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Only YesterdayWhen a single 27-year-old Tokyo girl visits her relatives 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.
Actors of "Only Yesterday"
Directors of "Only Yesterday"Isao TakahataBirthdate: 29 October 1935, Ise, Mie, Japan
Creators of "Only Yesterday"Hotaru OkamotoYuuko Tone
Critic Reviews of "Only Yesterday"Time OutMay 31, 2016
Calm, reflective, gorgeously uneventful.Chicago ReaderMarch 11, 2016
Half coming-of-age story, half adult drama, the film demonstrates Takahata's belief that animation need not be limited to children's fantasy.Arizona RepublicMarch 10, 2016
The animation isn't showy, but it's beautiful, providing clear delineations between Taeko's past and present. The attention to detail is fantastic. But the story is what sets the film apart.San Diego ReaderFebruary 26, 2016
For those who like their anime unhurried, elegiac, and episodic.Globe and MailFebruary 26, 2016
The animation is marked by a simple sort of elegance; the story lucidly and lyrically moves back and forth from 1982 to 1966 ...Los Angeles TimesFebruary 25, 2016
The story of a young woman who moves back and forth between childhood memories and the dilemmas of her current life, "Only Yesterday" is a realistic, personal story made universal in a delicate way.Film InquiryApril 06, 2017
Only Yesterday is easily among Studio Ghibli's very best work.Fan The FireAugust 22, 2016
With Studio Ghibli in an indefinite haitus, we must cherish their beloved films, and this is one of the very best.Chesapeake Family MagazineAugust 02, 2016
Only Yesterday is one of Studio Ghibli's films aimed primarily at female viewers ... an intentional story that is emotionally honest.GuardianJune 02, 2016
There is real artistry here: it is a must.Little White LiesJune 01, 2016
A(nother) animated marvel from one of cinema's unsung maestros.
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