‘From Up On Poppy Hill’ US Trailer Released

Monday, February 4th, 2013

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From Up On Poppy Hill

Studio Ghibli fans rejoice! The US trailer for the studio’s newest film From Up On Poppy Hill was just released, and it does not disappoint. The visuals look beautiful, and the English dub sounds polished.  See the trailer for yourself below.

From Up On Poppy Hill is the second Ghibli film directed by Goro Miyazaki (son of the prolific Hayao Miyazaki, who wrote the screenplay) and is the studio’s 17th feature film to date. The story focuses on a young girl named Umi who lives in 1960’s Japan. As the country prepares for the 1964 Olympic Games, Umi struggles with loss, love, and how the two can become intertwined. The trailer seems to promise that there will be no lack of dramatic tension and heartwarming (and/or heartbreaking) scenes.

Although it’s just now seeing a US release, the film came out in Japan back in 2011. It’s uncertain right now just how many American theaters will be showing From Up On Poppy Hill, but the release will be limited, so keep your fingers crossed that it’s coming to a theater near you! The official release date is March 15th, 2013.

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  • I had no idea there was another Ghibli film set to come out… looks awesome! <3

  • Most anticipated movie of the year. Arrietty was my movie of the year last year. Hopefully, this is more of the same.

  • Gotta love Studio Ghibli! Stoked to see this. (:

  • This is a surprise. Really liking the look of this one.

  • I watched Arrietty little over a week ago. Could my timing have been any better?

  • Studio Ghibli never disappoints when it comes to their English dubs. Of course, that’s because we have Disney to thank for that. I love watching their movies in English. All of them. My favorites? Castle in the Sky (Luke Skywalker and Miss Skinner stole that movie, and both the rescore and performances are very enjoyable), Princess Mononoke (Neil Gaiman’s script and the performances, especially Keith David, are fantastic), My Neighbor Totoro (both FOX and Disney dubs), Kiki’s Delivery Service (R.I.P. Phil Hartman), and Whisper of the Heart.

    • this will be the first Ghibli movie not localized by Disney or a Disney subsidiary. (Mononoke-Hime was done by Miramax). That said, judging by the trailer, I don’t foresee any problems. I’ll miss Cecile Corbel’s soundtrack, but I’m sure this will be just as good.

  • John Ellis

    Looks good, better than the Ponyo dub. Princess Mononoke is still has my favorite dub.