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Meari to majo no hana (2017)

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Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

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Mary (voice)
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Peter (voice)
Yûki Amami ...
Madam Mumblechook (voice)
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Doctor Dee (voice)
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The Red-Haired Witch (voice)
Jirô Satô ...
Flanagan (voice)
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Zebedee (voice)
Eri Watanabe ...
Miss Banks (voice)
Shinobu Ôtake ...
Great-Aunt Charlotte (voice)
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Doctor Dee (voice)
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Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds and far away to Endor College - a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and, when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. Based on Mary Stewart's 1971 classic children's book "The Little Broomstick", "Mary and The Witch's Flower" is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy ...

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Rated PG for some action and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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8 July 2017 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Maalei jyu moneoi zi faa  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$330,052, 21 January 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,418,404, 5 April 2018
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The debut film of Studio Ponoc. See more »

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Featured in The Chronic Rift: Some Things to Think About (2018) See more »

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Music by Shin'ichi Nakajima (as Nakajin), Saori Fujisaki (as Saori) and Satoshi Fukase (as Fukase)
Lyrics by Saori Fujisaki (as Saori) and Satoshi Fukase (as Fukase)
Performed by Sekai no Owari (as SEKAI NO OWARI)
Courtesy of Toy's Factory
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What a great anime! Studio Ponoc rocks.
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What a stunning debut from Studio Ponoc! The animation is gorgeous and multi-layered, and the music is stunning. The themes, while familiar, are done in unique and meaningful ways. I felt small influences of other great animes like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, and even the great Akira. Some ideas and homages to Legend, The Dark Crystal, and Harry Potter. The plot involves a young girl who finds a magical flower that enables her to be a witch. She finds the Endor College for Witches and embarks upon her training. This was a visual feast, and I cannot wait to see it again. This is the best anime that I have seen in years, and Studio Ponoc is one to watch for the future.


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