From Up On Poppy Hill
Studio Ghibli (2011)
Animation, Anime, Drama, Family
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1 hr 31 mins Japan / Japanese
Blu-ray Disc  Region 1   PG (Parental Guidance)
Teruyuki Kagawa Tokumaru rijichô
Masami Nagasawa Umi Matsuzaki
Junichi Okada Shun Kazama
Keiko Takeshita Hana Matsuzaki
Yuriko Ishida Miki Hokuto
Rumi Hiiragi Sachiko Hirokôji
Jun'ichi Okada Shun Kazama
Jun Fubuki Yoshiko Matsuzaki
Takashi Naitô Yoshio Onodera
Shunsuke Kazama Shirô Mizunuma
Nao Omori Akio Kazama
Nao Ohmori Akio Kazama
Sarah Bolger Umi Matsuzaki
Anton Yelchin Shun Kazama
Gillian Anderson Hana Matsuzaki
Goro Miyazaki
Producer Frank Marshall
Kathleen Kennedy
Writer Hayao Miyazaki
Keiko Niwa
Cinematography Hayao Miyazaki
Atsushi Okui
Musician Satoshi Takebe

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.
Edition Details
Edition 2 Disc Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Original Title Kokuriko-zaka kara
Series Studio Ghibli
Release Date 9/3/2013
Packaging HD Case
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks DTS [English]
DTS [Japanese]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 2

Disc 01 Storyboards (1080p; 1:30:51) presents the entire film in storyboard form. Director Goro Miyazaki on Yokohama (1080i; 17:37). Miyazaki fils gives some background on the manga, how the film came to be, and general information about its setting and time period. Yokohama—Stories of the Past and Present (1080i; 22:36) is a really interesting travelogue of sorts, giving some history on the city and also detailing how both the manga and film have had their impact on it. "Summer of Farewells" Music Video (1080i; 5:45) English Voice Cast Featurette (1080p; 21:48) is a fun look at the rather eclectic cast of the English language version. There are interviews and footage of them recording their parts. Press Conference—Theme Song Announcement (1080i; 39:33) is a rather interesting press conference of sorts featuring several people, including Hayao Miyazaki, that was made in the wake of the horrible Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Hayao Miyazaki's Speech After the Staff Screening (1080i; 6:14) presents some off the cuff remarks by Miyazaki. There's quite a bit of video noise here due to the low light in which it was taped. Japanese Trailers and Teasers (1080p; 7:11) U.S. Trailer (1080p; 2:25) DVD Copy
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