Studio Ghibli’s latest feature ‘When Marnie Was There’

We’re very excited in the fluxlings household about the release of the newest Studio Ghibli animation, ‘When Marnie Was There’ on June 10th.

The Japanese animation film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo is best known for its anime feature films. ‘When Marnie Was There’ looks just stunning, and promises to be a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Studio Ghibli can!

The story goes like this: When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), ‘When Marnie Was There’ has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax.

The release is supported by showings of all the Studio Ghibli classics at cinemas across the country in the build up to the release. Catch the wonderful ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Princess Mononoke’ and all the others during May and June. See www.studioghibliforever.com for times and locations.