From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill Japanese , Hepburn Kokurikozaka Kara? , lit. From Coquelicot Hill is a 2011 Japanese animated drama film directed by Gor Miyazaki, scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, and produced by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1980 serialized Japanese comic of the same name illustrated by Chizuru Takahashi and written by Tetsur Sayama. The film stars the voices of Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita, Yuriko Ishida, Jun Fubuki, Takashi Naito, Shunsuke Kazama, Nao Omori and Teruyuki Kagawa.

Umi Matsuzaki is a 16yearold student at Isogo High School living in Coquelicot Manor, a boarding house overlooking the Port of Yokohama in Japan. Her mother Ryoko is a medical professor studying abroad in the United States. Umi runs the house and looks after her younger siblings Sora and Riku and her grandmother, Hana. College student Sachiko Hirokouji and doctorintraining Miki Hokuto also live there. Each morning, Umi raises a set of signal flags with the message I pray for safe voyages.One day, a poem about the flags being raised is published in the school newspaper. Shun Kazama, the poems author and a member of the journalism club, witnesses the flags from sea as he rides a tugboat to school. At school, Umi meets Shun when he participates in a daredevil stunt for the newspaper, leaving Umi with a negative first impression. Umi later accompanies Sora to obtain Shuns autograph at the Quartier Latin, an old and dilapidated building housing the high schools clubs. Umi learns that Shun publishes the school newspaper, along with Shir Mizunuma, the schools student government president. She ends up helping on the newspaper. Later, Shun convinces the other students to renovate the building after a debate on the future of the Quartier Latin, which may be demolished. At Umis suggestion, the female student body cooperates with the other students. ........

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