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Published on Aug 6, 2012
Madman Entertainment presents REEL ANIME 2012. Featuring the most cutting-edge, highly-anticipated animated films this side of Tokyo, Reel Anime brings the spectacle of Japanese animation back to the big screen. Limited time only - in cinemas from September 13-26. reelanime.com
Set in Yokohama, From Up On Poppy Hill is a high school love story that take place in the year before the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. As the country begins to pick itself up from the devastation of the Second World War, the new generation struggles to move towards a prosperous future whilst trying not to lose the essence of their past. The film's rich and vibrant animation captures the entrancing beauty of Yokohama's harbour and lush surrounding hillsides and, with a soundtrack that draws inspiration from the finest music of the time, perfectly captures the thrills of young romance and the hope of a new dawn.