From Up on Poppy Hill / Kokuriko-Zaka Kara

Yesterday, I finally watched another film of Studio Ghibli, “From Up on Poppy Hill” by Gorō Miyazaki, son of the great Hayao Miyazaki. The story takes place in Yokohama in 1963, which deals with  ‘Rise of Post-War Japan’ and the incoming Tokyo Olympics. Umi Komatsuzaki is a high school student who looks after her brother and sister and…

Hotarubi no Mori e

Hotarubi no Mori e (蛍火の杜へ?) is a manga by Yuki Midorikawa and was adapted into an anime film in 2011. It has the same mangaka with Natsume’s Book of Friends. This is a love story of a young girl named Hotaru who was lost in the forest that is inhabited by mountain spirits, and a human-looking spirit named, Gin. Gin was…