Madman to Screen ‘Only Yesterday’ in Australian Cinemas with the English Dub

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Madman Entertainment announced today that they will be screening the Studio Ghibli film Only Yesterday with the new English dub in cinemas across Australia and New Zealand from May 5. The film was directed by Isao Takahata, and Hayao Miyazaki was the general producer. Madman Entertainment provided a synopsis of the film:

ONLY YESTERDAY tells the story of Taeko, a single woman working a desk job in Tokyo, who has reached a point in her life where she needs to get away from her job, her family and most of all, big city life. A much needed vacation to the countryside stirs childhood memories, recalling her time as a schoolgirl in 1966. Amidst beautiful country scenery, Taeko reflects on her life and forming new friendships, begins to make some tough decisions about her future.

These screenings are to celebrate the films 25th anniversary. It will be shown in cinemas for the first time in high definition. The English dub features famous actors such as Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). The screening locations are as follows:


  • Cinema Nova – May 5-11 (English dub ver.)
  • Cinema Nova – May 5-11 (Original Japanese language ver.)
  • Hoyts Melbourne Central – May 5-11
  • Hoyts Northland – May 8

New South Wales:

  • Avoca Beach – May 8
  • Dendy Newtown – May 8
  • Event George Street – May 5-11Only-Yesterday-Promotional-Poster-01
  • Event Liverpool – May 8
  • Greater Union Shellharbour – May 8
  • Hoyts Blacktown – May 8


  • BCC Maroochydoore – May 8
  • BCC Rockhampton – May 8
  • BCC Toowoomba – May 8
  • Dendy Portside – May 8
  • Event Cairns Central – May 8
  • Event Chirmside – May 8
  • Event Mt Gravatt – May 8
  • Event Myer Centre – May 5-11
  • Event Pacific Fair – May 8
  • Event Townsville Centre – May 8

South Australia:

  • Event Marion – May 5-11

Western Australia:

  • Hoyts Carousel – May 8

Northern Territory:

  • BCC Casuarina – May 8

Australian Capital Territory:

  • Dendy Canberra – May 5-11

New Zealand:

  • Academy Cinemas – Auckland
  • The Embassy – Wellington
  • Hoyts Riccarton – Christchurch

The screenings will be limited, so tickets should be booked now at your closest cinema.

From November 2014 to September 2017, this author covered as much anime news as possible, and published several dozen reviews of anime and Cartoon Network titles thanks primarily to Madman and Hanabee.

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