First Trailer For Studio Ghibli's Latest Film - KOKURIKO-ZAKA KARA!
Every time Studio Ghibli releases a new film, it is an event. This time, the film is directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro. Yes, it is true that Goro's directorial debut TALES FROM EARTHSEA was a disappointment for many, but not every great director is successful right from the beginning. Goro has at least continued to have the support of his father, who is a co-writer on the film.
The synopsis from IMDb says the film is about 'a group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics'. Looking at the trailer, it certainly looks pretty (as you would expect of a Studio Ghibli film) and the song is beautiful. I think it will be the story and the way it is told that will determine how good the film is.
KOKURIKO-ZAKA KARA will be released in Japan on July 16th.