YMMV / From Up on Poppy Hill

  • Harsher in Hindsight: Shun Kazamn's biological father dying at sea becomes much more sadder now that Anton Yelchin, the English voice of Shun, died of an auto-related incident in April 2016.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: The ending song becomes meaningful when its original singer Ryoko Moriyama would later go on to have a role in When Marnie Was There.
  • He Really Can Direct: This film was more well received than Goro Miyazaki's first work, Tales from Earthsea.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Umi's dream sequence, where she wakes up to find that her mom is home and her dad is still alive.
    • A meta example: Seiichiro Ujiie, who was the chairman of NTV and served as a member of the production committee for Studio Ghibli's films since Ocean Waves in 1993, died of organ failure a little over three months before the film came out. Since he was heavily involved in this film, a Posthumous Credit was given.