Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release Only Yesterday and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, from the beloved Studio Ghibli library of films, on April 19, 2022 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. Only Yesterday will be available as a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a one DVD / two Blu-ray package. To complement the film, each SteelBook also includes hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art, as well as statements from the filmmakers.
With this release, two additional films from the Studio Ghibli universe now also have their very own limited edition SteelBook versions for the first time in North America.
Only Yesterday and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya now join Earwig and the Witch, The Wind Rises, Secret World of Arrietty, Porco Rosso, From Up On Poppy Hill, The Cat Returns, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo in a series of SteelBook releases from the Studio Ghibli collection of films.
“Gorgeous! A rare and powerful film” – Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly
Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface, and after meeting young farmer Toshio, she wonders if she’s been true to the dreams of her childhood self.
From Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata and Producer Hayao Miyazaki, 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.
- The Making of Only Yesterday
- Behind-The-Scenes with Voice Cast
- Interview with English Dub Team
- Feature-Length Storyboards
- Trailers & TV Spots
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
“A Staggering Masterpiece” – Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary filmmaking career for Academy Award®-nominated* director Isao Takahata.
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately, she must confront her fate and embark on a transformative journey.
- Feature- Length Documentary Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya
- Announcement of the Completion of The Film
- Trailers & TV Spots