Only Yesterday

Imai, Miki

SKU: 025192360497

UPC 025192360497
Release Date 2016-07-05
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 2
Length 120
Format Color
Synopsis 4 stars out of 4 -- [B]reathtakingly beautiful and quietly but devastatingly moving...[A] lovely memoiristic story....Mr. Takahata finds a poignancy in milestones and ordinary moments alike...[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.Intimate and somehow magical, ONLY YESTERDAY is a classic of Japanese animation...[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.Takahata has built ONLY YESTERDAY to go gently and to last. Mission accomplished.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.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.
Cast Masaru Hoshi (Composer)
Isao Takahata (Director)
Isao Takahata (Story)
Isao Takahata (Screenwriter)
Katsu Hoshi (Composer)
Yoshifumi Kondo (Supervising Art Director)
Yoshifumi Kondo (Character Design)
Yoshihariu Sato (Supervising Art Director)
Katsuya Kondo (Supervising Art Director)
Mona Marshall (Voice)
Toshiro Yanagiba (Voice)
Laura Bailey (Voice)
Stephanie Sheh (Voice)
Hope Levy (Voice)
Dev Patel (Star)
Miki Imai (Voice)
Ashley Eckstein (Voice)
Matthew Yang King (Voice)
Ava Acres (Voice)
Madeleine Rose Yen (Voice)
Daisy Ridley (Star)
Grey DeLisle (Voice)
Youko Honna (Voice)
Alison Fernandez (Voice)
Jaden Betts (Voice)
Gianella Thielmann (Voice)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: The Making of Only Yesterday Behind the Scenes with the Voice Cast Interview with the Englsh Dub Team Trailers and TV Spots Blu-ray Exclusive Feature-length Storyboards Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Japanese DTS HD Master Audio - English, Japanese Subtitles - English, French
Language English
Weight 0.24000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Foreign Film - Japanese,Feature Film Drama,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Animated,Behind The Scenes,DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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