We use cookies to enhance user experience and improve the quality of our website. By continuing to use the site, or by selecting "Accept All", you agree to both our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you wish, you can go to Cookie Preferences to manage cookies.  Accept All 
Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Miyazaki Hayao (Producer) | Takahata Isao (Director)
This product is temporarily out of stock
Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available for sale
Name: Email Address:
  
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
  • This product will not be shipped to Japan.
Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
Sign in to rate and write review
Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.5 out of 10 (2)

YesAsia Editorial Description

In direct contrast with the fantastic adventures created by Studio Ghibli co-founder Miyazaki Hayao, director Takahata Isao uses the animation platform to tell more down-to-earth stories that challenged traditional animation conventions. 1991's Only Yesterday is one of these films. Partly based on the manga by Okamoto Hotaru and Tone Yuko, the drama chronicles an urban woman's literal journey to the countryside away from her troubles in the city, as well as her mental journey back to her carefree childhood days, when things were far simpler. To ensure the animation reflect the realistic style of the story, Only Yesterday was one of the first Japanese animated films to break tradition and have animators draw according to the actors' voice performances.

27-year-old Taeko has lived in Tokyo her whole life. After experiencing the daily grind as a company employee, she decides to go to Yamagata to visit her sister-in-laws to get away from city life. Along the way, Taeko begins to reflect on her life as child, when her biggest worry was being able to go on holidays like her classmates. While her time in Yamagata makes her rethink the priorities in her adult life, she also remembers other childhood events like first love and worrying about her grades. In the process, Taeko begins to wonder whether she had been on the right path all these years…

This edition includes storyboards and trailers.

© 2003-2021 YesAsia.com Ltd. All rights reserved. This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Technical Information

Product Title: Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version) 歲月的童話 (1991) (DVD) (雙碟版) (香港版) 岁月的童话 (1991) (DVD) (双碟版) (香港版) Only Yesterday Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
Director: Takahata Isao 高畑勳 高畑勋 高畑勲 Takahata Isao
Producer: Miyazaki Hayao 宮崎駿 宫崎骏 宮崎駿 Miyazaki Hayao
Release Date: 2003-04-02
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIA
Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
Other Information: 2DVDs
Package Weight: 180 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002679612

Product Information


Disc 1 - 歲月的童話

  白領麗人妙子決定離開東京鬧市到寧靜怡人的鄉間探親。旅途上,陪伴她的是一連串童年回憶,一宗宗小學時代對她影響深遠的往事。現實中的妙子,渴望為繁囂的都市生活帶來轉變,當她到了農舍,遇上一位熱心的年輕農夫,深深地被對方吸引著。站在生活的轉捩點上,妙子須於繁華與僕實之間作出抉擇……
  Taeko is a twenty-seven-year-old Tokyo "office lady" on a vacation trip to the contryside. On the way, she travels mentally back to her tenth year. In a series of flashbacks to her yunger schoolgirl life, Taeko recalls the events that shaped her life. At the same time, the present day Taeko longs for a change from her humdrum Tokyo existence. At her relatives' farm she finds herself attracted to an earnest young farmer....
  The film moves back and forth between the two time periods with a lot of nostalgia and beautiful country scenery as Taeko sorts out her memories and tries to make some tough decisions about her future.

Disc 2
01. 獨有「動畫╱漫畫切換」功能 -
  讓你隨意按搖控器上"Angle"
  鍵穿梭欣賞動畫影片及漫畫故事。
  Animation / Comic Switching Feature
02. 宮崎駿動畫作品簡介Miyazaki Heritage Trailer


* DVD 9
* Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1


Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

Other Versions of "Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)"

Customers who bought "Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)" also bought

Customers who bought videos directed by Takahata Isao also bought videos by these directors:

YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Professional Review of "Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)"

April 24, 2006

This professional review refers to Only Yesterday (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Childhood is a time of powerlessness. Children are dependent and beholden on their parents. Childhood is often governed by familial forces that seem brutally unfair. As we move into adulthood, we nostalgically long for those carefree days forgetting that rules by which we were governed were frequently confusing and inscrutable. Director Isao Takahata explored some of these themes in Grave of the Fireflies. He returns to these them in a gentler, though no less powerful way in Only Yesterday.

Okajima Taeko is an office worker who comes across as a little aloof from her co-workers. As she embarks on her holiday, Okasjima's story is intercut with memories of her childhood. These reminiscences reveal the young Okajima as far less academically inclined than her two older sisters. Okajima deals stoically with the air of disappointment that her family projects at her underachievement. This is one of the frustrations of childhood. The sense that we cannot do the right thing in our parent's eyes, yet are powerless to do anything about it.

Okajima's reminiscence is broken by her arrival at the farm. There, she embraces the hard, repetitive work of picking safflowers, flowers used for dyeing clothes that ironically, only the rich could afford, not the peasant girls who picked them.

Only Yesterday is full of these stories of life's small frustrations and disappointments and a child's seeming invulnerability: the young Okajima is the only one he remains in town while her friends go on holidays at the anticipation then the disappointment of eating a fresh not canned pineapple. These beautiful vignettes capture those almost forgotten feelings where small events take on huge significance in a child's life.

Only Yesterday marvellously captures the feeling of life in Japan both past and present. It shows us family dynamics and social rituals that are both familiar yet at the same time culturally different. There is something compelling to Okajima's joyful desire to work on a farm for holidays and her poignant childhood memories trigger one's own empathy gland. If this was all Only Yesterday did, it would be a fine film. However, it is a Studio Ghibli film and Okajima's childhood stories subtlety impact on her adult life, a life that has engendered her with unacknowledged feelings of dissatisfaction.

Only Yesterday is a deeply human film. It shows us things about ourselves and influences on our lives we have little time to acknowledge. Okajima's epiphany has far more power than Vin Diesel's whole back catalog and her change, although small, is profound in its understanding of people's need to belong and choose a life that is meaningful and productive.

If you have only been exposed to Myazaki's masterpieces, you are missing half of what Studio Ghibli is about. While Myazaki leans toward fantasy and epic, Studio Ghibli's smaller, more intimate and personal films show that there is no scale they cannot do.

10 windy days out of 10

by Andrew Symons - heroic-cinema.com

This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Customer Review of "Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.5 out of 10 (2)

Ling
See all my reviews


July 20, 2006

A little boring Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
This anime is about a lady in her late twenties traving back to her hometown for a visit. During her travel, she sees things around her that reminds her of her childhood, bitter and sweet. She eventually reaches her hometown and meets her family and even other people. A romance developes later... It's a pretty cute story but a little boring because I was expecting something more exciting...
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Anonymous

March 11, 2005

1 people found this review helpful

Good story Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
This is a very good cartoon. The ending with the couple could be more clear and better! It could be better if there are conversations with happiness between the lovers instead of pure music without anyone talking!!
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
A choo The Miracle Fighters Illang: The Wolf Brigade Super Junior - The Renaissance WayV - Kick Back 2021 Korean Calendars Sexy Zone - SZ10TH
  • Region & Language: No Region Selected - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.
Cookie Preferences Close

We use data cookies to store your online preferences and collect information. You can use this interface to enable or disable sets of cookies with varying functions.


These cookies are required to use core website features and are automatically enabled when you use the site. They also enable use of the Shopping Bag and Checkout processes, assist in regulatory and security issues, measure traffic and visits, and retrieve order information for affiliate commissions. We use the information collected to evaluate and improve the performance of your shopping experience.
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. Marketing Cookies are placed by third-party providers with our permission, and any information collected may be shared with other organizations such as publishers or advertisers.
These cookies enable us to provide better services based on how users use our website, and allow us to improve our features to deliver better user experience. Information collected is aggregated and anonymous.

    Cancel