Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi and Shun – but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart.
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Now I can say this now...'From Up on Poppy Hill' is one of the best anime movies that I have ever watched, yes ever. This a a truly remarkable anime and if you are planning to watch it...watch it. The story is so sweet and is slightly different in the sense that this has no fantasy elements like other studio Ghilbi films but this is what make it unique and amazing... read more
This is a tale of growing up, and of the generation after the Korean War finding a way for the past to co-exist with their future. Umi Matsuzaki is a high school student who lives in a boarding house, her father having died in the war, and her mother away in America. Every day, she raises the flags, and it is Shun Kazama, a member of the school's newspaper club, who notices them and her. He draws her into... read more
From Up on Poppy Hill