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NEWS: Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill is #1 Japanese Film of 2011




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:26 pm Reply with quote
I'd love to see this movie. Hopefully we'll see, at minimum, a limited release in North American theatres next year.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:37 pm Reply with quote
Wow!! This is great, I was really hoping this film would be a hit. Good for Goro!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:45 pm Reply with quote
Half that of Arrietty, but still definitely impressive for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:06 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Half that of Arrietty, but still definitely impressive for sure.


Less than half of the top-grossing 2011 film in Japan too.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:15 am Reply with quote
What's the prognosis on this movie? I haven't heard good things about Earthsea, like this review.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:09 am Reply with quote
1. From Kokuriko Hill (Toho) 4,148,791,855 yen ($53,942,294), 3,298,759 admissions. [58 Days In Release]
2. Pokemon the Movie: Best Wishes (Toho) 4,117,122,394 yen ($53,522,594), 4,007,769 admissions. [58 Days In Release]
3. Space Battleship Yamato (Toho) 4.10 billion yen ($50.48 million), 3,290,000 admissions.
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4. Gantz Part 1 (Toho) 3.45 billion yen ($41.66 million), 2,770,000 admissions.
5. SP: The Motion Picture - Revolution (Toho) 3.33 billion yen ($41.06 million), 2,600,000 admissions.
6. Partners the Movie 2 (TOEI) 3.19 billion yen ($38.98 million), 2,500,000 admissions.
7. Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (Toho) 3.13 billion yen ($38.85 miillion), 2,630,000 admissions.
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8. Gantz Perfect Answer (Toho) 2.80 billion yen ($35.38 million), 2,230,000 admissions.
9. Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops (Toho) 2.45 billion yen ($31.26 million), 2,160,000 admissions.
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10. Andalusia: Goddess of Retribution (Toho) 1.85 billion yen ($24.05 million), 1,500,000 admissions.
11. Inazuma Eleven (Toho) 1.77 billion yen ($22.42 million), 1,480,000 admissions.
12. Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals / Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship DOUBLE FEATURE (TOEI) 1,717,048,318 yen ($22,321,628), 1,456,360 admissions. [37 Days in Release]
13. Gaku (Toho) 1.60 billion yen ($20.23 million), 1,270,000 admissions.
14. Princess Toyotomi (Toho) 1.58 billion yen ($20.08 million), 1,225,000 admissions.
15. Miracle Man of the Pacific (Toho) 1.57 billion yen ($19.80 million), 1,248,000 admissions.
16. Abacus and Sword (Asmik Ace) 1.42 billion yen ($17.92 million), 1,127,000 admissions.
17. Paradise Kiss (Warner Bros.) 1.41 billion yen ($18.02 million), 1,116,000 admissions.
18. Norwegian Wood (Toho) 1.40 billion yen ($17.69 million), 1,113,000 admissions.
19. Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Feat. Skull Movie Taisen Core (TOEI) 1.38 billion yen ($17.53 million), 1,115,000 admissions.
20. Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Den-O Let's Go All Kamen Riders (TOEI) 1.35 billion yen ($17.07 million), 1,110,000 admissions.
21. 1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife (Toho) 1.23 billion yen ($15.56 million), 1,005,000 admissions.
22. Crayon Shin-chan: The Golden Spy Mission (Toho) 1.20 billion yen ($15.13 million), 1,142,000 admissions.
23. God's Medical Record (Toho) 1,179,717,450 yen ($15,336,327), 985,423 admissions. [16 Days in Release]
24. The Cicada's Eighth Day (Shochiku) 1.17 billion yen ($14.74 million), 956,000 admissions.
25. Tomorrow's Joe (Toho) 1.10 billion yen ($13.85 million), 912,000 admissions.
26. Hankyu Densha (Toho) 1.06 billion yen ($13.44 million), 881,000 admissions.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:16 am Reply with quote
musashi1600 wrote:
What's the prognosis on this movie? I haven't heard good things about Earthsea, like this review.


It's a far better film than Earthsea. Definitely has the Ghibli touch.

However, it has its awkward moments, including a rather melodramatic conflict in the love story that really didn't need to be there.

My review is here: http://omohide.com/​3572/​kokuriko-​zaka-​kara-​review/​
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:14 pm Reply with quote
It's a fine film, I caught it at TIFF. I actually think it's a better film than any of Hosoda's efforts thus far, though I know I'm in the minority in my lack of enthusiasm for Mamoru Hosoda.

I don't mind the melodrama, it's a very shoujo story and I don't consider soap operas (and all its devices) to be a lower form of art.

People probably initially avoided this because of Goro's rep based on Earthsea, but has gained steam as word of mouth got around that it's not bad at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:45 pm Reply with quote
I, too, caught From Up on Poppy Hill at TIFF. It's okay. I loved the look of it, but the characters and situations never really took a hold of me. But I treasure the chance to see ANY anime on the big screen because it is all too rare an experience, sadly.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:04 pm Reply with quote
Perhaps Goro is more geared toward slice of life movies instead of action or fantasy.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:30 pm Reply with quote
Blood- wrote:
I, too, caught From Up on Poppy Hill at TIFF. It's okay. I loved the look of it, but the characters and situations never really took a hold of me. But I treasure the chance to see ANY anime on the big screen because it is all too rare an experience, sadly.


I rather liked the characters. They were passionate, they were lively, and they believed in something while still not coming off as dumb-naive. You can't really say that for the apathetic kids of today!
They may in fact be the most mature Ghibli characters, behaviour-wise, since Taeko from Only Yesterday.

As far as Ghibli rankings go, I liked it better the Ocean Waves, Howl's, Cat Returns, and Pom Poko to name a few examples. It's kind of a different film for Ghibli, the comparisons to Whisper of the Heart and Ocean Waves aren't really apt, in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:16 pm Reply with quote
I agree that the comparison to Whisper of the Heart is off the mark.

However, I do think the nostalgic tone to the film echoes Ocean Waves and the flashback portions of Omohide Poroporo to some extent.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:36 pm Reply with quote
Watching movies that depict our attitude towards the past and peoples movement away from tradition are something that interest me. I should probably watch this someday.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:29 pm Reply with quote
bravetailor wrote:

I don't mind the melodrama, it's a very shoujo story and I don't consider soap operas (and all its devices) to be a lower form of art.


As The World Turns? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:42 pm Reply with quote
Theowne wrote:
I agree that the comparison to Whisper of the Heart is off the mark.

However, I do think the nostalgic tone to the film echoes Ocean Waves and the flashback portions of Omohide Poroporo to some extent.


Well, every Ghibli film is pretty nostalgic in some way, so I'm not sure picking out any one or two Ghibli examples would shed much light for the comparison. Wink

Ocean Waves was about two arrogant Japanese seniors who were incredibly petulant and immature. The point of the film was that they weren't even close to being as mature as they thought they were. It may have had pretty scenery and a "Wow we were confused in those days" sort of theme, but it doesn't fetishize the past.

Poppy Hill is different. These kids are very close to being mature adults, behaviour wise, and it was about respecting the past to move forward.

Only Yesterday is a better thematic comparison, insofar as the past was something that was holding the main characters down in some way, and they had to come to grips with it.

Despite the 1960s setting, Poppy Hill is very much a film about characters moving and looking forward. It respects the past (as shown in their fighting to preserve historical artifacts), but its attention is very much on what they can do NOW ("Now" as in the 1960s). If Goro can be credited with anything, it was that he directed a film about the 1960s that DOESN'T feel like a "I wish we could go back in time" kind of film that Ghibli usually makes.

enurtsol wrote:

As The World Turns? Laughing


I would love daytime soaps if they didn't move so slowly. I remember in Guiding Light, one character was buried alive for more than a year (in our time, not the show's) Laughing

I also wish more shows would adopt the "I'm thinking out loud" device of daytime soaps (apparently a carry-over from the radio days of soap). I find that stuff hilarious.
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