Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko (Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The F-rce Awakens) decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire), she wonders if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self. Deftly switching between past and present, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by Studio Ghibli, one of the world's most revered animation studios. From Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and General Producer Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), this critically acclaimed film has never before been released in North America until now - in celebration of its 25th anniversary.


In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese おもひでぽろぽろ
Korean 추억은 방울방울

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical Japan July 20, 1991
VHS Japan July 2, 1999
DVD Japan March 7, 2003
Original theatrical South Korea June 8, 2006
DVD South Korea March 19, 2007
DVD/Blu-ray Disc USA July 5, 2016



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(never released)
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