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Only Yesterday (1991)
"Omohide poro poro" (original title)

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A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Miki Imai ...
Taeko (voice)
Toshirô Yanagiba ...
Toshio (voice)
Youko Honna ...
Taeko (Child) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Tsuneko Tani, Taeko's stuck-up friend (voice)
Masahiro Ito ...
Father (voice)
Chie Kitagawa ...
Taeko's Grandmother (voice)
Yoshimasa Kondô ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Yuuki Masuda ...
Hirota (voice)
Yuki Minowa ...
Yaeko (voice)
Kazuo Takahashi ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Michie Terada ...
Mother (voice)
Yorie Yamashita ...
Nanako (voice)
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A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.

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Trivia

The ending theme song "Ai ha Hana, Kimi ha Sono Tane" is a translated version of "The Rose," written and composed by Amanda McBroom and performed by Bette Midler for the 1979 movie of the same title. See more »

Quotes

Hirota: Rainy days, cloudy days, sunny days... which do you like?
Taeko: ...cloudy days.
Hirota: Oh, then we're alike.
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Connections

References Hyokkori hyotan-jima (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Cantec de nunta
Written by Gheorghe Zamfir (uncredited)
Performed by Gheorghe Zamfir and Ansamblul Ciocarlia
Courtesy of Electrecord Romania
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Takahata's best movie?
1 November 2003 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is the question to be asked, even for the fans (like me) of "grave of the fireflies". Compared to all the other ghibli movies, this real masterwork has been unfairly unrecognized. Forget about the anime you watched so far, it's completely different, more adult, more realistic, more... life-like. No big eyes (well, the flashback are somehow "very 60's", but that's the purpose!), no screams, no ultrasonic voices; just characters treated as they were true actors. For example the pineapple scene or the mathematics exercise scene are the most incredible daily life pictures i've ever seen! And the final credits will have you wipe some tears... Watch it and make your friends watch it too. Don't be surprised by its length. It's fun, sad, real, touching, moving whatever you want... I still dream it will be released abroad, one day... who knows? Talk about it around you and maybe this could happen. Takahata definitely deserves it!


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