GKids, an animation studio, has acquired North American rights from Studio Ghibli for Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday.
Daisy Ridley of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ashley Eckstein of Star Wars Rebels will be apart of the cast of Only Yesterday along with Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Alison Fernandez (Orange Is the New Black).
In addition, Eckstein’s fan girl apparel company Her Universe will design Studio Ghibli merchandise exclusively for Hot Topic. You can check out the website here.
“With this 25th anniversary release, a broad new audience will now be able to discover what passionate supporters have known for years,” said David Jesteadt of GKids. “Only Yesterday is a groundbreaking classic and further demonstration of Isao Takahata’s incredible legacy as a filmmaker,” reports Variety.
Only Yesterday is about a young, unmarried woman who goes on a vacation to see her family. On the way, she day dreams about her younger self and wonders if her life is what she really wants.
GKids and Studio Ghibli have partnered on other films and have distributed Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke.
The film will be released next year, the 25th anniversary of the original release.