Here’s my first entry for MovieRob’s latest Genre Grandeur of Teen Romance: From Up on Poppy Hill, an underseen drama from Studio Ghibli. Thanks for letting me take part again, Rob!


high-school-romanceFor this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – High School/Teen Romance Movies, here’s a review of From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) by S.G. of Rhyme and Reason

Thanks again to Kim of Tranquil Dreams for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Reut of Sweet Archives.  We will be reviewing our favorite dark comedies. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of July by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Reut!

Let’s see what SG thought of this movie:


From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)



She sails sea flags by the seashore;

He’s devoted to his cause,

Rescuing the high school clubhouse

From Japan’s progressive laws.

When she joins his club’s endeavors

And a romance seems to start,

New unfortunate connections

Loom to keep the pair apart.

As the fight to save the clubhouse

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