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From Up On Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara)

Lists: Animated, Anime

Brief Synopsis: "The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 year-old boy, Shun, always sees this flag from the sea as he rides a tugboat to school. Gradually the pair are drawn to each other but they are faced with a sudden trial. Even so, they keep going without running from facing the hardships of reality."

Overall Ranking: 759 (Rank from 2011: # 31)


Rating:
80.6
Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)
83.25

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%




 


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik85 - The new Studio Ghibli production is aimed at more mature audiences like Whisper of the Heart and such. Harmless and heartfelt family drama.
(full review)
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Sean Kelly80(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
David Baruffi70(full review)



People Involved

  • Teruyuki Kagawa (Tokumaru rijichô)
  • Masami Nagasawa (Umi Matsuzaki)
  • Junichi Okada (Shun Kazama)
  • Keiko Takeshita (Hana Matsuzaki)
  • Yuriko Ishida (Miki Hokuto)
  • Rumi Hîragi (Sachiko Hirokôji)
  • Jun Fubuki (Ryoko Matsuzaki)
  • Takashi Naitô (Yoshio Onodera)
  • Shunsuke Kazama (Shirô Mizunuma)
  • Nao Ohmori (Akio Kazama)
  • Haruka Shiraishi (Sora Matsuzaki)
  • Tsubasa Kobayashi (Riku Matsuzaki)
  • Aoi Teshima (Yuko)
  • Goro Miyazaki (World History Teacher)
  • Goro Miyazaki (Director)