Omohide poro poro (Only Yesterday)
Omohide poro poro (Only Yesterday) (1991)

Legendary animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata team up to create this nostalgic animated work aimed at adult women, based on a manga by Yuko Tone and Kei Okamoto. The film centers on Taeko, a 27-year-old office worker who is sick of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1991
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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Clunky thematic exposition isn't enough to break an otherwise lovely film

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One thing is for sure, there won't be a dry eye in the house...

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Moves with barely a ripple along a woman's memories of her girlhood in 1966. Here, as love blossoms (blooming in one of cinema's most touching end-credit sequences), the environment's imbued with memories of families and workers.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The most singularly mature, adult-oriented of all Ghibli's theatrical features... a cinematic masterpiece of the first order.

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Only Yesterday is a nostalgia-tinged, gloriously-detailed animation for adults and older children that doesnt shy away from real and universal issues like love, regret and the pains of growing up.

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Shane Burridge

How many other animated films are you likely to see that would spend screen time watching characters eat a pineapple?

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Christopher Heim
'Grave of the Fireflies' Isao Takahata's second Ghibli feature is very different from the usual magical world, talking animals, and playful… More
Marcus Woolcott
Having been bowled over by Grave Of The Fireflies, I was looking forward to this, and it really didn't work for me. It's not bad, but there is such a… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
A cultured and sophisticated Japanese animation by Isao Takahata for adults, Only Yesterday passionately reminisces adolescence that gradually motivated a… More
Ivan Descartin
"Only Yesterday" is an animated film unlike any other, there were no exaggerated characters or unbelievable storylines, here, we are asked to observe… More
Dead Angel
One thing I liked a lot about this movie is it's not similar with other movies of Studio Ghibli. Glad to see a different story. Now this is one of those… More

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