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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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Release Date:
16 July 2011 (Japan) See more »
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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:
7 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
It's no Spirited Away, but still good See more (51 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 Ohmori ... Akio Kazama (voice: Japanese version) (as Nao Ômori)

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)
Gorô Miyazaki ... World History Teacher (voice: Japanese version)
Eiko Kanazawa ... Saori Makimura (voice: Japanese version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gillian Anderson ... Miki Hokuto (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 ... Hana Matsuzaki (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)

Directed by
Gorô 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 Ohmori  (as Takashi Omori)
Yohei Takamatsu 
Noboru Yoshida 
 
Art Department
Satoko Nakamura .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Marco Alicea .... digital transfer: English Language Production Staff
James Austin .... engineering services: English Language Production Staff
Pierre Brouard .... dialogue editor
Danny Caccavo .... digital editorial services: English Language Production Staff
Brian Chumney .... dialogue editor: English Language Production Staff
John Countryman .... video services: English Language Production Staff
Franklin Jones III .... dialogue & sound effects editor
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound (as Kôji Kasamatsu)
Eriko Kimura .... voice recording director
Mike Lane .... skywalker client services: English Language Production Staff
Michael Levine .... digital transfer: English Language Production Staff
Dmitri Makarov .... digital editorial services: English Language Production Staff
Kevin McAlpine .... sound recordist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer: English Language Production Staff
Steve Morris .... engineering services: English Language Production Staff
Steve Orlando .... dialogue editor: English Language Production Staff
Eva Porter .... skywalker client services: English Language Production Staff
Renee Russo .... post-production sound accountant: English Language Production Staff (as renée russo)
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer: English Language Production Staff
John Torrijos .... video services: English Language Production Staff (as john 'j.t.' torrijos)
Stephen Urata .... recordist: English Language Production Staff
Tony Villaflor .... assistant re-recording mixer: English Language Production Staff
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... supervising sound editor: English Language Production Staff
 
Animation Department
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... key animator
Yôjirô Arai .... in-between animator (as Yojiro Arai)
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)
Polly Businger .... studio teacher (as Polly Basinger)
Akio Ichimura .... financial manager
Takayasu Ito .... financial manager
Joshua Jason .... publicist
Karey Kirkpatrick .... english adaptation
Eric Ladd .... title designer
Mike Lane .... client service
Hayao Miyazaki .... planning
Tomofumi Otsuka .... financial manager
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
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Denmark:A | Germany:0 | Hong Kong:I | Ireland:PG | Norway:A | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U | USA:PG (certificate #47951)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The flags that Umi raises mean U and W in international flag language. The two letters mean, "I wish you a pleasant voyage". At one point, Umi raises the flags that spell out Hokuto, which Shun translates for the audience. Shun's flags on the tugboat say UW MER, which are seen again in Sachiko's painting.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 »
Quotes:
Shun Kazama:There's no future for people who worship the future, and forget the past.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Two People (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ue o Muite ArukôSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
It's no Spirited Away, but still good, 15 November 2012
Author: Freak Idiot from Finland

From up on Poppy Hill is a deserving addition to the Ghibli library. It's sweet, small and relatable. The manga-based script is written by Hayao Miyazaki himself, while his son Goro is directing this time.

Poppy Hill is slightly different from the more known Ghibli films in the fact that it takes place completely in the real world and there's not even the slightest hint of anything supernatural. It makes it a different kind of film, so I would recommend placing your expectations outside the Totoro/Ponyo/Spirited Away territory.

Once you settle into the setting, the movie offers a good time: the characters are colourful (especially the philosophy guy, he was hilarious!) and relatable and the simplicity and down to earth feel of the story prevents the film from getting out of hand. The romance doesn't feel forced in any way and there are many heartwarming moments. By the end I was just smiling and left the theater with a warm feel inside.

The movie has some issues that keep it outside of greatness status. The animation isn't bad, but certainly not the level we've come to expect (this might be partly because the film was in production when the 2011 tsunami hit, so it's understandable). The story takes a while to get going, and also I found the music almost interrupting at times. I wonder how the sound mixing went because at times the music felt almost too loud.

But in the end Poppy Hill is a very enjoyable film. It takes a while to get going, but it gives it the advantage of getting better and better as it progresses.

Recommendation: For Ghibli fans and newcomers alike From up on Poppy Hill offers a heartwarming feel-good film that will bring a smile to your face. Definitely worth seeing

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