YMMV: From Up on Poppy Hill
- Base Breaker: Among Ghibli fans, it's either seen as Goro Miyazaki's first good movie and similar to Whisper of the Heart, or as a really slow and boring failure. Critically, it was rather well-received, earning a 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- 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.