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Omoide no Mânî (2014)

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Omoide no Mânî is a movie starring Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, and Nanako Matsushima. 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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'Sheeta' from 'Laputa, Castle in the Sky' makes a cameo appearance behind Anna and Nobuko during the light party. See more »

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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Fine on the Outside
Written and Performed by Priscilla Ahn
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A Heartwarming Thank You.
22 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Following Miyazaki's retirement, the pressure was heavy on Director Yonebayashi as the next successor of Ghibli Studio. But in the Japanese multimedia, it was stated by the Former Director Miyazaki and Producer Suzuki that the future successor was finally decided after watching Yonebayashi's first solo directed movie "When Marnie Was There (2014)". Was this really the case? My answer - Yes.

This movie is unique in a sense that the story revolves around two female protagonists "Anna" and "Marnie"; although it does remind us a hint of the nostalgic movie "My Neighbour Totoro" which starred "Satsuki" and "May", their relationship is far more complex. As the story progresses, their relationship becomes more clear and vivid to the audience, and the confusion of the intertwining reality and the dreamlike world starts to unfold. The two girls go on a journey as they discover each others past and dwells upon their current problems, and gradually develops an unbreakable bond that unites them stronger.

Although the trailer did cause some confusing misunderstandings between the two girls in Japan, and at the same time my expectations lowered; after watching the movie it was no doubt a splendid and flawless piece of art both literally and figuratively.

It is worth noting that Yonebayashi truly challenged the impossible, as even Miyazaki had once thought of making this novel into a movie but had backed down due to its continuous complex changes that occur in the world of the two girls. Furthermore, Yonebayashi has created his "own" depiction of the sky in this movie, and is no longer the "blue sky" and "white clouds" that Miyazaki has portrayed in his series of work. So we can expect to see his own unique world of Ghibli gradually bloom in the next upcoming years.

To summarize the experience, it was astonishing how we, the audience ourselves can go on a journey together with the protagonists to overcome their obstacles. Paying attention to the changes in Anna's facial expressions is extremely crucial if you want to enjoy this movie. The succinct yet complex portrayal of these two girls really make you think of the depths of friendship.To conclude, I would like to end with Suzuki's logo that he had written for the advertising poster. The message of the logo is so sincere that to me there is no better way of epitomizing the message that the author and the director was trying to convey to the audience - 「あなたのことが大好き」- "I love you"; an unconditional love.


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