity and ability to tell timeless stories. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by this film. Though to be fair, the story was written by Hayao Miyazaki so at least part of the film's quality can be attributed to him and not his son.

Still, Goro Miyazaki DID direct this film and with it he proves that he actually has some promise as a film artist. This is a delightful little film about young love, willingness to endure through hardship and the importance of trying even when it seems pointless. It's a story told well, with beautiful animation, identifiable and likable characters and many scenes that have stuck with me since then. The story of two young people in love and all the obstacles in their way is one that has been told countless times, but the version of this film is one of better ones I've seen. It's not flamboyant, neither is it too sweet or too clinical, rather it feels real. Sure it's a bit extraordinary, like a good story should be, but it still feels like I could learn something from it.

So yes, the story and the characters are the best part of this film, for which we have to thank pappa Miyazaki, but I liked the contributions of the son as well. The atmosphere, the mood of the film, the feeling of mid-century Japan, the way all the characters interacted with each other. As stated before, it all felt just extraordinary enough to catch our interest, but not too much so that it became unbelievable.

Though, in retrospect, I cannot say that I felt like I had seen something groundbreaking when I walked out of the theater. It is a fine movie by all accounts and Studio Ghibli can be proud to call it one of theirs, but it lacked that certain spark that all great films have. In that one singular aspect this film just wasn't all that extraordinary. It doesn't mean that you should see it, though, far from it. It's a film with heart, feeling and passion. It has cheer, humour and melodrama to spare and it will make you feel good, like a family film should.

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