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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miki Imai ...
Taeko (voice)
Toshirô Yanagiba ...
Toshio (voice)
Youko Honna ...
Taeko (Child) (voice)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Tsuneko (voice)
Mei Oshitani ...
Aiko (voice)
Megumi Komine ...
Toko (voice)
Yukiyo Takizawa ...
Rie (voice)
Masashi Ishikawa ...
Soo (voice)
Yuuki Masuda ...
Shuji Hirota (voice)
Michie Terada ...
Mother (voice)
Masahiro Ito ...
Father (voice)
Yorie Yamashita ...
Nanako (voice)
Yuki Minowa ...
Yaeko (voice)
Chie Kitagawa ...
Grandmother (voice)
Koji Goto ...
Kazuo (voice)
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Storyline

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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some rude behavior and smoking | See all certifications »

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26 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Only Yesterday  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,004 (USA) (8 January 2016)

Gross:

$415,941 (USA) (25 March 2016)
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Trivia

In the final scene, the arrow symbol that the children are holding over the heads of Taeko and Toshino is an "Ai Ai Gasa" (Love Love Umbrella or Together Umbrella), it implies that they are an item. The names of boy and girl are written on each side of a vertical line on the arrow. It is the Japanese equivalent of a western Valentine heart. 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

Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Only Yesterday (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Frunzulita lemn adus
Written by Gheorghe Zamfir (uncredited)
Performed by Gheorghe Zamfir and Ansamblul Ciocarlia
Courtesy of Electrecord Romania
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User Reviews

Remarkable Enchanting Movie
15 February 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This movie has all of the grace and beauty of Grave of the Fireflies, without the oppresive depression. Takahata has such an eye for detail and subtlety; the characters' observations about life and coming to terms with who you were and are when combined with the beauty of the animation and scenery are poetic and elgiec.

What could be a trite romantic tale instead blossoms into art due to the hyper-realism of Takahata's story-telling.

This movie requires some work to understand, but the effort is rewarded generously. Even though its been just a few minutes since I finished watching it, I can already tell that the images and characters will be playing in my head for a very long time.

This move is an absolute gem -- see it if at all possible!


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