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A Movie “From Up on Poppy Hill” 5/2/13

May 2, 2013

I have not seen Hayao Miyazaki’s animation movies for a while, and was very excited to see it. Yes, it was much more than I expected. I am still feeling home sick, and nostalgie. The movie is set in Yokohama, a port town, in 1963, when Japan was growing, and the people looked forward for tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow was certainly better than today, and Japanese people believed the bright future. I am much younger than the students in this movie, but I can share many things with them… After this movie I listened Japanese pop music from that era, and even I became more nostalgic. This movie is beautiful, romantic, and very positive. Of course Ghibli, an animation company Miyazaki owns, makes amazing movies, and it is one of them. I relate to this movie very directly, but how about young kids?? The story is very nice so they would like it any way, I suppose! I watched it in English version, but I am curious to see it in Japanese.