Coquelicot-zaka kara (コクリコ坂から) is a Japanese manga series by Tetsurō Sayama and Chizuru Takahashi which was serialized by Kodansha from December 1979 (January issue 1980) to July 1980 (August issue 1980) in the shōjo manga magazine Nakayoshi. Studio Ghibli adapted the manga into a 2011 film. Kokuriko is the Japanese pronunciation of “coquelicot” – French for corn poppy.
Set in 1963 Yokohama, Japan, the film tells the story of Umi Matsuzaki, a high school girl living in a boarding house, Coquelicot Manor. When Umi meets Shun Kazama, a member of the school’s newspaper club, they decide to clean up the school’s clubhouse, Quartier Latin. However, Tokumaru, the chairman of the local high school and a businessman, intends to demolish the building for redevelopment and Umi and Shun, along with Shirō Mizunuma, must persuade him to reconsider. From Up on Poppy Hill (コクリコ坂から Kokuriko-zaka Kara, “From Coquelicot Hill” premiered on July 16, 2011, in Japan.
Ending Theme: Sayonara no Natsu “~Kokurikozaka Kara~” by Aoi Teshima
Kokurikozaka Kara Original Soundtrack