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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)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The ending theme song "Ai ha Hana, Kimi ha Sono Tane" is a translated version of "The Rose," written and composed by Amanda McBroom and performed by Bette Midler in The Rose (1979). 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

Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Only Yesterday (2012) 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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Growing out of growing up
12 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

We've all seen those "coming of age" movies that transition the protagonist from childhood into puberty, and there's heaps of "discover your inner child" movies to put some fun in your life or life in your fun or whatever -- Only Yesterday is a rarity: Unsure and a little lost in her urban complacency, Taeko finds she must step beyond her inner-child shadow before she can grow up and move on with her life.

Only Yesterday isn't about grade-five, it's about being 27 by way of grade-five. It's a story about stepping out of our childhood, like the way we finally, and graciously, say goodbye to a worn-out favourite pair of shoes, or when, once we get to our destination, we can thank a particularly helpful bus driver and disembark.

Ugh, that's not much of a review, is it. Fortunately, Takahata says it all ten thousand times better than this :)


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