The legend of Studio Ghibli requires almost no introduction. The Japanese animation outfit that has brought the world the likes of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke is well-established as an animation giant, and any film they release automatically demands a look– you just never know when the next Porco Rosso is going to come your way.
And what’s better than a new Studio Ghibli film? A new Studio Ghibli film that comes directly to your house. The studio’s latest effort From Up on Poppy Hill is about to be released on Blu-ray, and we have 5 copies to give away to lucky readers. If you’re not familiar with the film, which opened in North American theaters in March, here’s the trailer below:
How do you enter? Just click on over to our Facebook page, “Like” it if you haven’t already, and then leave a comment on this contest post. Tell us why you deserve to win From Up On Poppy Hill on Blu-ray and we’ll pick five winners at random. The contest ends at 12 am EST on Monday, August 26th. If you enter, please make sure we can contact you via Facebook. If you have it set to where we can’t message you, your prize will go to somebody else.
The winner will be notified via Facebook direct message and asked to provide their mailing addresses (no P.O. boxes please, and addresses in the United States only). Prize packs will be mailed directly to the winner. No purchase necessary. Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification and subsequent mockery. Good luck!
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and The Secret World of Arrietty, comes another animated triumph. Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. The mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi (Sarah Bolger) and Shun (Anton Yelchin)– but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart. From a screenplay by Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki and featuring an all-star English voice cast!