Only Yesterday Blu-ray/DVD

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About Only Yesterday Blu-ray/DVD

Realizing that she is at a crossroads in her life, bored twenty-something Taeko heads for the countryside. The trip dredges up forgotten childhood memories which unfold in flashback to younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.


  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 8+
  • Run Time: 119
  • Release Date: 7/5/2016
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

5 reviews

Down to Earth

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Only Yesterday is a low-key, down to Earth movie. It is easy to relax to and relatable. One thing did catch me off guard though, MINOR SPOILER:

Halfway through the movie, when Taeko is having a flashback of being in school, they learn about periods. Misunderstandings ensue. END MINOR SPOILER.

For being rated 8+ I didn't expect that. I was fine with it, but you may want to be careful watching this movie with small children.

Other then that, I loved the movie and am happy to add it to my collection finally. I recommend it to all Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata fans.

Another Ghibli classic utterly ruined and butchered by a horrible dub.


ONLY YESTERDAY is a great movie, but the new dub is terrible. One listen to it and I absolutely HATED every second of it. Daisy Ridley can't act, and is totally miscast as Takeo, but Dev Patel is the worst offense; his British accent is ill-suited and utterly butchered the role. The other actors are even worse, all shrill, obnoxious monotonously flat robots who have no business dubbing characters. STOP USING CELEBRITIES TO DUB GHIBLI MOVIES! They are talentless, have no business acting, and are all around plain awful. They are just terrible. GKids and Disney should both burn in Hell for their massacre of these masterpieces and anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron or deluded. Watch ONLY IN JAPANESE! It is the ONLY way to watch this film or any other Ghibli. Otherwise don't watch at all.

Beautiful, heartwarming tale finally made available in the U.S.!


ONLY YESTERDAY is one of the missing pieces of the puzzle in the Ghibli library -- up until recently, it was one of the few movies held back because of some apparent issues involving "periods." Except it really shouldn't have been such an obstacle. Although more slow-moving than you might expect, the end result is a warm, richly animated, and heartfelt tale that speaks to young and old. The shifting from past to present in the storytelling may be jarring at times, but the journey is no less engaging. Also, sorry to disagree with the above reviewer, but there's nothing wrong with the dub at all, or any of the ones made for these movies. Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel are both great in their roles (Ridley somehow manages to put on a convincing American accent; although Patel's British is a bit odd, his warm performance makes up for that), but Alison Fernandez as little Takeo really steals every scene she's in. Highly recommended!

Finally available in the U.S.!


I've seen this film subtitled for many years, and have been waiting for a domestic release, but I'm glad it's finally available. It's very slowgoing and some parts may drag on too long. Even so, it's as heartwarming and adorable as any of Ghibli's other movies. Strange it took fifteen years for this movie to be released in America, but better now than never.

I'm a purist and I DO prefer the movie in Japanese, but the dub isn't bad at all. I do have issues with Dev Patel as Toshio -- his British accent kinda jarred on me. But the overall dub is great. Much better than Ghibli fanatics will suggest. Pick one and enjoy. Not worth getting upset over.


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Sry nice relaxing Ghibli film, I definitely enjoyed it and don’t mind rewatching it again.