Only Yesterday (movie)

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Alternative title:
Los Recuerdos no se Olvidan (Spanish)
Memórias de Ontem (Portuguese)
Omohide Poro Poro (Japanese)
Pioggia di ricordi (Italian)
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))
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: 902 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 138 votes (sub:120, dub:8, raw:1, others:9
2 Spanish edited dub
2 Spanish subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 211 votes (sub:180, dub:21, raw:2, ?:1, others:7
2 German dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian edited dub
1 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 231 votes (sub:198, dub:17, raw:2, ?:1, others:13
3 Italian subtitled
3 German dubbed
2 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Mandarin dubbed
1 Thai language dubbed
)
 Good: 170 votes (sub:141, dub:11, raw:1, ?:1, others:16
6 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: 67 votes (sub:55, dub:5, raw:2, others:5
2 German dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 50 votes (sub:45, dub:2, raw:2, others:1
1 Mandarin edited dub
)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:9, dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:13, 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 1330 users, rank: #863 (of 6769)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.837 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6988, rank: #756 (of 6780)
Weighted mean: 7.790 (Very good−), rank: #707 (of 6780) (seen all: 7.80 / seen some: 7.36 / won't finish: 5.16)
Bayesian estimate: 7.786 (Very good−), rank: #516 (of 5102)
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 4
Review:
Only Yesterday (Dub) (Feb 24, 2016)
News: Show:
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Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Only Yesterday [AU] (Blu-Ray) 2016-09-07
    Only Yesterday [UK] (Blu-Ray + DVD) 2016-08-15
Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Only Yesterday (BD+DVD) 2016-07-05 (from $19.96)
DVD (Region 1)
    Only Yesterday (DVD) 2016-07-05 (from $17.96)
DVD (Region 2)
    Only Yesterday (DVD) 2016-08-15
    Only Yesterday (Sub.DVD) 2006-09-04 (from $40.79)
DVD (Region 4)
    Only Yesterday (DVD) 2016-09-07
    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 Kondō
Art Director: Kazuo Oga
Director of Photography: Hisao Shiraishi
Executive producer: Hayao Miyazaki
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
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
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
Yuuki Masuda as Hirota
Yuuki Minowa as Yaeko

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Screenplay: David Freedman
Post-Production Supervision: James Lafferty
Producer.: Geoffrey Wexler
Production manager: Laura Lopez
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Ettel
Recording Assistant: Caitlyn Massey
Scratch Assembly: John Sutherland
Talent Coordination:
Anna Alverio
Sierra Leoni
Voice Direction: Jamie Simone
Alison Fernandez as Taeko Okajima (5th grade)
Daisy Ridley as Taeko Okajima (adult)
Dev Patel as Toshio

Grey Griffin as Taeko's Mother
Laura Bailey as Nanako Okajima
Matt King as Taeko's Father (as Matthew Yang King)

Ashley Eckstein as Yaeko Okajima
Ava Acres as Toko
Gianella Thielmann as Shuji Hirota
Hope Levy as Tsuneko Tani
Jaden Betts as Suzuki
Matt King as Kazuo (as Matthew Yang King)
Mona Marshall as Taeko's Grandmother
Nika Futterman as Granny
Stephanie Sheh as Aiko
Sumalee Montano as Kiyoko
Tara Strong as Naoko

English companies
Broadcaster: Turner Classic Movies
Distributor:
GKids (USA)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Universal Studios (USA)
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Recording Studio: STUDIOPOLIS, Inc.
Korean cast
Korean staff
(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
Celia Ballester as Taeko's Grandmother (Spain dub)
Celia de Diego as Rie (Spain dub)
Christine Byrd as Yaeko Okajima
Clemen Larumbe as Taeko's grandmother
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)
Mayte Torres as Kiyoko (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
Abe (Spain dub)
Suzuki (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
Broadcaster:
Canal CinemaPlus (Latin America)
Cinema + (Colombia)
HBO (Latin America)
HBO Latin America
Señal Colombia (Colombia)
Dubbing Studio: Soundub (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Zima Entertainment (Mexico)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Translation: Elisa Nardoni

Dialogues: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Dubbing Assistant: Antonella Bartolomei
Dubbing Sound: Fabrizio Salustri
Sound Mixing: Andrea Pochini
Chiara Fabiano as Taeko Okajima (giovane)
Domitilla D'Amico as Taeko Okajima
Gianfranco Miranda as Toshio

Antonio Palumbo as Padre di Taeko
Arturo Valli as Abe
Barbara De Bortoli as Nanako
Graziella Polesinanti as Nonna di Taeko
Luna Iansante as Tsuneko Tani
Riccardo Suarez as Hirota
Roberta Pellini as Madre di Taeko
Sergio Lucchetti as Kazuo

Agnese Marteddu as Toko
Alessandra Chiari as Kiyoko
Chiara Meloni as Aiko
Daniele De Ambrosis as Tonomura
Doriana Chierici as Nonnetta
Emanuela Ionica as Naoko
Gianluca Solombrino as Don Gabacho
Laura Cosenza as Kid
Lavinia Lozi as Kobayashi
Leonardo Della Bianca as Capoclasse
Luca De Ambrosis as Nakayama
Ludovico Versino as Maestro
Mattia Fabiano as Suzuki
Nicola Braile as Principale
Patrizia Bracaglia as Maestra
Raffaele Carpentieri as Studente
Silvio Anselmo as Anziano
Stefano Alessandroni as Shinbara Jirou

Italian companies
Distributor: Lucky Red
German staff
German cast
(none)
Angela Wiederhut as Taeko Okajima
Dirk Meyer as Student
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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