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'From Up On Poppy Hill' On Japanese DVD & Blu-Ray

 

Disney Home Entertainment have announced the Japanese DVD and Blu-Ray releases of 'From Up On Poppy Hill' (AKA 'Kokuriko-Zaka Kara') for the 20th June, 2012. Directed by Goro Miyazaki, the film focuses around a high school girl who is forced to grow up quickly when her father goes missing.

Synopsis

Late 1970s, Yokohama. 17-year-old Umi (Masami Nagasawa) lives in a house on a hilltop next to the sea with her grandmother and other boarders. Everyday, she raises a signal flag for passing ships. Noticing the flag every morning is her schoolmate Shun (Okada Junichi), who sees it everyday on his father's tugboat. The two eventually meet in school at a protest rally to protect the old Quarter Latin building, which houses all the interest clubs. Umi ends up joining the cause, getting other female students to help Shun and the other students clean up the building. In the process, Umi and Shun develop feelings for each other. However, Umi discovers a shocking secret from the past that threatens to drive them apart.

Features

  • A copy of the film's dubbing script
  • Trailers

 

Artwork and trailer are below, and you can preorder both versions now from YesAsia.com.

 

 

 

Posted April 20, 2012