|Written by||Tetsurō Sayama|
|Illustrated by||Chizuru Takahashi|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten (2010 edition)|
|Original run||December 1979 – July 1980|
|Directed by||Gorō Miyazaki|
|Produced by||Toshio Suzuki|
|Written by||Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa|
|Music by||Satoshi Takebe, Aoi Teshima (theme vocals)|
|Released||July 16, 2011|
Kokurikozaka kara (コクリコ坂から?, lit. From Up On Poppy Hill) 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. The manga was collected in two volumes published under the KC Nakayoshi imprint.
The manga was adapted into a 2011 Studio Ghibli film directed by Gorō Miyazaki, with a script co-written by the director's father, Hayao, and Keiko Niwa, co-author of the scripts for The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) and Tales from Earthsea (2006).
Kokuriko is the Japanese spelling of "coquelicot" - French for corn poppy.
The manga is set in the late 1960s in Yokohama, Japan. (The Ghibli film is set in 1963) The main character, Umi Komatsuzaki, is a high school girl who has to grow up quickly when her father goes missing.
Studio Ghibli film
Studio Ghibli announced on December 15, 2010 (JST) that it would be adapting the manga for its 2011 summer release film. The staff announced for the film include Gorō Miyazaki as the director, with a screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, and music composed by Satoshi Takebe.
Aoi Teshima, who played the role of Theru and sang the theme song in the 2006 Ghibli film Tales from Earthsea will also be singing the theme song vocals for this film. Toshio Suzuki will be producing Kokurikozaka kara, which will be distributed domestically by Toho.
In the film adaptation, Umi's family name is shortened to Matsuzaki.
- "宮崎駿監督、「コクリコ坂から」吾朗監督に「映画監督は2本目が大事」" [Director Hayao Miyazaki tells Kokurikozaka kara director Goro, "The second time is important to a film director"] (in Japanese). Eiga.com. December 16, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
- "スタジオジブリ ： 新作は吾朗監督で「コクリコ坂から」 宮崎駿監督愛読の少女マンガ" [Studio Ghibli: New work Kokurikozaka kara by director Gorō a favorite shōjo manga read of Hayao Miyazaki] (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
- "Ghibli Adapts Kokuriko-Zaka Kara Shōjo Manga". Anime News Network. December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
- コクリコ坂から 公式サイト (Japanese)
- Kokurikozaka kara (manga) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Kokurikozaka kara (film) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Kokurikozaka Kara at the Big Cartoon DataBase