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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Only Yesterday  »

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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

In the 2016 English dubbed version, Daisy Ridley and Alison Fernandez, who voice the older and younger Taeko , both were not born at the time of the film's original 1991 Japanese release. While co-star Dev Patel, who voices Toshio was only 1 year old. 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

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 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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Takahata's best movie?
1 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is the question to be asked, even for the fans (like me) of "grave of the fireflies". Compared to all the other ghibli movies, this real masterwork has been unfairly unrecognized. Forget about the anime you watched so far, it's completely different, more adult, more realistic, more... life-like. No big eyes (well, the flashback are somehow "very 60's", but that's the purpose!), no screams, no ultrasonic voices; just characters treated as they were true actors. For example the pineapple scene or the mathematics exercise scene are the most incredible daily life pictures i've ever seen! And the final credits will have you wipe some tears... Watch it and make your friends watch it too. Don't be surprised by its length. It's fun, sad, real, touching, moving whatever you want... I still dream it will be released abroad, one day... who knows? Talk about it around you and maybe this could happen. Takahata definitely deserves it!


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