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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miki Imai ... Taeko (voice)
Toshirô Yanagiba ... Toshio (voice)
Yoko Honna ... Taeko (Child) (voice) (as Youko Honna)
... Tsuneko (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
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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A twenty-seven-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo.

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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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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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Trivia

The 2016 English dubbed version had it US premiere at NYC 's IFC theater on January, 1, 2016. See more »

Quotes

Taeko: The king of fruit is... the king of fruit is...
[the scene flashes from 1966 to 1989]
Taeko: ...the banana!
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Connections

Referenced in Pom Poko (1994) See more »

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Frunzulita lemn adus
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 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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