I hear people saying that animes are for kids because they are “cartoons”. So I have come across this amazing anime that hasn’t been appreciated much. A mature and slow one that shall not be appearing in the dynamics of what people call “cartoon”.
MOVIE: ONLY YESTERDAY
Another wonder from GHIBLI STUDIO. Film by Isao Takahata and Produced by Hayao Miyazaki.
This anime is a slow burner and may get boring. But the thing that grabbed me till the end was its simplicity. The simplicity of the anime was so relatable. Unlike other anime, it didn’t have any supernatural effects, sad story or even any romance. It just had this subtle voice that made me recall my childhood.
The visualisation throughout the whole movie is like an ASMR and is damn satisfying to watch. It makes one feel alive and crave for such simplicity.
The maturity of the anime was pouring out with every scene. Every time when Taeko, the protagonist, would recall her past we could see how much far she has come and how little her past affected her. And yet at the same time, it was her past that moulded her and made her who she was in the present.
The best thing for me was the ending. Something that made me really emotional. And again, no, there is no extravagance in the ending either. It was just a SIMPLE ending. But the way the ending was executed, it really made a difference to me of how we see the world and our own life.
May be you can see yourself in Taeko, like I did. May be not. But you must watch it anyway. It will make one think that they lived their whole childhood “only yesterday”.