I just found out that on March 15, 2013 Studio Ghibli is releasing “From Up on Poppy Hill” in North America. “From Up on Poppy Hill” will be released in New York and Los Angeles before hitting other select theaters around the country. The movie is set in Yokohama in 1963, as Japan is preparing to host the 1964 Olympics. Hayao Miyazaki wrote the script and the film is directed by Goro Miyazaki.

I’m not exactly sure when the movie will be playing in Chicago but hopefully it will be soon. Maybe a trip to New York is needed. Ha! I am excited to see this movie because something about it brings back some great memories of my past.

Watch the trailer for “From Up on Poppy Hill” below




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