Only Yesterday (おもひでぽろぽろ Omoide Poro Poro, lit. Memories Come Tumbling Down) is a 1991 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata, based on the manga of the same title by Hotaru Okamoto and Yuko Tone. The film was produced by Toshio Suzuki and animated by Studio Ghibli. It was released on July 20, 1991 in Japan.
One of the only Studio Ghibli films not originally dubbed into English, it would finally be released in English by GKIDS, in celebration of the film's 25th Anniversary, on February 26, 2016, featuring voices from Star Wars actors Daisy Ridley & Ashley Eckstein and Academy Award nominee Dev Patel.
|Taeko Okajima||Miki Imai (adult)||Daisy Ridley|
|Yōko Honna (young)||Alison Fernandez|
|Toshio||Toshirō Yanagiba||Dev Patel|
|Naoko||Masako Watanabe||Tara Strong|
|Taeko's Mother||Michie Terada||Grey DeLisle|
|Takeo's Father||Masahiro Itō||Matthew Yang King|
|Taeko's Grandmother||Chie Kitagawa||Mona Marshall|
|Nanako Okajima||Yorie Yamashita||Laura Bailey|
|Yaeko Okajima||Yuki Minowa||Ashley Eckstein|
|Tsuneko Tani||Mayumi Iizuka||Hope Levy|
|Suzuki||Masashi Ishikawa||Jaden Betts|
|Shuji Hirota||Yūki Masuda||Gianella Thielman|
|Rie||Yukiyo Takizawa||Madeleine Rose Yen|
|Aiko||Mei Oshitani||Stephanie Sheh|
|Toko||Megumi Komine||Ava Acres|
|Abe||Hirozumi Satō||Jacob Guenther|
|Kazuo||Kōji Goto||Matthew Yang King|
|Kiyoko||Sachiko Ishikawa||Sumalee Montano|
|Granny||Shin Itō||Nika Futterman|
- The film was previously owned by the Walt Disney Company as part of its deal with Studio Ghibli to distribute a majority of their films. The Disney executives later decided that they could not release the film on DVD or any format. Their stated reason was because the film contained references to menstruation. As listed in a clause in Ghibli's distribution contract it prohibited Disney from altering the scene or removing the references.
- Only Yesterday, and Grave of the Fireflies were the only Ghibli films made during Disney's contract that they did not dub/redub (though the latter due to rights issues). Though a subtitled version of the film was aired on Turner Classic Movies in January 2006, as part of the channel's month-long salute to Miyazaki and Ghibli.