From Up On Poppy Hill

Title: From Up On Poppy Hill
Type: movie – Japanese
Director: Gorō Miyazaki
Genre: Animation

Synopsis: A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school’s clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. (source:

Rating: ★★★★☆
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Go Go Bossa – Cafe Ghibli

I haven’t done this in a while, but I really wanted to share this lovely gem I came across on youtube many months ago.

Like most college students, I often find myself listening to music while writing a paper or studying, sometimes neglecting said paper or study guide because I’m too busy jamming away. However, I think this album, Go Go Bossa – Cafe Ghibli, is one that lowers my stress and helps me focus on the task at hand.

Go Go Bossa – Cafe Ghibli, which contains sixteen tracks, is a fresh take on Studio Ghibli music by giving listeners smooth, mellow jazz/new age music that will take them to a toasty cafe… or wherever is your go-to place to relax.

Here is one of my favorite tracks on the album.


となりのトトロ (My Neighbor Totoro)原田芳宏 (Yoshiro Harada)

カントリー・ロード (Country Roads) Marcelo Martins
風になる South Pitch feat.Miyako Hasegawa
人生のメリーゴーランド (Merry-Go-Round of Life) Rio Novo
崖の上のポニョ (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea) 原田芳宏 (Yoshiro Harada)
風のとおり道 (Wind Forest) Ze Carlos and 加藤実 (Minoru Kato)
さよならの夏〜コクリコ坂から 佐藤正美 (Masami Satoh)
やさしさに包まれたなら Tatiana
愛は花、君はその種子 Rio Novo
ケ・セラ・セラ (Que Sera Sera) 原田芳宏 (Yoshiro Harada)
旅立ち (Departure) Leandro Braga & Ze Carlos
いつも何度でも Cana Feat. Tugune
あの夏へ (One Summer’s Day) South Pitch
テルーの唄 (Teru’s Song) Bossa Organica
時には昔の話を Swanky Feat. Saltie
アシタカとサン 佐藤正美 (Masami Satoh)

You can buy the album or a track you fancy either from amazon or iTunes.