Written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill is the latest animated film from Studio Ghibli to grace our shores. Based on a popular manga by the same name, From Up on Poppy Hill follows a group of teens who attempt to prevent their school clubhouse from being demolished by a local developer. The trailer steers away from that plot and focuses on an interesting dynamic between a young boy and girl. From Up on Poppy Hill was released in Japan on July 16th of last year, but will be distributed domestically by GKIDS in March of next year. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
Thanks to The Playlist for bringing the trailer to our attention (via Punch Drunk Critics). While it doesn’t feature the fantastic elements of such classics as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away or even last year’s The Secret World of Arrietty, it does appear to have the deft emotional touch we’ve come to expect from the studio. You can watch the trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.