Omoide Poroporo

Only Yesterday

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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: 7.431 (scored by 7064170,641 users)
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Ranked: #19642
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Popularity: #1530
Members: 136,244
Favorites: 1,106

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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

Sep 27, 2007
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, ...
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, 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 ...
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.

First, I have say ...

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