American Poster for Studio Ghibli's "From Up on Poppy Hill" Revealed

Goro Miyazaki directed movie set to open in New York and Los Angeles theaters on March 15 before expanding wider on March 29

With Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill set to open in New York and Los Angeles theaters on March 15 before expanding wider on March 29, Coming Soon has gotten an early look at the American poster for the shoujo manga adaptation co-written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro.


This will be the first first-run Ghibli movie to hit North America from GKids and marks a departure from Disney's relationship with the studio.



The cast list on From Up on Poppy Hill includes:

  • Gillian Anderson (X-Files)
  • Sarah Bolger (The Tudors)
  • Beau Bridges (Stargate)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween)
  • Bruce Dern (Silent Running)
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Isabelle Furnham
  • Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
  • Chris Noth (Law & Order, Sex in the City)
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days)
  • Emily Osment (Hannah Montana)
  • Aubrey Plaza (Scott Pilgrim, Parks and Recreation)
  • Chalie Saxton
  • Alex Wolff
  • Anton Yelchin (Star Trek)



Set in Yokohama in 1963, the film centers on a high school couple’s innocent love and the secrets surrounding their births.  The story takes place in a Japan that is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics – and the mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the new generation struggles to embrace modernity and throw off the shackles of a troubled past.  The film’s rich color palette and painterly detail capture the beauty of Yokohama’s harbor and its lush surrounding hillsides, while the 1960′s pop soundtrack evokes nostalgia for an era of innocence and hope


via Coming Soon


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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