Only Yesterday

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2016 | PG | Drama Animation | 1hr, 58m

It’s 1982, and Taeko (voiced by Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through ... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, January 1, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Daisy Ridley
Taeko (voice)
Dev Patel
Toshio (voice)
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DIRECTOR

Isao Takahata

Screenwriter

Companies

GKIDS & 1 more

Rating MPAA

PG for thematic elements, some rude behavior and smoking

Storyline

It’s 1982, and Taeko (voiced by Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio (voiced by Dev Patel), and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Dubbed in English.
  • Critically acclaimed but never before released in North America, the film is receiving a national theatrical release in a new, Studio Ghibli-produced, English-language version in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

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