Only Yesterday [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [1991]

  • SKU: 5209102
  • Release Date: 07/05/2016
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (95 out of 104)

Special Features


  • Behind the Scenes with the Voice Cast
  • Blu-ray Exclusive
  • Feature-length Storyboards
  • Interview with the Englsh Dub Team
  • The Making of Only Yesterday
  • Trailers and TV Spots

Synopsis


Only Yesterday
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. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Image coming soon
    Miki Imai - Taeko
  • Daisy Ridley
    Daisy Ridley - Taeko (English Version)
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    Toshiro Yanagiba - Toshio
  • Dev Patel
    Dev Patel - Toshio (English Version)
  • Hope Levy
    Hope Levy - Tsuneko (English Version)



Overall customer rating

4.5
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally in the US on home video!

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    IndyTim
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    This film had not been on home video in the US prior to this Blu-ray release. Thanks to GKIDS for distributing this beautiful film from the Studio Ghibli library. Disney has been releasing many Studio Ghibli films, but some films, like this one and Grave of the Fireflies and others are being released by other studios. The transfer is beautiful, and it shows off the amazing animation very well. You may not realize how old this film is while watching it on Blu-ray. Disney does a great job remastering films they release to Blu-ray, and if you have had concerns over the quality of this release from GKIDS, rest assured. It is fantastic. Colors pop. The lines are sharp. It's great. Some may find the story a bit slow, but I only thought it dragged near the midway point, which is typical for a lot of Ghibli films, to be honest. However, I found this one dragged less than many. The film is funny and touching. I don't get emotional during films, generally, but by the end of this one, I was swelling up tears. I bought this film having never seen it before, which is always a risk, but I am glad I did. I loved it and I will watch it over and over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst anime movie ever!

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    Wifiwife
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    I can't believe this has such high reviews. I've been such a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki for so long! Since he has retired I thought I would venture out and look for a replacement, haha! I watched Grave of the Fireflies years ago and really liked it so, after reading all the good reviews on this one I purchased it. Big mistake...it was the biggest waste of my time and definitely the worst anime movie I've ever watched. It goes on and on about a menstrual cycle, really, come on. And every topic is drawn out way too long as well. Stupid movie! I'm female. I couldn't imagine a guy sitting through this whole thing, I fell asleep!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    shadow6243
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    This was a good movie I'm glad it came to north america only yesterday is about 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Beautiful Ghibli Film

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    RJToca
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    Only yesterday is one of many excellent Studio Ghibli films. The animation is beautiful, as always, and the story is affecting. This is a more grounded, adult oriented outing, but every bit as good as anything else they have released. It's a touching story of nostalgia and growing up. The Blu-ray is top quality as well, but be aware that the English dub is a lossy track, whereas the Japanese audio is lossless. The extras are concise, but interesting. I highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Anime for the thoughtful

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    whalter58
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    Director Isao Takahata has made a beautiful homage the great master director Yasujiro Ozo. A sweet slow story of a young single woman who reflects on whether her younger self would like what she has become as an adult. The English language dub is not as powerful at the more subtle Japanese dub with English subtitles, watch the original version first then the 'Americanized' version...to see for yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Look at Life

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    AndrewS94
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    The story, although simple, focuses on the transition in one's world view from childhood to adulthood in an emotionally engaging and satisfying way. Director Takahata tells another story about the will and character of the human spirit, similar to what he did in Grave of the Fireflies. Also, anyone who is a fan of the beautiful animation of Studio Ghibli should check out this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Subtle and beautiful Studio Ghibli movie.

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    Musicgeek
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    Richly nuanced this sweet visually beautiful story of nostalgia and quiet romance charmed me. Has Daisy Ridley on the English Audio and includes the original Japanese as well. Ghibli collectors will love this, especially fans of From Up on Poppy Hill and Whisper of the Heart.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed emotions

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    Ichithekilla25
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    This movie may suit girls on there periods.. I read great stuff on this film but disappointed as I read it's a kids film.. I have a6 year old and it was recommended but when I over heard them teasing a girl about her period I was real upset ! Why would this be recommended to young children is beyond me... Please read this review and you have been warned of you have young children!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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