This year's summer release out of Studio Ghibli was Arrietty (The Borrowers) which did pretty well in the box office, although not beating Ponyo on opening weekend sales. Next year's summer film release has been announced, and this time around it will be adapted from a 30 year old manga called Kokuriko-Zaka Kara.
Before I even get into the plot, I need to say that I am really, really looking forward to this. Ghibli films don't leave me at the edge of my seat in suspense; they usually keep me in a constant happy state of wonder and awe. The films (that I've seen) are always beautiful, accompanied by pleasant soundtracks and contain memorable characters.
That being said, Kokuriko-Zaka Kara is about a young girl, called Komatsuzaki (wow, that's a mouthful), set in the year 1963 and follows her everyday life. She has only got her mother, but even then they are usually apart due to her mother's work; so she spends most of her time with her two male friends. I wish I had more plot details, but I really have no idea what the story is about besides this.
Goro Miyazaki will be directing this piece (and this bit of information should be of interest to all of you). He is responsible for Tales of Earthsea (not saying it's a good or a bad thing, cause I honestly haven't seen it), and I do believe "tested" is the word for what's happening to him right now with this new project. Good luck? I am happily anticipating this film. Are you?
[via ANN, thanks, Raz Rauf!]
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