See the Trailer for Miyazaki’s Up on Poppy Hill


It doesn't look like there are many fantastical elements in the newest film from Japan's Studio Ghibli, the outfit behind My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and this year's The Secret World of Arrietty. But Ghibli partisans won't mind, though, as From Up on Poppy Hill, due out in the U.S. next March, is co-written by animation mastermind Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro. Based on a popular manga, the film is set in sixties Japan, and involves a little girl trying to stop developers from tearing down her school clubhouse and a boy who travels to class on a tugboat. A tugboat!