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Only Yesterday (1991) More at IMDbPro »Omohide poro poro (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Hotaru Okamoto (manga)
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Release Date:
26 February 2016 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A complete surprise! A real sleeper. See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Miki Imai ... Taeko (voice: Japanese version)
Toshirô Yanagiba ... Toshio (voice: Japanese version)
Yoko Honna ... Taeko (Child) (voice: Japanese version) (as Youko Honna)

Mayumi Izuka ... Tsuneko (voice: Japanese version) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
Mei Oshitani ... Aiko (voice: Japanese version)
Megumi Komine ... Toko (voice: Japanese version)
Yukiyo Takizawa ... Rie (voice: Japanese version)
Masashi Ishikawa ... Soo (voice: Japanese version)
Yuuki Masuda ... Shuji Hirota (voice: Japanese version)
Michie Terada ... Mother (voice: English version)
Masahiro Ito ... Father (voice: Japanese version)
Yorie Yamashita ... Nanako (voice: Japanese version)
Yuki Minowa ... Yaeko (voice: Japanese version)
Chie Kitagawa ... Grandmother (voice: Japanese version)
Koji Goto ... Kazuo (voice: Japanese version)
Sachiko Ishikawa ... Kiyoko (voice: Japanese version)
Masako Watanabe ... Naoko (voice: Japanese version)
Hirozumi Sato ... Abe (voice: Japanese version)

Daisy Ridley ... Taeko (voice: English version)

Dev Patel ... Toshio (voice: English version)

Alison Fernandez ... Taeko (5th Grade) (voice: English version)

Hope Levy ... Tsuneko (voice: English version)

Stephanie Sheh ... Aiko (voice: English version)

Ava Acres ... Toko (voice: English version)

Madeleine Yen ... Rie (voice: English version) (as Madeleine Rose Yen)

Jaden Betts ... Soo (voice: English version)
Gianella Thielmann ... Hirota (voice: English version)

Grey DeLisle ... Mother (voice: English version) (as Grey Griffin)

Matthew Yang King ... Father / Kazou (voice: English version)

Laura Bailey ... Nanako (voice: English version)

Ashley Eckstein ... Yaeko (voice: English version)

Mona Marshall ... Grandmother (voice: English version)

Sumalee Montano ... Kiyoko / Taeko's Aunt (voice: English version)

Tara Strong ... Naoko (voice: English version)

Nika Futterman ... Granny (voice: English version)
Kyle Arem ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Cherami Leigh ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Genesis Ochoa ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Tara Sands ... Osage / Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Kirk Thornton ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gia Colon-Thielmann ... Hirota (voice: English version)
Yoshimasa Kondô ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)
Issei Takahashi ... Additional Voices (voice: Japanese version)

Ichirô Nagai ... Torahige (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Isao Takahata 
 
Writing credits
Hotaru Okamoto (manga)

Yuuko Tone (manga)

David Freedman  english adaptation
Isao Takahata  screenplay

Produced by
Toru Hara .... animation producer: Studio Ghibli
Ritsuo Isobe .... executive producer
Hayao Miyazaki .... production producer
Hideo Ogata .... planner
Yoshio Sasaki .... executive producer
Shigeharu Shiba .... planner
Toshio Suzuki .... producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma .... executive producer
Geoffrey Wexler .... producer (english version)
Tatsumi Yamashita .... planner
 
Original Music by
Katsu Hoshi 
 
Cinematography by
Hisao Shirai 
 
Film Editing by
Naoki Kaneko 
Tomoko Kida 
Yasutaka Môri 
Takeshi Seyama 
 
Casting by
Dawn Hershey (english version)
 
Art Direction by
Kazuo Oga 
 
Production Management
James Lafferty .... post-production supervisor: english version
Nozomu Takahashi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuya Murata .... unit director
Norihiko Sutô .... assistant director
Masahito Yamamoto .... unit director
 
Art Department
Kazu Hisamura .... assistant art director
Yoshiyuki Momose .... storyboard artist
Michiyo Yasuda .... character color designer
 
Sound Department
Toshiaki Abe .... sound effects editor
Naoko Asari .... sound recordist
Suzanne Goldish .... ADR mixer
Kazuhiko Ikai .... sound effects editor
Shuji Inoue .... sound mixer
Katsumi Ishida .... sound effects editor
Akihiro Ishigami .... sound effects editor
Takahisa Ishino .... sound effects editor
Michihiro Itô .... sound effects editor
Kei Mayama .... recording producer: Omnibus Promotion
Jamie Simone .... adr director (english version)
Makoto Sumiya .... sound mixing assistant
Motoi Watanabe .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Kaoru Tanifuji .... special effects (as Kunji Tanifuji)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tetsuya Anjo .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Naohisa Haijima .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Motoaki Ikegami .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Shinji Ikegami .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Kazumi Iketani .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Hiroshi Itô .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Yôichi Kuroda .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Katsunori Maehara .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Mitsuko Nanba .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Hiroshi Noguchi .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Katsuji Suzuki .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Noriko Suzuki .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Tetsuo Ôfuji .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
 
Animation Department
Masahiko Adachi .... inbetween artist
Masashi Ando .... inbetween artist
Koichi Asano .... inbetween artist
Seiko Azuma .... inbetween artist
Mihoko Eda .... cel painter: Kyoto Animation
Masaaki Endo .... animator
Rie Fujimura .... inbetween artist
Hisayo Fujiwara .... cel painter: IM Studio
Eiko Fukuma .... cel painter: IM Studio
Yasuko Furuhashi .... cel painter: Dômusha
Makiko Futaki .... animator
Reiko Godai .... cel painter: Trace Studio M
Keiko Goto .... cel painter: Studio Killy
Yukiyoshi Hane .... animator (as Yoshiyuki Hane)
Katsufumi Haryu .... background artist: Studio Fûga
Yuki Hisada .... cel painter
Kumi Horii .... inbetween artist
Atsuko Ikeda .... animator
Naomi Ikegaya .... cel painter: IM Studio
Hiroyuki Inoue .... inbetween artist
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Michiyo Iseda .... cel painter: IM Studio
Kuniyuki Ishii .... animator
Etsuko Ishiwari .... inbetween artist
Mitsuo Iso .... animator
Hideki Ito .... inbetween artist
Fumiko Itô .... cel painter: Trace Studio M
Yukiko Itô .... cel painter: Trace Studio M
Emiko Iwayanagi .... inbetween artist
Megumi Kagawa .... animator (as Ai Kagawa)
Yuriko Katayama .... cel painter
Yoko Kida .... inbetween artist
Ikuyo Kimura .... cel painter
Yumiko Kitajima .... inbetween artist
Masanori Komatsu .... inbetween artist
Tsuyoshi Konakawa .... inbetween artist
Katsuya Kondô .... animation director
Yoshifumi Kondô .... animation director
Yoshifumi Kondô .... character designer
Ken'ichi Konishi .... inbetween artist
Mariko Konuma .... cel painter: IM Studio
Satoshi Kuroda .... background artist: Studio Fûga
Eimi Kôri .... inbetween artist
Mahiro Maeda .... animator
Sadami Maemura .... inbetween artist
Izumi Maeno .... cel painter: Trace Studio M
Takao Maki .... inbetween artist
Kiyoko Makita .... inbetween artist
Suzuko Mano .... inbetween artist
Atsuko Matsushita .... inbetween artist
Junko Mizuno .... cel painter: Studio Killy
Chiyomi Morisawa .... cel painter: Studio Killy
Noriko Moritomo .... animator
Shinji Morohashi .... animator
Kazuo Nagai .... background artist: Studio Fûga
Kyouko Naganawa .... background artist
Yoko Nagashima .... inbetween artist
Rie Nakagome .... inbetween checker
Katsutoshi Nakamura .... inbetween artist
Hiromi Namioka .... inbetween artist
Katsuo Negishi .... cel painter: IM Studio
Masahiro Neriki .... animator
Rie Niidome .... inbetween artist
Sumie Nishido .... inbetween artist
Takehiro Noda .... inbetween artist
Noriko Ogawa .... cel painter
Mayumi Ohmura .... inbetween artist
Kumiko Ohta .... inbetween artist
Kazumi Okabe .... inbetween artist
Sachiko Okada .... inbetween artist
Minako Oshiro .... cel painter
Shinji Otsuka .... animator
Kazutaka Ozaki .... inbetween artist
Ken'ichi Rokusha .... inbetween artist
Masaya Saitô .... inbetween artist
Takako Sakai .... cel painter: Trace Studio M
Naoko Sakimoto .... background artist
Shinsaku Sasaki .... inbetween artist
Nobuko Sato .... inbetween artist
Yoshiharu Sato .... animation director
Eriko Shibata .... inbetween artist
Kazuko Shibata .... inbetween artist
Michiko Shibata .... cel painter: IM Studio
Masayuki Shibuya .... inbetween artist
Ritsuko Shiina .... inbetween artist
Hiroshi Shimizu .... animator
Masako Shinohara .... animator
Kôji Shinozaki .... inbetween artist
Hisako Sueda .... inbetween artist
Yasuko Suenaga .... cel painter: IM Studio
Sachiko Sugino .... animator
Keiko Suzuki .... cel painter: Dômusha
Yasuko Tachiki .... inbetween checker
Yukari Tajima .... cel painter: IM Studio
Naomi Takahashi .... cel painter: Studio Killy
Kumi Takaya .... cel painter: Kyoto Animation
Yôji Takeshige .... background artist
Osamu Tanabe .... animator
Naoya Tanaka .... background artist
Yôko Tanida .... cel painter: IM Studio
Mika Tanifuji .... cel painter: Trace Studio M
Hitomi Tateno .... inbetween checker
Teruyo Tateyama .... cel painter
Akiko Teshima .... inbetween artist
Hiroko Tezuka .... inbetween artist
Mayumi Watabe .... cel painter: Studio Killy
Fumiko Watanabe .... cel painter: Trace Studio M
Nobuko Watanabe .... cel painter: Studio Killy
Ken'ichi Yamada .... inbetween artist
Akira Yamagawa .... background artist
Hirômi Yamakawa .... animator
Nizô Yamamoto .... background artist (as Nizou Yamamoto)
Yukari Yamaura .... inbetween artist
Hanako Yanagikawa .... inbetween artist
Natsuyo Yasuda .... animator
Ken'ichi Yoshida .... inbetween artist
Junko Yoshikawa .... cel painter
Shin'ya Ôhira .... animator
Kiyomi Ôta .... background artist
Michiko Ôta .... cel painter: Studio Killy
Atsuko Ôtani .... animator
 
Music Department
Amanda McBroom .... composer: song "Ai wa Hana - Kimi wa Sono Tane"
Yoshihiro Oikawa .... music producer: Tokuma Japan
Teruhiko Saigô .... composer: song "Hoshi no Flamenco"
Seiichiro Uno .... composer: song "Hyokkori Hyoutan-jima Ending"
Gheorghe Zamfir .... musician: "Funzulita Lemn Adus and Cintec de Nunta"
 
Other crew
Koji Aritomi .... production assistant
Penelope Glass .... legal services
Tomoki Horaguchi .... production assistant
Toshiyuki Kawabata .... production desk
Hiroshi Kawanishi .... production assistant
Yûichi Niida .... production assistant
Tomoaki Nishikiri .... production assistant
Yôko Shibata .... dialect coach
Noriko Takaya .... harmony process
Masaya Tokuyama .... advertising producer
Kara Tsiaperas .... dialect coach: pre-production
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Omohide poro poro" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements, some rude behavior and smoking
Runtime:
118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:G (Ontario) | Germany:12 | Norway:A | South Korea:All | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #49958)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was a surprise box office smash when first released in Japan; it was the highest grossing domestic film in 1991 grossing ¥1.87 billion.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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Cantec de nuntaSee more »

FAQ

What was the big deal about getting excited over a pineapple?
Why did Taeko's father slap her?
What year does this movie take place?
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76 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
A complete surprise! A real sleeper., 9 September 2001
Author: Michael Kersting from Lowestoft, England

I was lucky enough to obtain a set of "Studio Ghibli" anime films on DVD including the some of the best of Myazaki etc. These film are Japanese with English subtitles, I think a LOT would be lost in any dubbed version.

I thought I'd give this film a try first, never having heard of it...

It is one of the most amazing films I have ever seen, anime or not. It truly defines "adult anime" in the best sense of the word. I would agree with many of the comments already expressed, especially the use of animation to express the exhilaration of childhood joy.

The fact is, this film packs in so many genuinely clever, poignant and laugh out loud funny observations on adult and child life I am really surprised it is not more well known. How many films can make eating a pineapple such an utterly fascinating,touching and meaningful scene?!

This film is basically the story of a 27 year old woman (NOT a middle aged woman!) who is starting to think that life is passing her by and starts thinking of what she really wants and is important in life. She carries the memories of her childhood with her and these flash back as a parallel story to the present in an unbelievably delightful way! We truly see her (very sharply observed and funny/poignant)childhood and what made her character.

This film is so uplifting! Do be sure to catch all of the ending too! I thought it caught the best parts of My Neighbor Totoro for a 20-something audience!

Mike.

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