Yokohama, 1963. A love story set
amongst the high school students who were the first generation of a new Japan
perfectly captures the hopes of a newdawn.
Yokohama in the year 1963, "From Up On Poppy Hill" is a love story
whose main characters are the high school students who were to become the first
generation of a new Japan. As the country begins to pick itself up from the
devastation of the Second World War, the new generation struggles with moving
forward into a prosperous future while trying not to lose the things from the
past that make them who they are. The film's rich and vibrant animation
captures the entrancing beauty of the Yokohama harbor setting and lush
surrounding hillsides and, with a soundtrack that draws from the finest music
of the time, perfectly captures the
thrills of young romance and the hope of a new dawn.