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English Title: Only Yesterday

Omohide Poro Poro (Only Yesterday, Memories of Teardrops) (1991) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Omohide Poro Poro

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>Studio Ghibli, Hakuhodo Inc., Nippon Television Network Corporation, Tokuma Shoten
  • Studio Ghibli, Hakuhodo Inc., Nippon Television Network Corporation, Tokuma Shoten
  • Animated Characters: Taeko OkajimÔ, Toshio, Taeko's Father, Taeko's Mother, Nanako Okajima, Abe-kun, Kazuo, Naoko, Suu, Tsuneko Tani, Toko, Aiko, Kiyoko, Baccha, Toshio's Mother, Rie, Hirota, Yaeko.
  • Originally Released in 1991.
  • Running Time: 119 minutes.
  • Color
  • Japan  Japan

Alternate Titles:


Alternate Titles: "おもひでぽろぽろ," "Omohide Poroporo," "Omoide Poroporo."

English Titles: "Only Yesterday," "Memories of Teardrops," "Memories of Yesterday," "Tearful Thoughts," "Memories Like Falling Teardrops," "Memories Like Falling Rain Drops."

Cartoon Production Information:


This film was never released in North America in any format until it was screened at Vancouver's Pacific Cinematheque on December 29, 2012 as part of a Studio Ghibli retrospective.

"The Anime Encyclopedia" speculates that a United States release is possible due to a deal between Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli. Designer Yoshiharu Sato was a member of the team involved in Disney's "The Tigger Movie" (2000).

Based on Hotaru Okamoto and Yuko Tone's original 1987 story, which was serialized in "Myojo" weekly.

The framing device of a middle-aged office lady in 1984 was devised by director-writer Isao Takahata specifically for the film; originally, the story concentrated on the misadventures of Taeko as a 10-year-old.


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It is a superb love story, where we can both learn a lot about Japan, and not only on Tokyo !!
A lot of countryside scenes, a lot of emotion.
Some scenes are so beautiful you could even ask your self if it is not filmed, but it always keep...  (read more)

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