Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday used to be the only feature film by Studio Ghibli that remained unreleased in North America. It celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year with a theatrical run from GKIDS, and now Amazon has its Blu-ray + DVD release scheduled for July 5.
In addition to original Japanese language options, the home video release includes the English dub that stars Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Ashley Eckstein, and Alison Fernandez.
Here’s the theatrical trailer from back in December:
The synopsis from GKIDS:
It’s 1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit 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. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel), and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.