Only Yesterday
Daisy Ridley (Voice) and Dev Patel (Voice)


Overview - Legendary animator Isao Takahata wrote and directed this nostalgic film, based on a manga by Yuko Tone and Hotaru Okamoto. The story centers on Taeko, a 27-year-old office worker who is sick of her job and ready for a change. As she ventures to the rural Yamagata prefecture to visit her sister and brother-in-law, her mind wanders back to moments from her childhood and adolescence. While reflecting on her coming-of-age experiences, Taeko bonds with her brother-in-law's cousin, a hard-working farmer, and attempts to learn who she truly is. Originally released in Japan in 1991, ONLY YESTERDAY finally received an official U.S. release from GKids in 2016; the English-language version boasts newly recorded voice-over work from Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Ashley Eckstein, and Alison Fernandez.

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Overview

Legendary animator Isao Takahata wrote and directed this nostalgic film, based on a manga by Yuko Tone and Hotaru Okamoto. The story centers on Taeko, a 27-year-old office worker who is sick of her job and ready for a change. As she ventures to the rural Yamagata prefecture to visit her sister and brother-in-law, her mind wanders back to moments from her childhood and adolescence. While reflecting on her coming-of-age experiences, Taeko bonds with her brother-in-law's cousin, a hard-working farmer, and attempts to learn who she truly is. Originally released in Japan in 1991, ONLY YESTERDAY finally received an official U.S. release from GKids in 2016; the English-language version boasts newly recorded voice-over work from Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Ashley Eckstein, and Alison Fernandez.

Main Cast & Crew

Isao Takahata - Director
Daisy Ridley (voice)
Dev Patel (voice)
Miki Imai (voice)
Toshiro Yanagiba (voice)
Youko Honna (voice)
Ashley Eckstein (voice)
Alison Fernandez (voice)
Mayumi Iizuka (voice)

 
Details
Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (DVD)
  • Run Time: 118
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192360497
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (thematic elements, some rude behavior and smoking)
  • Release Date: July 2016

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Reviews:
4 stars out of 4 -- "[B]reathtakingly beautiful and quietly but devastatingly moving..." - 12/31/2015 RogerEbert.com


"[A] lovely memoiristic story....Mr. Takahata finds a poignancy in milestones and ordinary moments alike..." - 01/01/2015 New York Times


"[I]t has a cumulative power as Taeko comes to understand that the past that shaped her needn’t define her. That’s a remarkably sophisticated theme for any film, let alone a cartoon." - 02/25/2016 A.V. Club


"Intimate and somehow magical, ONLY YESTERDAY is a classic of Japanese animation..." - 02/25/2016 Los Angeles Times


"[A] gentle adult drama about the inner emotions, memories, and life choices of a young woman named Taeko, voiced by Miki Imai in the original version." - 02/25/2016 Boston Globe


"Takahata has built ONLY YESTERDAY to go gently and to last. Mission accomplished." - 02/25/2016 Rolling Stone


5 stars out of 5 -- "This is an utterly beguiling classic: delicate, charming and tender, an animation that draws on the 'family movie' tradition of Japan’s classic live-action cinema." - 06/02/2016 The Guardian

 
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