When it rains, it pours; Studio Ghibli have not been stingy on us here in the west. With Ni No Kuni‘s release yesterday, an English-dubbed trailer of Ghibli latest cinematic excursion From Up On Poppy Hill has been released today.
The story of the film follows a group of Yokohama teens involved in a student movement to prevent the demolition of an old club house in preparation for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
From Up On Poppy Hill was directed by Goro Miyazaki, while Hayao Miyazaki, Goro’s father and Studio Ghibli’s co-founder, scripted the film.
Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa and Karey Kirkpatrick were all nominated for their achievement in writing for an animated feature at the 40th Annual Annie Awards, but they lost out to Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. The film also lost out on Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.