2.943 out of 5 from 134 votes
Taeko Okajima lives a nondescript life in Tokyo performing office duties in the day and then coming home in the evening to listen to her mother’s remarks on the phone about her unmarried status. In a bid to escape the monotony, Taeko decides to visit the countryside she once loved as a child and spend time on a safflower farm run by relations of hers. But her journey awakens memories she thought she had long abandoned, and Taeko must once again decide the kind of person she truly wants to be.
Your olderself needs a hand. So your younger self (through memories in Only Yesterday) reminds you of a more positive you... which is just what you need.
Although Only Yesterday is feature length, and Anemone is a short, both convey this similar premise. Anemone has a bit more of a drastic change to the main character.
A sad young boy experiences newfound happiness with the help of a furry-eared friend and a magical adventure...