Here is the English-dubbed trailer for Studio Ghibli’s latest film, From Up On Poppy Hill.
The movie was released in Japan in 2011 and has gotten fairly positive reviews. I’m a tad cautious about it because it was directed by Gorō Miyazaki, the director of Tales From Earthsea, the only Ghibli film I couldn’t sit through. However, this film looks reminiscent of Whisper of the Heart, one of my favorite Ghibli films, and otherwise looks pleasant and sweet.
Interesting note: this film is not being distributed in the United States by Disney, most likely because a certain plot point* is a bit family unfriendly. If that’s the case, why hasn’t Disney sold the home video rights to Only Yesterday to this distributor yet? The fact that they continue to just sit on those rights makes no sense.
*From what I know of film, the film may contain an incest plot point. However, I haven’t been able to confirm whether the incest is merely suggested. Either way, probably not something Disney wants associated with their brand.