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New Studio Ghibli Animated Movie 'Omoide no Marnie' Announced

by tsubasalover
Dec 12, 2013 2:24 AM | 60 Comments
It has been announced that the next Studio Ghibli animated movie is to be called "Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There)," which will be released Summer 2014. It is based on Joan G. Robinson's classic novel When Marnie Was There and is about an introverted girl named Anna who is adopted by an old couple living near the seashore. Anna meets a girl named Marnie whose existence is not known to anyone in the village where she lives. They hang out together until one day when Marnie doesn't appear as promised. The setting will be changed to Japan in the movie.

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi ("Karigurashi no Arrietty")
Script: Keiko Niwa, Masashi Andou, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu

Official site:

Source: Eiga, Mynavi

Omoide no Marnie on MAL

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Seems pretty interesting. Will give it a watch when it comes.

Jan 4, 2014 6:28 AM by Octochan

As most have said, this sounds like a very Ghibli-ish movie. I've always watched every movie that came out from Ghibli except Miyazaki's last work which I have yet to watch.

Will be looking forward to this!

Jan 4, 2014 5:26 AM by zematerid

I really like Studio Ghibli. I'll definitely be looking forward.

Jan 4, 2014 4:40 AM by Inagaki

Arrietty was also without Miyazaki. And for that matter without Hisaishi for the music.

Nothing wrong with the movie.

Jan 2, 2014 7:17 AM by vopi

How will Ghibli manage this without Miyazaki?

Jan 1, 2014 11:32 PM by Grouchio

zetsu_shoren said:
Ghibli is the only True Saviour.

Dec 27, 2013 12:18 PM by AmberFebruary

This is like Ghibli meets WMT. I am impress.

Dec 14, 2013 10:18 PM by Doaj

Tengai said:
I am still going to watch this even if it wasn't made by Studio Ghibli.

I still haven't watched any Ghibli anime movies but I think that they're great ^_^

I'm gonna watch some Ghibli movies soon :3

How about you post your "opinion" AFTER you actually have information that validate your opinion in any way? Or even help you to form an opinion first.

Dec 14, 2013 4:43 AM by Nidhoeggr

I am still going to watch this even if it wasn't made by Studio Ghibli.

I still haven't watched any Ghibli anime movies but I think that they're great ^_^

I'm gonna watch some Ghibli movies soon :3

Dec 14, 2013 4:11 AM by Tengai

xchee said:
You had me at Ghibli.

I always look forward to movies by them. I wish another one would win an Oscar like Spirited Away did.

Dec 14, 2013 12:02 AM by soulless4now

Very cool - I will definitely watch it.

Dec 13, 2013 6:12 PM by inzaratha

Sounds really interesting. Will definitely watch.

Dec 13, 2013 1:25 PM by removed-user

sounds like another promising win to me

Dec 13, 2013 8:53 AM by Mr_Gutts

xchee said:
You had me at Ghibli.

haha same..

besides judging by the picture here on mal if they make it to look like old style animation i'll be very pleased.. :p

Dec 13, 2013 8:44 AM by deaddeanders

Yay another studio ghibli film cant wait :D:D:3

Dec 13, 2013 4:35 AM by WhiteJoker

I even have not watched Kaze no Tachinu ... T^T
is it no Hayao Miyazaki ? but I think I will still put this on my watching plan..

Dec 13, 2013 2:33 AM by Jim_Heart

Me likey, should be another solid movie from Ghibli.

Dec 13, 2013 1:46 AM by Decimate

Nidhoeggr said:
That's a good base for a movie. Anyway, it's Ghibli which means instant watch.

This, pretty much.

Dec 13, 2013 1:40 AM by sushiisawesome

Freshie said:
So i'm the only one who mildly facepalmed at the fact the location is being changed to Japan?

This is nothing new. Arrietty's setting was also changed to Japan.

Dec 12, 2013 10:40 PM by arsonal

I'm excited :-)

Dec 12, 2013 8:46 PM by einonymous

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