Den of Geek have been given the UK trailer for Studio Ghilbi’s new animated film From Up on Poppy Hill.
The film is based on a popular Manga of the same name, and follows a group of teens who attempt to prevent their school clubhouse from being demolished by a local developer.
The film is written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro Miyazaki, with Sarah Bolger, Anton Yelchin, and Christina Hendricks providing voices for the English language version.
From Up on Poppy Hill is released in Ireland on August 2nd.
Set in 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.