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Omoide Poroporo

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 1991
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Licensors: GKids
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.651 (scored by 17,037 users)
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Ranked: #11392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1362
Members: 33,622
Favorites: 246
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Omoide Poroporo is the story of Taeko Okajima, a twenty-something woman currently working as an office lady for a large company in Tokyo. She decides to a take a break from her life in the big city, and takes a trip out to the countryside to visit her brother-in-law.

During her time there, she will have a completely different experience, becoming intimately familiar with the hard work of a farmer while spending time with friendly villagers and family members. This atmosphere will bring back nostalgic memories. She will begin to remember once more her life as a child: puppy love, the awkward stages of adolescence, and the challenges of dealing with boys and math class.

The time spent away from the everyday grind will make Taeko question the path she has chosen.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Okajima, Taeko
Okajima, Taeko
Honna, Youko
Honna, Youko
Imai, Miki
Imai, Miki
Takeo's Father
Itou, Masahiro
Itou, Masahiro


Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Director, Theme Song Lyrics
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Executive Producer
Iso, Mitsuo
Iso, Mitsuo
Key Animation

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"Teremtés" by Muzsikás

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"Ai wa Hana, Kimi wa Sono Tane (愛は花、君はその種子; Love Is a Flower, You Are the Seed)" by Harumi Miyako

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Now and again, I find I'm being asked why I like anime, and what's so special about it. One answer you hear given quite often to questions like this is "it's not just for kids, anime is for grownups too". I used to say this too, but in the case of much of what's out there, after much thought I realised that's not really accurate. Sure, there's anime out there that's full of sex and/or death and/or 'mature themes', and a lot of things that are more complex than children are thought to be able to deal with, but not much anime, read more
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Aug 20, 2013
If you want in any way, to see a family eating a pineapple and simply have an intense emotional reaction, almost cry by quietly staring at the characters just moving, bring back the beautiful life you once had and to feel proud that you're a human being. I cannot recommend anything other than the remarkable underrated masterpiece.

Only Yesterday.

The reason why Only Yesterday might be the most realistic anime movie of all time is that, they did, care about the smallest things, the characters' movements, their eyes, their mouths, how the whole cast reacts to an action, how they gave everyone enough space to experience their read more
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May 24, 2015
Only Yesterday, otherwise known as Omoide Poroporo is a very slow paced film that focuses on the theme of memories, and is a work that captures the melancholic feeling of reminiscing on the past and reflecting on life.

The film revolves around a 27 year old office worker by the name of Taeko Okajima, who takes a break from her job to take a vacation to the country hometown of her brother in law. As she embarks on her trip Taeko begins to reminisce on her youth as a 5th grader. Taeko’s memories follow her through the Yamagata Prefecture as she enjoys the lifestyle of the read more
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Apr 19, 2009
We can notice that there is a tendency to overrate average productions when it comes to their true value. It is probably caused by TV and the fact that the best selling anime are being watched by kids raised on sex and violence occuring in the Internet. Anime based on those two things (sex & violence) shows that it is much easier to make such anime insted of trying to show people something important and valuable. Only Yesterday is one of those "depper" and underrated productions, which can appear on endangered species list soon if that tendecy mentioned before won't be stopped.

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