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 7704777,047 users)
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Ranked: #21342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1562
Members: 147,996
Favorites: 1,197

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Okajima, Taeko

Honna, Youko


Yanagiba, Toshirou

Hirota, Shuuji

Masuda, Yuuki

Taeko's Father

Itou, Masahiro


Komine, Megumi


Sato, Hirozumi

Taeko's Grandmother

Kitagawa, Chie


Itou, Shin


Ishikawa, Sachiko


Ishikawa, Masashi


Suzuki, Toshio
Takahata, Isao
Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Screenplay
Murata, Kazuya
Episode Director
Pettini, Emmanuel


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


Feb 14, 2024
Man, that's the kind of movie I needed from Ghibli.

There's this melancholy about the film, about growing older, with the most founding memories being from your youngest days. A woman reminisces about her life as a bratty kid that didn't know of her fortune, and misfortunes; of her dismissive parents, her educational, and emotional disconnect from people. It feels larger than life, while being just about one person with a common childhood. Life's problems aren't always because of past problems, but the lack of anything else after them. Nothing stood out, nothing has stood out afterward, but then, what's there in the future?

This is a ...
Mar 24, 2024
Mixed Feelings
It’s touching and heartwarming, but then it ended rather suddenly and left much to be desired. The animation is lovely to look at, but the story and characters were so hollow. It’s got this somber tone like someone died, but really she’s just reflecting for 2 hours on her “horrible” childhood. To be honest it felt rather plain, which may have been the point for her reflection, but there really wasn’t much being conveyed. The flashbacks and the present in how they were stitched together seemed very disconnected. There were parts that I found funny, parts that I cringed at, and parts that I felt ...
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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