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Omoide no Mânî (2014)

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Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant preteen girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Takatsuki ... Anna Sasaki (voice)
Kasumi Arimura ... Marnie (voice)
... Yoriko Sasaki (voice)
Susumu Terajima ... Kiyomasa Oiwa (voice)
Toshie Negishi ... Setsu Oiwa (voice)
Ryôko Moriyama ... Elderly Lady (voice)
Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Nanny (voice)
Hitomi Kuroki ... Hisako (voice)
Yûko Kaida ... Marnie's Mother (voice)
Hiroyuki Morisaki ... Art Teacher (voice)
Takuma Otoo ... Neighborhood Association Officer (voice)
... Sayaka (voice)
... Marnie's Father (voice)
... Toichi (voice)
... Dr. Yamashita (voice)
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A 12-year-old girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with long, flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect. Written by David On

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Promise we'll remain a secret, forever.


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Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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19 July 2014 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

When Marnie Was There  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$40,282, 29 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$765,127

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,152,556
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In Spain was released in 46 theaters, in dubbed version / subtitled version (15 theaters). See more »

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References Castle in the Sky (1986) See more »

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Atashi-tachi mo Odorimashou!
Written by Takatsugu Muramatsu
Performed by Kasumi Arimura
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Possibly the last Ghibli film, still a strong effort
6 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

"When Marnie was There" is about a lonely girl named Anna who stays with her Aunt and Uncle in the countryside for heath reasons and while there she strikes a friendship with Marnie, an unusual girl who lives in an old mansion by the lake.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi's second film as a director, following "The Secret World of Arietty" is a wonderful tale about adolescence and growing up. The film has beautiful animation and a style that departs from Miyazaki's films - being more grounded in reality, but still having moments of magical realism whenever the two girls meet.

Pacing can seem slow and sedate at times, especially for the first forty minutes when not much seems to be happening in terms of plot, but if you see it through to the end, everything comes together nicely in this mysterious and sometimes emotional story.

Studio Ghibli have said that "Marnie" might be their last picture, or at least their last feature film - which is a bit sad because the company has consistently made excellent animations throughout the years - Miyazaki or otherwise. I hope they do return with more films in future, developing a new generation of talent and keeping traditional animation alive.


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