My Neighbors the Yamadas

The safety of family is the wish of the world

My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)


The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems and joys in their own way.

Director: Isao Takahata

My Neighbors the Yamadas Vodly
Vodly Score: 7/10 from 182 votes
Release Date: 1999-07-17
Status: Released
Run time: 104 min / 1:44
Production Companies : Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners
Production Country: Japan


Hayato Isohata
as Yamada Noboru (voice)
Masako Araki
as Yamano Shige (voice)
Naomi Uno
as Yamada Nonoko (voice)
Tôru Masuoka
as Yamada Takashi (voice)
Yukiji Asaoka
as Yamada Matsuko (voice)
Akiko Yano
as Fujihara Sensei (voice)
Kosanji Yanagiya
as Haiku Reader (voice)
Tamao Nakamura
as Shige's Friend
Chôchô Miyako
as Grandma Kikuchi


Production Rick Dempsey Executive Producer
Directing Isao Takahata Director
Writing Isao Takahata Writer
Production Ned Lott Producer
Production Yasuyoshi Tokuma Executive Producer
Art Yōji Takeshige Art Direction
Visual Effects Masashi Ando Animation
Sound Akiko Yano Original Music Composer
Production Seiichiro Ujiie Producer
Art Naoya Tanaka Art Direction
Production Takashi Shoji Producer
Visual Effects Masaaki Yuasa Animation
Production Michael Johnson Producer
Writing Eric Garcia Adaptation
Writing Hisaichi Ishii Writer
Writing Leo Chu Adaptation
Visual Effects Shin'ya Ôhira Animation

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