Studio Ghibli has released an English trailer for From Up On Poppy Hill, directed by Goro Miyazaki. It’s almost a given that when a Japanese animation is translated to English and has a line-up of well-known voice actors the movie will be worth watching. The voices includes that of Jamie Lee Curtis, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, and Aubrey Plaza, and a US release date of 15th March 2013.
“From Academy Award(R) winner Hayao Miyazaki and director Goro Miyazaki comes this uniquely inspired coming-of-age story. Set in Yokohama in 1963, as Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics, the story centers on Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. But a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart. With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail, From Up on Poppy Hill provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli.”