Kokuriko-Zaka Kara, or From Up on Poppy Hill (in English), is a new Studio Ghibli film that just released this year! This film follows two teenagers struggling to rebuild and find meaning in post-war Yokohama. The trailer suggests a mysterious connection between the two.
As always, the animation looks wistful and vibrant. You MUST hear the beautifully dreamy themesong in this trailer! It's so melancholy and lovely.
Click over to Tokyo Kawaii Etc for another trailer and an explanation of the plot. There, you can also read a great discussion of the impact and meaning behind Studio Ghibli films and even see an interview with Hayao Miyazaki himself, where he explains what it is like working with his son (who directed this new movie)!
As a huge fan of Studio Ghibli, I can't wait to experience this new film! Have you seen it yet? Any thoughts?