Only Yesterday

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Only Yesterday

Studio Ghibli Collection


Parental Guidance Recommended

Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

NOTE: Mild themes

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"Nostalgia incarnate !"
5 stars"
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Realise I’m a 50+ yr old male , but that doesn’t detract from the fact that this wonderful film led me to incredible feelings of déjà vu with touches of the familiar / similar , experienced in my own childhood scattered liberally throughout this magical experience . Studio Ghibli has always managed to stir the heartstrings to one degree or another , but this film has played a symphony on mine – just at the right time . Thankyou ☺️


The key to Taeko's future, lies in her past. Only Yesterday revolves around Taeko, a single woman working a desk job in Tokyo in 1982, taking a vacation in the countryside with the family of her sister in-law.

During her vacation, Taeko finds herself looking back at her time as a young schoolgirl growing up in 1966. The film flips back and forth between the two time periods with a lot of nostalgia and beautiful country scenery as Taeko sorts out her flashbacks and tries to make some tough decisions about her future.

From the Studio Ghibli Collection.

Special Features:

  • Storyboards
  • Making of documentary
  • Original Trailers

Only Yesterday Movie Review

“Highly Recommended. Nostalgic without being sentimental, and winsome but not wincingly so, Takahata’s gentle film – in which a 27-year-old unmarried office worker from Tokyo spends a ten day holiday in the countryside, working on a farm and reminiscing about her childhood – proves to be, as it paints a rather moving portrait of the inconsequentiality of adulthood and the monumentality of youth, a film of great beauty.” Iain.Stott,­

Release date NZ
October 13th, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Country of Production
  • Japan
  • Animation
Box Dimensions (mm)
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