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Omoide Poroporo

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 1991
Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 13385 users)
Ranked: #11192
Popularity: #1310
Members: 25,745
Favorites: 157
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

ghibli romance slice of life

Synopsis

Taeko Okajima is a typical "office lady" in a big company in a big city. When she takes a sabbatical to the countryside in Yamagata Prefecture, the hometown of her brother-in-law, the journey recalled her memory of her 5th grade year. During her stay in Yamagata, she works hard and happily as a farmer and is surrounded by friendly relatives and villagers, bringing up more memories. Their hospitality makes her to reconsider her choice of life.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Omohide Poroporo

Characters & Voice Actors

Okajima, Taeko
Okajima, Taeko
Main
Honna, Youko
Japanese
Honna, Youko
Imai, Miki
Japanese
Imai, Miki
...
Tsuneko, Tani
Tsuneko, Tani
Supporting
Iizuka, Mayumi
Japanese
Iizuka, Mayumi
Hirota
Hirota
Supporting
Masuda, Yuuki
Japanese
Masuda, Yuuki
Okajima, Nanako
Okajima, Nanako
Supporting
 

Staff

Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Director, Theme Song Lyrics
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Storyboard
Kondou, Katsuya
Kondou, Katsuya
Animation Director
Konishi, Kenichi
Konishi, Kenichi
In-Between Animation



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Sep 27, 2007 3:36 PM
YourMessageHere
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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Mar 26, 3:07 PM
DystopianLove
The past 'is' a beautiful place; sometimes forgettable, sometimes haunting; it attaches itself to the very core of our subconscious and sinks our minds into those nostalgia-ridden days that always seem within grasp.

The past 'is' a beautiful being; sometimes familiar, sometimes distant; it reminds us of someone we used to be, someone who we often forget to be and in our childish reprise, it reveals to us who we are.

The past 'is' a beautiful time; sometimes forgiving, sometimes relentless; it holds all the gravity that grounds our lives in the form of memories that are ingrained within every passing moment.

Yet the bulk of stories read more
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May 24, 10:33 AM
Kenji_The_Engi
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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Aug 20, 2013 3:11 PM
Riebelt
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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The art is strikingly similar. Young Okajima Taeko's face of Only Yesterday looks a lot like Aoki Shinko's (of Mai Mai Miracle) face. 
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In both movies, the protagonist returns to their old towns in the countryside from the city. They are dispassionate and apathetic as adults because their dreams and meaning in life have become dull. When they return to their small towns, a lot has changed. However, a lot has also remained, and as the protagonists reminisce about their past, they rediscover their passions and values. Aki no Kanade is about a professional Taiko drummer who comes back to help with the revival of a old festival and ties up the loose ends of her youth. In Omoide Poroporo, the protagonist rediscovers her feelings and enjoyment in  read more 
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Ending Theme

"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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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Omoide Poroporo Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Beatnik - Jul 10, 2008
77 replies by lakshika »»
Jun 28, 8:46 PM
Shouldn't it be Omohide?
Shiruyumi - Dec 15, 2014
1 replies by em45 »»
May 2, 10:47 AM