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Only Yesterday(Movie, 1991)

Original title: "おもひでぽろぽろ" (Japanese/JA)
1h 58min | Genres: Animation, Drama, Romance / Love
Only YesterdayRating: 3.7/5 (with 339339 votes)
Only Yesterday (Japanese: おもひでぽろぽろ, Hepburn: Omoide Poro Poro, "Memories Come Tumbling Down") is a 1991 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata, based on the 1982 manga of the same title by Hotaru Okamoto and Yuko Tone. It was animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network and Hakuhodo, and distributed by Toho. It was released on July 20, 1991. The ending theme song "Ai wa Hana, Kimi wa sono Tane" (愛は花、君はその種子, "Love is a flower, you are the seed") is a Japanese translation of Amanda McBroom's composition "The Rose". Only Yesterday explores a genre traditionally thought to be outside the realm of animated subjects: a realistic drama written for adults, particularly women. The film was a surprise box office success, attracting a large adult audience and becoming the highest-grossing Japanese film of 1991 in the country. It has also been well received by critics outside of Japan - it has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. To celebrate the film's 25th anniversary, GKIDS released the film for the first time in an English-language format on February 26, 2016, featuring the voices of Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, A... ()
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About Only Yesterday

It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, where she begins to reconnect to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.


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Trailer for Only Yesterday + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Only Yesterday - Official Trailer(Trailer, 0:49)

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Production country: Japan
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 24 languages: Arabic (AR), Catalan (CA), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/20/1991
Voice Actor: Michie Terada, Miki Imai, Yorie Yamashita, Toshirō Yanagiba, Yōko Honna, Mayumi Iizuka, Yūki Masuda, Masahiro Itō, Mei Oshitani, Hirozumi Satō
Director: Isao Takahata
Producer: Toshio Suzuki, Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Ritsuo Isobe, Yoshio Sasaki
Screenwriter: Isao Takahata
Executive Producer: Hayao Miyazaki
Film Editor: Takeshi Seyama
Composer: Katsu Hoshi
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Minnesdroppar"
"Memories Of Teardrops"
"Pioggia di ricordi"
"Omoide Poro Poro"
"Memories of Yesterday"
Revenue: 473,110 USD

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1988 My Neighbor Totoro ("となりのトトロ")
1989 Kiki's Delivery Service ("魔女の宅急便")
1991 Only Yesterday
1992 Porco Rosso ("紅の豚")
1994 Pom Poko ("平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ")
1997 Princess Mononoke ("もののけ姫")
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas ("ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん")
2001 Spirited Away ("千と千尋の神隠し")
2004 Howl's Moving Castle ("ハウルの動く城")
2008 Ponyo ("崖の上のポニョ")
2010 The Secret World of Arrietty ("借りぐらしのアリエッティ")
2011 From Up on Poppy Hill ("コクリコ坂から")
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