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Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Miyazaki Hayao (Producer) | Takahata Isao (Director)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.5 out of 10 (2)

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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…

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Product Title: Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 歲月的童話 (1991) (DVD) (香港版) 岁月的童话 (1991) (DVD) (香港版) おもひでぽろぽろ (1991) (DVD) (香港版) Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (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: 2018-09-27
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIA
Duration: 119 (mins)
Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1069095876

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 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.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.5 out of 10 (2)

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July 20, 2006

This customer review refers to Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
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...
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March 11, 2005

This customer review refers to Only Yesterday (1991) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
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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!!
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