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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)
Issei Takahashi ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Michie Terada ...
Mother (voice)
Yorie Yamashita ...
Nanako (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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Trivia

The comics in which the movie is based are a recollection of comic vignettes of a small girl. The whole adult part was invented by director Isao Takahata. 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 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 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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Touching and moving
18 November 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

I really had no idea animation could be so touching and moving. A young woman on her way to the countryside to help out with some farm chores keeps getting flashbacks of her 10 year old, 5th grade self. That may sound boring, but instead I was riveted from beginning until the heart warming finish, enjoying her memories along the way. We all carry around with us such kind of memories-having trouble with a particular subject in school, flirting with members of the opposite sex, being teased by classmates or older siblings, misbehaving and being severely punished, not getting something we really wanted and on and on. While she was having her flashbacks, I was having mine, making it all a very personal experience. Her life has been shaped by her memories, and now she is guided by them as she comes face to face with a momentous, potentially life-altering decision. Even if she was only an animated character, I got so bound up in the story that I desperately hoped for her to make the right choice. Sometimes I even forgot that I was watching an animated movie.


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