Only Yesterday (movie)

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Alternative title:
Los Recuerdos no se Olvidan (Spanish) 
Memórias de Ontem (Portuguese) 
Omohide Poro Poro (Japanese) 
Powrót do marzeń (Polish) 
Recuerdos del ayer (Spanish) 
Tränen der Erinnerung (German) 
Ещё вчера (Russian) 
おもひでぽろぽろ (Japanese) 
兒時的點點滴滴 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
歲月的童話 (Chinese (Hong Kong)) 
Genres: romance , slice of life 
Themes: coming of age 
Plot Summary: Taeko Okajima is a typical "office lady" in a big company in a big city. When she takes a sabbatical to the countryside in Yamagata Prefecture, the hometown of her brother-in-law, the journey recalled her memory of her 5th grade year. During her stay in Yamagata, she works hard and happily as a farmer and is surrounded by friendly relatives and villagers, bringing up more memories. Their hospitality makes her to reconsider her choice of life. 
User Ratings: 847 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 128 votes (sub:112, dub:7, raw:1, others:8
2 Spanish edited dub
2 German subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
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 Excellent: 202 votes (sub:178, dub:16, raw:2, ?:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
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 Very good: 218 votes (sub:190, dub:14, raw:2, ?:1, others:11
3 German dubbed
2 French subtitled
1 Mandarin dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Thai language dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Good: 156 votes (sub:134, dub:5, ?:1, raw:1, others:15
5 Spanish subtitled
2 Polish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Polish edited dub
1 French dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 63 votes (sub:51, dub:5, raw:2, others:5
2 German dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 So-so: 47 votes (sub:42, raw:2, dub:2, others:1
1 Mandarin edited dub
)
 Not really good: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 Weak: 13 votes (sub:12, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1241 users, rank: #855 (of 6084)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.839 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.7036, rank: #698 (of 6076)
Weighted mean: 7.791 (Very good−), rank: #652 (of 6076) (seen all: 7.80 / seen some: 7.36 / won't finish: 5.16)
Bayesian estimate: 7.787 (Very good−), rank: #478 (of 4580)
Running time: 118 minutes 
Vintage: 1991-06-27 
Premiere date:
1991-07-20 (Japan) 
2005-01-27 (USA, Special TCM TV airing) 
Release dates: We have 5
Ending Theme:
"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 
Links: We have 5
Trivia: We have 2
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DVD (Region 2)
    Only Yesterday (Sub.DVD) 2006-09-04 (from $41.62)
DVD (Region 4)
    Only Yesterday (Sub.DVD) 2006-10-11

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Isao Takahata 
Screenplay: Isao Takahata 
Storyboard: Yoshiyuki Momose 
Music: Masaru Hoshi 
Original Manga:
Hotaru Okamoto (story) 
Yuuko Tone (art) 
Character Design: Yoshifumi Kondô 
Art Director: Kazuo Oga 
Director of Photography: Hisao Shiraishi 
Executive producer: Hayao Miyazaki 
Producer:
Toru Hara 
Toshio Suzuki 

Advertising Producer: Masaya Tokuyama 
Art Assistant: Katsu Hisamura 
Assistant Director: Norihiko Sudo 
Assistant Sound Engineer: Makoto Sumiya 
Assistant Unit Director:
Kazuya Murata 
Masahito Yamamoto 
Character Color Design: Michiyo Yasuda 
Chief Executive Producer:
Ritsuo Isobe 
Yasuyoshi Tokuma 
Yoshio Sasaki 
Dialect Direction: Yoko Shibata 
Dolby Stereo Consultant: Mikio Mori 
Harmony Process: Noriko Takaya 
Ink & Paint:
Chiyomi Morisawa (Studio Killy) 
Eiko Fukuma (IM Studio) 
Fumiko Ito (Trace Studio M) 
Fumiko Watanabe (Trace Studio M) 
Hiromi Takatani (Kyoto Animation) 
Hisayo Fujiwara (IM Studio) 
Ikuyo Kimura 
Izumi Maeno (Trace Studio M) 
Junko Mizuno (Studio Killy) 
Junko Yoshikawa 
Katsuo Negishi (IM Studio) 
Keiko Goto (Studio Killy) 
Keiko Suzuki (Domusha) 
Mariko Konuma (IM Studio) 
Mayumi Watanabe (Studio Killy) 
Michiko Ota (Studio Killy) 
Michiko Shibata (IM Studio) 
Michiyo Iseda (IM Studio) 
Mihoko Eda (Kyoto Animation) 
Mika Tanifuji (Trace Studio M) 
Minako Oshiro 
Naomi Ikegaya (IM Studio) 
Naomi Takahashi (Studio Killy) 
Nobuko Watanabe (Studio Killy) 
Noriko Ogawa 
Reiko Godai (Trace Studio M) 
Takako Sakai (Trace Studio M) 
Teruyo Tateyama 
Yasuko Furuhashi (Domusha) 
Yasuko Suenaga (IM Studio) 
Yoko Tanida (IM Studio) 
Yukari Tajima (IM Studio) 
Yuki Hisada 
Yukiko Itou (Trace Studio M) 
Yuriko Katayama 
Insert Song Performance:
Arihiro Fujimura ("Kokekokko no Uta") 
Chieko Baisho ("Sayonara wa Dance no Ato ni") 
Harumi Miyako ("Suki ni Natta Hito") 
Hitoshi Ueki ("Damatte Ore ni Tsuite Koi") 
Kazuo Kumakura ("Poor Boy") 
Sachiko Nishida ("Tokyo Blues") 
The Wild Ones ("Omoide no Nagisa") 
YMO ("Raideen") 
Yoko Maekawa ("Hyokkori Hyoutan-jima") 
Music Production: Yoshihiro Oikawa 
Production Committee:
Akira Kaneko (Tokuma Shoten) 
Atsushi Miura (Tokuma Shoten) 
Hiromi Hoshino (Tokuma Shoten) 
Hiroshi Morie (Hakuhodo) 
Hiroyuki Kato (Tokuma Shoten) 
Kazuo Watanabe (Hakuhodo) 
Michio Yokoo (Tokuma Shoten) 
Minoru Tadokoro (Tokuma Shoten) 
Nobuko Suzuki (Hakuhodo) 
Seiji Okuda (NTV) 
Takeo Mutai (NTV) 
Unkou Tanaka (Hakuhodo) 
Yasuharu Urushido (NTV) 
Yasuhiro Nousei (NTV) 
Yuuko Zaizen (NTV) 
Production Desk: Toshiyuki Kawabata 
Production manager: Nozomu Takahashi 
Recording Production: Kei Mayama 
Sound Mixing: Shuji Inoue 
Sound Recording: Naoko Asari 
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji 
Theme Song Arrangement: Masaru Hoshi (ED) 
Theme Song Composition:
Amanda McBroom (ED, originally "The Rose") 
Katsu Hoshi (OP) 
Theme Song Lyrics: Isao Takahata (ED) 
Theme Song Performance: Harumi Miyako (ED) 
Visual Design: Yoshiyuki Momose 
Miki Imai as Taeko Okajima(adult) 
Toshiro Yanagiba as Toshio 
Youko Honna as Taeko Okajima(5th grade) 

Masahiro Itou as Taeko's Father 
Michie Terada as Taeko's Mother 
Yorie Yamashita as Nanako Okajima 

Chie Kitagawa as Taeko's Grandmother 
Hirozumi Satoh as Abe-kun 
Kouji Gotou as Kazuo 
Masako Watanabe as Naoko 
Masashi Ishikawa as Suu 
Mayumi Iizuka as Tsuneko Tani(debut) 
Megumi Komine as Toko 
Mei Oshitani as Aiko 
Sachiko Ishikawa as Kiyoko 
Shin Itou as Baccha 
Takako Sendou as Toshio's Mother 
Yoshihiro Furubayashi as Train station employee 
Yukiyo Takizawa as Rie 
Yuuki Masuda as Hirota 
Yuuki Minowa as Yaeko 

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio Ghibli 
Backgrounds: Studio Fuga 
Development: Tokyo Laboratory 
Music Production: Tokuma Japan 
Photography: Studio Cosmos 
Production Studio: Studio Ghibli 
Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center 
Sound Production: Omnibus Promotion 
Technical Cooperation:
Duplo System 
MURAO 
Stac 
Taiyo Shikisai 
English companies
English staff
Broadcaster: Turner Classic Movies 
Distributor:
GKids (USA) 
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
Optimum Releasing (UK) 
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network 
Subtitles:
Aura 
Nippon Cine Arts 
English cast
(none)
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Jin-Eung Im as Toshio 
Seon-Hui Mun as Taeko Okajima(5th grade)  (adult) 

Mun-Ja Choi as Taeko's Mother 
Ok-Ju Jeong as Nanako Okajima 

Su-Gyeong O as Yaeko 
Korean companies
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Azucena Martinez as Taeko Okajima 
Carmen Podio as Taeko Okajima(Spain dub) 
Héctor Rocha as Toshio 
Ricardo Escobar as Toshio(Spain dub) 

Carlos Becerril as Taeko's father 
María del Mar Jorcano as Taeko's Mother(Spain dub) 
Marisol Castro as Nanako Okajima 
Patricia Mainou as Taeko's mother 
Víctor Martínez as Taeko's Father(Spain dub) 
Yolanda Mateos as Nanako Okajima(Spain dub) 

Adrián Viador as Shuji Hirota(Spain dub) 
Betzabe Jara as Naoko 
Carlos Becerril as Narration 
Christine Byrd as Yaeko Okajima 
Clemen Larumbe as Taeko's grandmother 
Desiree Sandoval as Rie 
Emilio Treviño as Shuji Hirota 
Gabriel Ortiz as Suzuki 
Inés Blázquez as
Naoko(Spain dub) 
Oma(Spain dub) 
María Blanco as Tsuneko Tani(Spain dub) 
Marisol Castro as Oma 
Mayte Torres as
Kiyoko(Spain dub) 
Taeko's Grandmother(Spain dub) 
Milagros Fernández as Toko(Spain dub) 
Mildred Barrera as Tsuneko Tani 
Miriam Valencia as Aiko(Spain dub) 
Nacho Aramburu as Kazuo(Spain dub) 
Patricia Mainou as
Nurse 
Peasant 
Teacher 
Pilar Gentil as Toshio's Mother(Spain dub) 
Sara Polo as Yaeko Okajima(Spain dub) 
Sara Vivas as Suzuki(Spain dub) 
Silvia Sarmentera as Rie(Spain dub) 
Xochitl Ugarte as Aiko 

Blanca Rada(Spain dub) 
Carmen Cervantes(Spain dub) 
Elena Palacios(Spain dub) 
Javier Balas(Spain dub) 
Milagros Fernández(Spain dub) 
Miriam Valencia(Spain dub) 
Sandra Jara(Spain dub) 
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Elefante Films 
DVD Distribution: Zima Entertainment (Mexico) 
German staff
German cast
(none)
Angela Wiederhut as Taeko Okajima 
Dirk Meyer as Student 
Geraldine Haacke as Toko 
Lara Wurmer as Taeko Okajima [Kind] 
Luna Ragheb as Aiko 
Melina Borcherding as Tsuneko Tani 
Patrick Schröder as Toshio 
Ruth Küllenberg as Taekos Großmutter 
Susanne von Medvey as Taekos Mutter 
Thomas Rauscher as Taekos Vater 
German companies
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Distributor: Monolith Films 
Polish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Distributor: Deltamac Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
Chinese (Hong Kong) staff
Chinese (Hong Kong) companies
(none)
Chinese (Hong Kong) cast
(none)
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