From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review: Would You Watch This Studio Ghibli Movie?

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From Up On Poppy Hill is a Studio Ghibli initiative that delivers the audience with a blessed tranquil and wholesome ambiance that undoubtedly melts your heart and helps you grab a happy mood. It is a directorial presentation of Hayao Miyazaki that you can stream on Netflix any day you want.

From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli
From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli

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It is a 92 minutes film that covers family issues, love, friendship, club affairs, school time, unity, sibling bonds, and whatever a regular family life depicts. Still, it has the magic to make your day, positively. So who are there in the movie

The Cast Of From Up On Poppy Hill

  • Masami Nagasawa playing Umi Matsuzaki
  • Junichi Okada playing Shun Kazama 
  • Keiko Takeshita playing Hana Matsuzaki 
  • Jun Fubuki playing Ryoko Matsuzaki 
  • Yuriko Ishida playing Miki Hokuto
  • Nao Ōmori playing Akio Kazama
  • Takashi Naito playing Yoshio Onodera
  • Shunsuke Kazama playing Shirō Mizunuma
  • Teruyuki Kagawa playing Chief Director Tokumaru
  • Haruka Shiraishi playing Sora Matsuzaki
  • Tsubasa Kobayashi playing Riku Matsuzaki 
  • Rumi Hiiragi playing Sachiko Hirokoji 
  • Eiko Kanazawa playing Saori Makimura
  • Toshimi Kanno and Aoi Teshima playing Nobuko and Yuko 

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What You Might Like About From Up On Poppy Hill

The Story

The story starts with a very simple projection of a regular household. As the narration progresses the audiences bonds with the notable characters in the flick. It is minimalistic yet powerful that you will enjoy every bit of the plot. The movie represents sentimental values, love and respect for the past, unity as a team, and family values generously that you will fall in love with the content.

From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli
From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli

Not to forget, the young love that blossoms in an elusive manner is again what makes the movie worth discussing and worth rewatching millions of times.

The movie is based on the literary work titled Kokuriko-zaka kara by Chizuru Takahashi, and Tetsuro Sayama. Studio Ghibli did not miss the chance of taking this manga into consideration and producing such a wonderful movie out of it. Goro Miyazaki directed the plot whose script was written by none other than Hayao Miyazaki.

The Ambiance

From the moment the movie begins, you will sense that it is warm, cozy, and gratifying to the core. Although the movie, in bits and corners, shows a conventional side of the generation, however, it is modern on their own as well. Besides, the relatable scenarios that you might have experienced at some point in life, is what is going to make you blush in several instances from the plot.

From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli
From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli

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The Characters

The movies store, father, mother, grandparents, siblings, friends, seniors, and adults who motivate you from time to time. Again they were a delight to the eyes. You will feel comfortable and definitely homely around these characters playing their particular roles on screen.

From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli
From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli

They are expressive, gentle, insightful, and some satisfying portrayals to enjoy.

The Music

Satoshi Takebe was responsible for composing those wholesome soothing tunes for the movie. They were accurate to the year while being contemporary as well. The melodies would win your heart and will make you play those, on repeat after you are done with the film.

Umi Matsuzaki

Yes, she is the heart and soul of the film. From the point when the story begins, everything about this young lady will amuse you. Besides being a great human being, she is a great sibling, a good friend, and a mature girl for her age, whom you will admire and will rely on, wholeheartedly.

From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli
From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli

Umi has an intense aura that is responsible for her actions and gives off positive vibes all the time. She is someone, whom you will look up to and will love.

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Shun Kazama

This fella completes the lady we talked about till now. He is the brave hero of the Latin Quater who will inspire and motivate you. His gentle way of talking is something too charming to handle. Again Shun is also an intense character who is friendly, reliable, mature, and responsible. He is the guy who is admired by everyone in the school and of course by us, the audience.

From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli
From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli

What You Might Not Like About From Up On Poppy Hill

The Sudden Twist

Well, precisely speaking TOTT doesn’t mind the shocking twist that comes stumbling upon in the story. However many might not appreciate the plot twist introduced, which made the story a bit deep and interesting. Otherwise, we would have gotten the chance to watch what happens next, between Umi and Shun in the story, isn’t it?

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TOTT’s Take On From Up On Poppy Hill

Effectively, it is evident by now, what TOTT thinks about From Up On Poppy Hill. It is a great watch, that you will not get tired of repeating again and again.

From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli
From Up On Poppy Hill(2011) Review/ Picture Credit: Studio Ghibli

Everything about From Up On Poppy Hill shouts that it’s an evergreen story that even your children will love to enjoy on their free days being an adult.

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TOTT gives the movie 5/5 stars.

So, have you watched the movie? What’s your take on From Up On Poppy Hill? Do tell us everything in the comment section below.

But this is all for today. Hope to meet you all very soon in our next publication. Bye Bye…

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