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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 32,036 users)
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Ranked: #14382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1467
Members: 66,830
Favorites: 554


Both are realistic heartfelt dramas with a female lead character and beautiful animation. 
report Recommended by Descmbz
Nostalgia at its best! A look at women who think back upon their lives and the effects the experiences had upon them. 
report Recommended by madeener
Some same feelings you can get in this two movies is about "How you can not live alone." and "You should choose yourself your life path." ... Both the story have main character(s) that leave city's life to make a country's life. And about the pasts that make them to choose their life paths ... 
report Recommended by Jim_Heart
Both main characters reminisce about their pasts 
report Recommended by TrulyAJ
The Anime involve the theme of dealing with the movement from childhood to adulthood along with what should and shouldn't be left behind. Of course, "Asatte no Houkou" delves into this theme using a supernatural element of a wish, but both series delve with the main characters and what they wish for their futures. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both Anime provide a nice look at Japanese culture through slice of life moments, yet utilize warm colors. The main character also comes to terms regarding their families lifestyle. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both movies involve the Japanese countryside and growing up, yet the colors are soft and warm helping personify the warm feeling created by both movies. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
It's the simplicity of each one of these that make them so delightful to watch. The Cat Returns might not be realistic, but that's not the point of this recommendation anyway. Just cheer up. 
report Recommended by Fabio
Both take place in the Japanese countryside and feature beautiful scenery and relaxing music. 
report Recommended by Dead-Boy
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 
report Recommended by Mirorin
Slow-paced, sentimental slice-of-life about a city girl living on a rural Japanese farm. Figure 17 adds a subplot involving space cops hunting xenomorphs, but that doesn't do much to change the tone or pacing of the story. If you want a relaxing, nostalgic trip through the countryside and have the patience for a sometimes lethargic narrative, you'll probably like both of these. 
report Recommended by q_3
If you think that the country life is better than the city life then you must watch this anime. Both stories has as main issue the dicothomy between the rural life and the modern life, but with different perspectives. In the case of Omohide Poroporo you could see the idealism of the country life since the perspective of a woman from Tokyo. In the case of Heidi you can see the other point of view: a girl who travel from the mountains to the city where the modern life prevails with its superficials relationships. However, in Heidi the dicothomy is deeper an realistic: it exposes  read more 
report Recommended by Animelogos
The landscape and lifestyle of countryside are well depicted in both. 
report Recommended by Manganatic
Both movies bring up the working adult main characters' nostalgia for their carefree childhoods, bittersweet first loves, and heartwarming families. 
report Recommended by mjb
adult protagonist moving back home and reminiscing about their childhood 
report Recommended by Haibara_Ai13
Nostalgia play a big part in these stories. Unsure of their futures, both main characters look back into their meaningful pasts in an effort to regroup their thoughts and decide what they really want for their lives onwards. 
report Recommended by WarlockAppa
Memories of a young woman when she was a child and then a kid. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
Both are Slow moving Love stories that don't really happen until near the end of the film. Both have brilliant scores to boot. 
report Recommended by Yagami_Rimmer
Adult female main character works in the Japanese countryside while trying to figure out what to do going forward. Heartfelt and easygoing with very human characters. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
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. 
report Recommended by alchemist11
Lost young souls explore the world around them, and begin to discover their life paths. Both are also full of very expressive, artful visuals perfectly chosen to represent the emotional states of the protagonists. 
report Recommended by Never_Know_Best
Some of the family slice-of-life drama in only yesterday reminded me a lot of yamadas. Family interactions are realistic and have been excellently handled. Some of the comedy in both is pretty good, although the style is somewhat different. They're both by Isao Takahata (grave of the fireflies), and they share some retro-sensibilities with each other. Takahata has done a wide variety of stuff, so no two works would be same. But You can feel some of the same creative energies behind these two movies. They're both slice-of-life movies about a family; while yamadas is more focused on comedy gags, only yesterday goes for more  read more 
report Recommended by eyerok
Both movies are somehow sentimental journey to the past Japan, Nijiiro Hotaru has a little bit of fantasy on it, Omeide Poroporo is pure nostalgic slice of life 
report Recommended by helensan
They both have a similar vibe, showing the story which includes present and the past interleaved with a bit of sadness about things already gone. However Omoide Poroporo is a little bit more down to earth and realistic while Omoide no Marnie has more on dramatic and romantic sides. Also they share the first word in their name which means "memories" 
report Recommended by Predelnik
Both movies are about a woman looking back at events that happened when they were a child. 
report Recommended by Biba
Truthfully, Only Yesterday's main character and moral greatly resembles a supporting(some would call main, including me) character from Welcome to the NHK!. Both have a past that directly and indirectly lead up to where they are now. Both characters seem to not be SOOOO greatly affected by their past struggles, but... in reality, realize that it's been a part of them the entire time... I consider both a MUST-see to all and every who love their slice-of-life stories to be a bit... heavier in topic. Of course.... people who've exp. similar circumstances might appreciate these stories even more! Which is a plus!!! OY is.... a bit more audience friendly, which  read more 
report Recommended by Otaking09
Though Only Yesterday lacks the fantasy element in The Place Promised in Our Early Days, both main characters think about what happened in their pasts and how it is currently affecting them 
report Recommended by TrulyAJ