Trailer Tuesdays: From Up On Poppy Hill

I really hate this trailer. I hate it so much. Why, you may ask. Well, the answer is simple: I cannot seem to find a single subtitled or dubbed version of this damn thing anywhere. And thus, I was left to translate the thing myself, and knowing my luck, the English version will probably be released sometime after I’m done writing this, but this is the one I saw, and it’s the one I’m reviewing.

Fuck you, English trailer, you and your nonexistence!

Oh, yeah, and I also love how the incredibly loud music starts to play right as the boy, Syun (or Shun), starts to say something really important. That made translating this sooo much easier.

Of course, what he says sort of terrifies me, but that might just be because Tsunderin and I recently got done reviewing an incest fic.

Apparently, Syun and Umi, the girl, are siblings, which begs to question whether or not there’s romance between them before discovering the truth. I hope not, and considering that this is a Studio Ghibli film, it’s probably safe to watch in that regard.

For those of you who don’t speak Japanese or have any understanding of the language, which is probably most of you, I’ll do my best to translate this thing. Please keep in mind, however, that translating Japanese to English always kept my grade down in college. I can hear things in Japanese and know what they mean, but not how to say them in English, so here goes.

Umi begins the trailer by asking Syun to tell her what’s bothering him. After pulling out the photo, Syun says that Sawamura Yuuzi is a true image/portrait of himself, and that it’s absolutely an amazing [insert some word neither Tsunderin nor I could find anywhere here]. When Umi asks what this all means, he responds that it means they’re siblings.

Looking up the story plot on Wikipedia, Umi and Syun meet while cleaning up a Culture Club to stop it from being destroyed, and slowly discover that they are indeed brother and sister and how their parents met and fell in love.

I’ll definitely be checking this movie out, but then again, I’ll go to see anything made by Hayao Miyazaki—except for the Secret World of Arrietty, because I already saw that when it was called the Borrowers. But here’s hoping for another epic movie, and may the English version of this trailer die a horrible death should it exist.