When Marnie Was There

Omoide no Marnie

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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.

User Rating: 4.62 ( 3 votes)


English: When Marnie Was There
Japanese: 思い出のマーニー
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 2014
Producers: Dentsu, Toho, Walt Disney Studios, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Genres: Mystery, Psychological, Drama
Duration: 1 hr 43 min
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Yoshiaki Nishimura – Producer
Hiromasa Yonebayashi – Director, Script
Kouji Kasamatsu – Sound Director
Masashi Andou – Script, Screenplay, Animation Director, Character Design
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Marnie brings a more human tale into the Ghibli mix that is emotionally gripping all the way to the tear producing climax. Truly Heartfelt


Ghibli is really good at making me feel things and cry. Marnie is no exception. Beautiful story. Not the best but it’s good.


Grab a box of tissues and watch this geninely enjoyable tale of a friendship made by Studio Ghibli.


A heartbreaking tale of feeling apart. Beautiful if you’ve ever struggle with social anxiety or feeling alone. You’re not alone.


Beautiful film. Probably one of my favs to come out of Ghibli.


Maybe the most underrated Ghibli film. Fantastically emotional ride, definitely a must watch.


A beautiful and touching story about overcoming loneliness and a lack of self worth.



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