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Only Yesterday (1991)

Omohide poro poro (original title)
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A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.

Director:

Isao Takahata

Writers:

Hotaru Okamoto (manga), Yuuko Tone (manga) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Hungarian

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Only Yesterday See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,004, 8 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$453,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,407,939
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on a manga series of comic vignettes of a small girl. The scenes in the film portraying Taeko as an adult were created by writer-director Isao Takahata. The adult scenes gave the entire film a plot and connected the original vignettes as recollections of her childhood, making it a cohesive whole. 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

Referenced in Pom Poko (1994) 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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A work of art
4 May 2005 | by aulus7See all my reviews

This is a very gentle and beautiful film, which could have been done as a 'normal' film with live actors, but it wouldn't have worked one-tenth as well; somehow doing it as an animation allows us to explore the characters much better.

It tells the story of Taeko, a 27 year old Tokyo office worker who goes to spend a few days in the countryside. She is at a stage where she is starting to question her life, and is haunted by memories of her 10th year.

One thing that stands out is that there is no great drama, the pace of the film is almost humdrum, the whole emphasis is on the development of the characters: this of course means that it will not be to everyone's taste.


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