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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: 7.591 (scored by 31,642 users)
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Ranked: #14302
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Popularity: #1462
Members: 65,946
Favorites: 545
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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.


The film was remade as a musical by the Warabi-za Company, first performed in 2011, later in 2012 and 2015. It was presented in a tour around Japan.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Okajima, Taeko
Honna, Youko
Yanagiba, Toshirou
Hirota, Shuuji
Masuda, Yuuki
Komine, Megumi
Gotou, Kouji
Oshitani, Mei
Takizawa, Yukiyo
Ishikawa, Sachiko
Taeko's Grandmother
Kitagawa, Chie
Taeko's Father
Itou, Masahiro


Takahata, Isao
Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Screenplay
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Hoshi, Masaru
Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Miyazaki, Hayao
Executive Producer

Edit Opening Theme

"Teremtés" by Muzsikás

Edit 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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Sep 27, 2007
YourMessageHere (All reviews)
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
Aug 20, 2013
Fabio (All reviews)
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, if you are tired of the laziness among animators these days in general then 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 opinions without being read more
Apr 19, 2009
Valwin (All reviews)
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.

First, I have say read more
Mar 20, 2014
AnnoKano (All reviews)
There are plenty of films that can impress you the first time you watch them, but there are only a few that impress you more and more with every subsequent viewing. Only Yesterday is just such a movie, one so rich in depth that the first viewing is only as good as a passing glance at the painting of an old master.

Taeko Okajima is a twenty seven year old office worker in Tokyo. Summer holidays are fast approaching and Taeko is doing what she normally does, and will travel to work on a farm in the countryside. During the course of her journey she experiences read more


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