From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

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.

Directing:
  • Goro Miyazaki

Writing:
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Tetsurô Sayama
  • Chizuru Takahashi

Stars:
Release Date: 2011-07-16
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  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 91
Jun'ichi Okada
Jun'ichi Okad...
Shun Kazama
Teruyuki Kagawa
Teruyuki Kaga...
Tokumaru rijichô
Masami Nagasawa
Masami Nagasa...
Umi Matsuzaki
Yuriko Ishida
Yuriko Ishida
Miki Hokuto
Rumi Hiiragi
Rumi Hiiragi
Sachiko Hirokôji
Jun Fubuki
Jun Fubuki
Ryoko Matsuzaki
Takashi Naitô
Takashi Naitô
Yoshio Onodera
Shunsuke Kazama
Shunsuke Kaza...
Shirô Mizunuma
Goro Miyazaki
Goro Miyazaki
World History Teacher
Nao Omori
Nao Omori
Akio Kazama
Sarah Bolger
Sarah Bolger
Umi Matsuzaki (voice)
Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
Chairman Tokumaru (voice)
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Cur...
Ryoko Matsuzaki (voice)
Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
Yoshio Onodera (voice)
Isabelle Fuhrman
Isabelle Fuhr...
Sora Matsuzaki (voice)
Christina Hendricks
Christina Hen...
Miki Hokuto (voice)
Chris Noth
Chris Noth
Akio Kazama (voice)
Raymond Ochoa
Raymond Ochoa
Riku Matsuzaki (voice)
Emily Osment
Emily Osment
Nobuko Yokoyama (voice)
Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Plaza
Sachiko Hirokôji (voice)
Charlie Saxton
Charlie Saxto...
Shiro Mizunuma (voice)
Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin
Shun Kazama (voice)
Alex Wolff
Alex Wolff
Riku Matsuzaki (voice)