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Only Yesterday

Rating:
7.80
Year:
1991
Country:
Japan
Director:
Duration:
118

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Alternative Titles

English: Only Yesterday

Synonyms: Omohide Poro Poro, Omoide Poro-poro, Memories Like Falling Rain Drops, Memories Like Falling Teardrops, Memories of Teardrops, Memories of Yesterday

Japanese: おもひでぽろぽろ

Only Yesterday Information

Type: Movie

Episodes: 1

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Jul 20, 1991

Producers: Tokuma Shoten

Licensors: GKIDS

Studios: Studio Ghibli

Source: Manga Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Romance

Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.

Rating: G - All Ages

Only Yesterday Statistics

Score: 7.461 (scored by 52,536 users) Ranked: #170422 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Popularity: #1454

Members: 103,115

Favorites: 765

Only Yesterday synopsis

Taeko Okajima is a 27-year-old independent woman who has lived her entire life in Tokyo. Wanting to relax after the hustle of the big city, she decides to visit her family in the countryside to help with the crop.

On the train there, Taeko vividly recalls her memories as a schoolgirl in the early stages of puberty, as if she were going on a trip with her own childhood. A young farmer named Toshio comes to pick her up at the station, and they quickly form a friendship. During her time here, Taeko forms strong bonds with family and friends, learning the contrasts between city and country life, as well as the difficulties and joys of farming.

Nostalgic and bittersweet, Omoide Poroporo takes on Taeko's journey as an adult woman facing childhood dreams versus the person she is today.

Only Yesterday actors and voice actors

Okajima, Taeko - Main - Honna Youko

Toshio - Main - Yanagiba Toshirou

Hirota, Shuuji - Supporting - Masuda Yuuki

Taeko's Father - Supporting - Itou Masahiro

Only Yesterday more review

Omoide Poroporo, otherwise known as Only Yesterday, is one of the most underrated movies to have ever come out of Studio Ghibli’s discography. It is easily the best made movie in Ghibli’s history when it comes to the visual presentation, and Takahata here showcased how he was a master of both color and visuals. Omoide Poroporo was a movie that was made to be targeted towards women upon it’s release, but due to Isao Takahata’s brilliant directing, the movie managed to become a success around men and women alike.