Omoide Poroporo

Only Yesterday

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Alternative Titles

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
English: Only Yesterday
German: Only Yesterday: Tränen der Erinnerung
Spanish: Recuerdos del Ayer
French: Omoide Poroporo: Souvenirs Goutte à Goutte
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 1991
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.441 (scored by 7396773,967 users)
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Ranked: #19932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1543
Members: 142,596
Favorites: 1,149

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Taeko Okajima is a 27-year-old, independent woman who spent her entire life in Tokyo. Looking to unwind from the rush of the big city, she decides to visit her family in the country to help out during the harvest.

On the train there, Taeko vividly recalls her memories as a schoolgirl in the initial stages of puberty, as if she is on a trip with her childhood self. A young farmer named Toshio picks her up at the station, and they quickly develop a friendship. During her stay, Taeko forms strong bonds with family and friends, learning the contrasts between urban and rural life, as well as the struggles and joys of farming.

Nostalgic and bittersweet, Omoide Poroporo takes on Taeko's journey as an adult woman coming to terms with her childhood dreams compared to the person she is today.

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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


Sato, Hirozumi

Taeko's Father

Itou, Masahiro


Oshitani, Mei


Takizawa, Yukiyo


Ishikawa, Sachiko


Takahata, Isao
Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Screenplay
Pettini, Emmanuel
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Hoshi, Katsu
Theme Song Arrangement, Music


Opening Theme

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"Teremtés" by Muzsikás

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


Nov 2, 2023
When thinking about the past, we often either exaggerate or ignore certain aspects. Whether that’s dramatizing a petty event, or waxing poetic about receiving a participation trophy. It’s hardly intentional, it’s just a fault of our minds amassing so much information over time that certain life events may get foggy. However Only Yesterday does none of that, it harpoons the most uncomfortable, tragic, and awkward situations of our childhood. And yet it displays the beauty of separating yourself from your trauma and how to utilize it to evolve as a human. So how does ‘Only Yesterday’ manage to portray and vindicate my adolescent self like ...
Feb 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This is a story about a girl's life in the 1980s, where we get flashbacks to her life as a 5th grader, from where we learn her origin and deeper story. The story is 'good,' and the art is also 'good' but the bewitching part that most often is at the start of movies or longer anime series is not present. Therefore it would be somewhat difficult to get attached to it at the start.

This movie was released in 1991, which is impressive for how good it is. But even so, I would still point out the faces in this anime, especially of Taeko ...
Sep 12, 2021
I love realistic movies, those that simply show the experiences of our characters. Even so, if it lacks a good development in its themes then the result cannot aspire to be more than mediocre.
This movie shows how even with the direction of the great Takahata and the production values of Ghibli, when a story has no ambitions and tries to show something so simple there is no way to improve it.

Story (5/10):
To be honest, there is not much to talk about this movie. The film tries to give a certain feeling of nostalgia to the viewer, but fails in that, the protagonist reflects on important ...

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