From up on Poppy Hill (2011)

The story is set in 1963 in Yokohama. Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 year-old boy, Shun, always sees this flag from the sea as he rides a tugboat to school. Gradually the pair are drawn to each other but they are faced with a sudden trial. Even so, they keep going without running from facing the hardships of reality.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 83% / Audience 79%

7/10

Rated PG 1 hr 31 mins

GENRES
Animation • Drama
DIRECTION
Goro Miyazaki
CAST
Teruyuki Kagawa  •  Masami Nagasawa  •  Junichi Okada  •  Keiko Takeshita

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Masami Nagasawa Umi Matsuzaki
Junichi Okada Shun Kazama
Keiko Takeshita Hana Matsuzaki
Yuriko Ishida Miki Hokuto
Rumi Hiiragi Sachiko Hirokôji
Jun Fubuki Ryoko Matsuzaki
Takashi Naitô Yoshio Onodera
Shunsuke Kazama Shirô Mizunuma
Haruka Shiraishi Sora Matsuzaki
Tsubasa Kobayashi Riku Matsuzaki
Aoi Teshima Yuko