Japanese anime screens in Johannesburg


The Embassy of Japan and the Centre for Japanese Studies at the Gordon
Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg screens From Up on Poppy Hill, a
Japanese animated drama by Goro Miyazaki on Saturday 15 February at 14h00.

The movie is set in Yokohama in 1963 and the characters are the high school
students who were to become the first generation of a new Japan. While the
country recovers from the devastation of World War II, the new generation
struggles to move forward into a successful future while trying to hold on to the
things that make them who they are. The movie is described as “a funny and
endearing romantic comedy with some quirky drama thrown into the mix’.

The beauty of Yokohama’s harbour setting and its lush surrounding hillsides are
portrayed by the film’s rich colour palette, while the soundtrack captures the
hustle and bustle of a developing city and the lively music of the period.

Seats will be available on a first come first served basis. A maximum of four
tickets can be reserved per adult. Email bookings can be made on or before 9
February through vanessa.jardim@pr.mofa.go.jp.

The film was written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa and produced by Studio


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