Excerpt: This a delightful film. I stayed in a Japanese home just round the corner from where this story was set at about that time and despite it being an animated film it seemed just right capturing the flavour of Japan in those days.
Summary: (Note: this is a review of the movie, not of the DVD. Based on other reviews, I would advise potential buyers to be cautious about the quality of the specific DVD being sold.) From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara) is nothing less than the best Studio Ghibli film since 2004's Howl's Moving...
Excerpt: Fans of Studio Ghibli won't have had much chance to see From Up on Poppy Hill. It enjoyed a brief limited release in theaters a few months ago, but the Blu-ray release on September 3rd will allow many other fans to check it out.
Summary: Oder: Club-Romeo und Flaggen-Julia Alle meine Entchen...! Japan, 1963: Neben der Schule kümmert sich die Teenagerin Umi Matsuzaki um ihre Geschwister, schmeisst den Haushalt und organisiert die kleine Pension, die ihre Familie betreibt.