From up on Poppy Hill
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From up on Poppy Hill

From Upon Poppy Hill (コクリコ坂から, Kokuriko-zaka kara?, literally "From Kokuriko Hill") is a 2011 Japanese anime film produced by Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, and is based on the manga of the same name by Tetsuo Sayama and Chizuru Takahashi.

The film was released on July 16, 2011 in Japan and it is the second film directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son Gorō Miyazaki. The voice actors for the main characters were announced on May 12, 2011. Toshio Suzuki will be producing Kokurikozaka Kara, which will be distributed domestically by Toho.

Aoi Teshima, who sang the theme song for the film Tales from Earthsea, provided the theme song vocals for this film.

The story takes place in 1963 in Yokohama.

Kokuriku 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.

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