Only Yesterday

Omoide Poroporo

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Omoide Poroporo is the story of Taeko Okajima, a twenty-something woman currently working as an office lady for a large company in Tokyo. She decides to a take a break from her life in the big city, and takes a trip out to the countryside to visit her brother-in-law. During her time there, she will have a completely different experience, becoming intimately familiar with the hard work of a farmer while spending time with friendly villagers and family members. This atmosphere will bring back nostalgic memories. She will begin to remember once more her life as a child: puppy love, the awkward stages of adolescence, and the challenges of dealing with boys and math class. The time spent away from the everyday grind will make Taeko question the path she has chosen.

User Rating: 4.5 ( 1 votes)


English: Only Yesterday
Japanese: おもひでぽろぽろ
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 1991
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Romance
Duration: 1 hr 58 min
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Isao Takahata – Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Screenplay
Yoshiyuki Momose – Storyboard
Masaru Hoshi – Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Masashi Andou – In-Between Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Teremtés” by Muzsikás
ED1: “Ai wa Hana, Kimi wa Sono Tane (愛は花、君はその種子; Love Is a Flower, You Are the Seed)” by Harumi Miyako


An incredibly upfront take on the strange and perhaps intense world of both Japan and growing up a girl in Japanese society. Thoughtful.


Wonderful. Got me thinking fondly about my future and my past.


A really lovely retrospective on a woman’s coming of age and her continued growth. A slow relaxing watch. Don’t expect much excitement.


A powerful testament to the power and influence our childhoods can have on us. Nothing truly ever goes away, for better and for worse.


An introspective look at a character’s past and how it informs her present. A personable, engaging tale that has a really positive message.


An arthouse classic. Takahata’s control of aesthetic and tone to contrast Taeko’s childhood and adult life is excellent. Slow but poignant.


This movie is basically as SOL as you can get. Adjust your expectations accordingly as I would describe it as “OK but pretty boring.”



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