From Up On Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara, Japan 2011)

The latest Studio Ghibli anime has received rather grudging reviews on the whole, being described as ‘bland’ and ‘minor Ghibli’ or at best ‘pleasant and light’. I enjoyed it a great deal but I can understand why the less enthusiastic responses have come from some fans and critics. But I should also point out that… Read More From Up On Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara, Japan 2011)