Only Yesterday (omohide poro poro) is a romance animé from 1991 and directed by Isao Takahata. The film was released on 20 July 1991. This film when her dreams when she is child.



Taeko is 27, unmarried and has lived her whole life in Tokyo, currently holding a position with a company there. She decides to take a 10 day vacation to visit her elder sister's in-laws at their rural countryside farm to help with the safflower harvest and get away from city life. She has stayed with this family before, and while conversing about the trip the night.

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English Dub


Young Taeko's Classmates
Taeko's Family in Tokyo
Taeko's Relatives in Yamagata

Additional Voice Cast



  • 20 July 1991 Movie theater
  • 1 January 1997 Original VHS release
  • 1999 American VHS release
  • 2003 Newer DVD release
  • 2006 DVD release by Optinum
  • 4 September 2015 Swedish Movie theater
  • 1 January 2016 American DVD release

English Dub

On January 1, 2016, an English version was released by GKIDS at the IFC Center in New York, and expanded to other theaters nationwide starting February 26.