It's Yokohama, 1963. Each morning a girl on a high hilltop hoists signal
flags to greet the ships in the bay below. She is Umi Matsuzaka, a
sensible, responsible girl, who disapproves of the antics of the boys in
her school. She especially disapproves of their bold ringleader, Shun,
when he inadvertently embarrasses her. Nonetheless, Umi is drawn into
the boys' campaign to preserve a dilapidated club house and finds
herself warming to Shun, sensing a strength of character like her own.
But their friendship and save-the-clubhouse campaign will be severely
tested, in ways to make Umi and Shun question who they are…
From Up On Poppy Hill will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray across Japan on 20th June 2012, it will be available on most DVD sites including our favourite Yes Asia. Ghibli films usually open in the UK a year after Japan, so hopefully From Up On Poppy Hill will be out here in the summer. If you can't wait, the Japanese DVD will come with English subtitles. Good times!