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Omoide no Marnie


Alternative Titles

English: When Marnie Was There
Japanese: 思い出のマーニー

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 2014
Licensors: GKids
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.381 (scored by 20,419 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1185
Members: 41,092
Favorites: 369
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Suffering from frequent asthma attacks, young Anna Sasaki is quiet, unsociable, and isolated from her peers, causing her foster parent endless worry. Upon recommendation by the doctor, Anna is sent to the countryside, in hope that the cleaner air and more relaxing lifestyle will improve her health and help clear her mind. Engaging in her passion for sketching, Anna spends her summer days living with her aunt and uncle in a small town near the sea.

One day while wandering outside, Anna discovers an abandoned mansion known as the Marsh House. However, she soon finds that the residence isn't as vacant as it appears to be, running into a mysterious girl named Marnie. Marnie's bubbly demeanor slowly begins to draw Anna out of her shell as she returns night after night to meet with her new friend. But it seems there is more to the strange girl than meets the eye—as her time in the town nears its end, Anna begins to discover the truth behind the walls of the Marsh House.

Omoide no Marnie tells the touching story of a young girl's journey through self-discovery and friendship, and the summer that she will remember for the rest of her life.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Omoide no Marnie is based on Joan G. Robinson's English children's novel classic When Marnie Was There.

The movie was nominated for Animation of the Year at the 38th Japan Academy Prize Awards and Best Animated Feature Film at the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2015. The movie won an award for Best Animated Feature Film at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival in 2015. Other nominations include Best Animated Feature (Independent) at the 43rd Annual Annie Awards and Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.

Characters & Voice Actors

Sasaki, Anna
Sasaki, Anna
Main
Takatsuki, Sara
Japanese
Takatsuki, Sara
Marnie
Marnie
Main
Arimura, Kasumi
Japanese
Arimura, Kasumi
Toichi
Toichi
Supporting
Yasuda, Ken
Japanese
Yasuda, Ken
Hisako
Hisako
Supporting
Kuroki, Hitomi
Japanese
Kuroki, Hitomi

Staff

Nishimura, Yoshiaki
Nishimura, Yoshiaki
Producer
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Director, Script
Kasamatsu, Kouji
Kasamatsu, Kouji
Sound Director
Andou, Masashi
Andou, Masashi
Script, Animation Director, Character Design, Screenplay


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More reviewsReviews

Deathspike
Feb 23, 2015
Ah, When Marnie Was There, or Omoide no Marnie, was an absolutely beautiful movie that hopefully will not be the last one produced by the famous Studio Ghibli. I've had the pleasure of being able to attend the first screening outside of Japan in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the 31st of January 2015. Since there hasn't been a review until now, and the soundtrack has been looping on my headphones for nearly a month, I believe it is time for me to step up and write the first (and my first) review on MyAnimeList. Hopefully, without any kind of spoiler (but, I will correct a read more
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SanaeK10
Jul 17, 2015
This review contains minor spoilers.

Ghibli's final film is not easy to give a finalized opinion on. After thinking about this matter for a long while, I ultimately decide to award an Average grade to it.

If you want me to give a completely spoiler free verdict on whether or not to give this film a watch, I'd say if you're into a slow relaxing film, this may satisfy you. Otherwise you can give this one a pass.

It's funny, the film has a good middle bit and a very strong climax that, regrettably, is weakened by a very weak beginning and a mediocre and redundant ending that read more
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adrianojones
May 11, 2015
Preface: When Marnie Was There is an adaptation of a classic novel bearing the same name by Joan G. Robinson. The differences between the film and the novel are minor, but I highly recommend both nonetheless.

Young Anna finds herself sojourning in the countryside with her family in the hopes of relieving her troubled mind and body, where she then begins to experience visions of a blonde-haired girl residing in the local and desolate Marsh House. Her first encounter with who turns out to be the beautiful and mysterious Marnie occurs beneath a calm sky adorned with shimmering stars; the two become immediate friends, and read more
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sendrillon
Mar 23, 2015
Studio Ghibli has done it again.
When Marnie Was there (Omoide no Marnie) really blew itself out of the water with its art quality, story line and character development. I created an account on MAL JUST to review this movie. If you're looking for an emotional treat with that sprinkle of mystery, look no further.

Story:

The plot is built so that you're left feeling satisfied and wanting more. As with many Ghibli animations, it does have a sort of realistic underlining to it. It's generally a movie about family and the irreplaceable bond we have with them so it really touches home.

Art:

Studio Ghibli has really stepped read more
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