Only Yesterday (a Studio Ghibli masterpiece)

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Never been released in North America in 1991 from Studio Ghibli, until now in 2016. After 25 years. With the voice talents of Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Ava Acres, Ashley Eckstein, Laura Bailey, Grey DeLisle, and Alison Fernandez, this is a masterpiece to remember.

I even give this 10/10 stars and a ‘A++’. Great movie. From director Isao Takahata and general producer Hayao Miyazaki, before they retired, I thank them very much for this to come.

This tells the story of a woman, named Taeko. Who’s unmarried, and lives her entire life in Tokyo. As she took a trip to the Japanese countryside, she remembers her days, when she was a young schoolgirl. She was in Grade 5 when this happened to her.

In the end of the movie, after changes happened to her, Taeko chose to stay in the countryside. And began a relationship with a very special man.

Between her adult self, and her younger self, they are remarkable together.

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When you recall your days of youth, it’s like how he remembers the days of his past. Just like on how Taeko did. Before those two new arrivals showed up. And besides, you just need to be in the right place where you belong. Either the country or the city. Like the cartoon TV show of “Country Mouse and City Mouse”.

As I give this 10/10 stars and a ‘A++’ on this review, I thank Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyzazaki very, very much for this Studio Ghibli masterpiece. After waiting a long time for this, I’m glad it made it to North America. However, Studio Ghibli will definitely need more Oscar awards for sure.

(Note: Those two pictures here, from “Thomas the Tank Engine”, are just related for how Skarloey remembers his days in the past. In the days before Sir Handel and Peter Sam arrived. Just like how Taeko did in this Studio Ghibli masterpiece).

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