We still have another year to wait until The Wind Rises, the first film by famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyizaki since 2009’s Ponyo, sees the light of day. In the meantime, we’ll just have to occupy ourselves with From Up On Poppy Hill, which was co-written by Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro Miyazaki.
The previous film that Goro Miyazaki directed was Tales From Earthsea, probably the worst entry in the Studio Ghibli catalogue. Based on the fantastic new trailer for From Up On Poppy Hill, it appears as though Goro has redeemed himself nicely. The movie looks like it’s on par with the best of Studio Ghibli, which is to say, on par with some of the greatest animated movies of all time.