Omoide no Marnie

When Marnie Was There

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 思い出のマーニー
English: When Marnie Was There
German: Erinnerungen an Marnie
Spanish: El Recuerdo de Marnie
French: Souvenirs de Marnie
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 2014
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.061 (scored by 145758145,758 users)
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Ranked: #5052
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Popularity: #790
Members: 266,603
Favorites: 2,353

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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.

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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

Takatsuki, Sara


Arimura, Kasumi


Yasuda, Ken


Kuroki, Hitomi

Ooiwa, Setsu

Negishi, Toshie


Sugisaki, Hana



Sasaki, Yoriko

Matsushima, Nanako

Ooiwa, Kiyomasa

Terajima, Susumu

Elderly Lady

Moriyama, Ryouko


Kasamatsu, Kouji
Sound Director
Andou, Masashi
Script, Screenplay, Character Design, Animation Director, Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Fine on the Outside" by Priscilla Ahn

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 ...
Jul 17, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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.


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.


Studio Ghibli has really stepped ...

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