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Only Yesterday – (Studio Ghibli) by Isao Takahata

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Trailer: Only Yesterday



A film by Isao Takahata
Japan, 118 min.

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.

From Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and general producer Hayao Miyazaki, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by one of the world’s most revered animation studios. Critically acclaimed but never before released in North America, the film is receiving a national theatrical release in a new, Studio Ghibli-produced, English-language version in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
~Summery by Gkids


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When Marnie Was There (Blu-ray + DVD) – Studio Ghibili Film

So I know this came out October 6th, 2015(this year), I just didnt get around to writing about the Blue ray / DVD release date.
So here it is!!
When Marnie Was There has Finally been released in the US on Blue-ray and DVD
If interested in finding out more about the movie it self I will leave a Trailer at the End of this Entry/Post.Also I will leave my review on this movie in a link. >>When Marnie Was There (REVIEW)<<
Also if your looking for pictures you can click on the gallery or the Review post has them as well if the gallery in the corner has changed pictures by the time you read this, LOL.

Okay so now the important info about this Post, Where to buy for best Prices(pleas compare your self as prices fluctuate):
Buy at:

Blue-ray + DVD

DVD only

Alright so thanks for reading this post and I hope you guys are able to buy this really amazing movie.
And as promised here is the Trailer and also some interviews as an added bonus.


When Marnie Was There English Dubbed – Film Hiromasa Yonebayashi

This Film has been around buzzing in the interwebs and Since i’m a Big Fan of Studio Ghibli I decided to take a look at the English trailer and this honestly looks very good plus its dubbed.
(Dates and places the film is being shown are below as well as Review ratings)

Summery: Written by (GKids)
Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face”. Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend… Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There is the newest film from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty.(C) GKids

So the following theaters will show the film according to their dates (check the actual theater for more info.)

On June 5:

  • San Francisco, CA – Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
  • Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Denver, CO – Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
  • Austin, TX – Regal Arbor at Great Hills
  • Phoenix, AZ – Harkins Valley Art
  • Santa Cruz, CA – The Nick
  • Montréal, QC – Cinéma du Parc
  • Montréal, QC – Cinéma Beaubien (in French)
  • Québec City, QC – Cinéma Le Clap (in French)
  • Sherbrooke, QC – Maison du Cinema (in French)

The following theaters will show the film on June 12:

  • Washington, DC – Landmark E Street Cinema
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Providence, RI – Cable Car Cinema
  • Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Regent Square Theatre
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
  • Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Santa Fe, NM – Regal DeVargas
  • Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema

The following theaters will show the film on June 19:

  • St Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN – Landmark Keystone Art

The following theaters will show the film on June 21:

  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art

Info from GKids and AnimeNetwork

The reviewers that have seen the movie have rated this movie very highly.
My Score: None (haven’t seen it yet)
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
IMDb: 7.7/10

I will hopefully be seeing this Film on the 5fth of June.
Hope you all get to see the movie.


~Thanks to © 2014 GNDHDDTK for the Photos~

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Studio Ghibli’s The Cat Returns Review

The Cat Returns — Studio Ghibli
Rated PG — MPPA Rating

So Last night I finally got around to watching The Cat Returns. I hadn’t watched this since I was a little kid.

Summery: (written by me)
  Haru (Chizuru Ikewaki – main character) rescues a cat that was about to be run over by a truck. The cat thanks her and promises to repay her. She later discovers the cat is actually a prince named Lune. Lune’s father, the “Cat King”, thanks her by giving her a lot of presents (presents only a cat would like). Unfortunately the presents give her more trouble than gratitude of saving the cat. The king seeing this asks her to marry Lune as a way to thank her for saving him. Haru not wanting to marry asks help from The Cat Bureau. Here she meets the Baron (Yoshihiko Hakamada) and Toto, (two statues that have been given life true the power of being created wholeheartedly) and Muta the cat, who provide assistance to free her from the Cat Kingdom.

I loved re-watching this old movie. The story and the life lesson in the movie where really well done. The character’s development was short but very noticeable. If you like cute and interesting story then this is for you. Also if you ever wondered what the story written in Whisper of the Heart was, this may answer that.  Over all the Movie was very solid and defiantly a must watch.

My-Score: 9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
IMDb:7.3/10 8/10

Thanks for reading Zarem’s Reviews.
By: Zarem’s