Omoide no Marnie
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 2014
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Rating: NR(Film)
UPC [Locale]: 4-959241-756893
Running time: 1:43 (103 Min.)
Casetype: Custom
Format: Color, 1.78:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 18, 2015
Collection type: Owned (#1108)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 19, 2015
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Studio Ghibli and The Borrowers Arrietty director Yonebashi Hiromasa present an ageless tale of friendship that transcends space and time with When Marnie Was There, the adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's novel of the same name. Transporting the plot from Norfolk to Hokkaido, Yonebashi creates a magical and elegantly designed world for his interpretation of this touching tale about a lonely girl who discovers true friendship for the first time with a girl who lives in a mysterious house. Featuring a talented voice cast that includes Takatsuki Sara, Arimura Kasumi, Matsushima Nanako, Terajima Susumi and Hitomo Kuroki, When Marnie Was There signals a new generation of promising young talents in Japan's premier animation studio.

An introvert who has trouble making friends at school, Anna (Takatsuki Sara) is sent to live with her grandparents in Hokkaido by her adopted mother after a series of asthma attacks. While wandering around her new surroundings, Anna discovers an abandoned home standing in a marsh and a mysterious blonde girl living inside. Naturally curious, Anna eventually makes friends, for the first time in her life, with the blonde girl named Marnie. However, Anna soon realizes that she appears to be the only person who can see her new best friend. Is Marnie a ghost, a figment of Anna's imagination or something else entirely?

This edition includes storyboard, a spin-off documentary, making of, trailers and other bonus video content.
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Production Studios:
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Audio format
Japanese  PCM 2-Channel Stereo
Japanese  DTS HD Master Audio 5.0
Ghibli + early works
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Scene Access, Feature Trailers, Featurettes, Storyboard Comparisons
Hiromasa Yonebayashi....Director
Joan G. Robinson....Original Material By
Keiko Niwa....Screenwriter
Masashi Ando....Screenwriter
Hiromasa Yonebayashi....Screenwriter
Kji Hoshino....Producer
Yoshiaki Nishimura....Producer
Takatsugu Muramatsu....Composer
Yohei Taneda....Production Designer
Yohei Taneda....Art Director
Sara Takatsuki....Anna Sasaki (voice)
Kasumi Arimura....Marnie (voice)
Nanako Matsushima....Yoriko Sasaki (voice)
Susumu Terajima....Kiyomasa Oiwa (voice)
Toshie Negishi....Setsu Oiwa (voice)
Ryko Moriyama....Elderly Lady (voice)
Kazuko Yoshiyuki....Nanny (voice)
Hitomi Kuroki....Hisako (voice)
Hana Sugisaki....Sayaka (voice)
Ken Yasuda....Toichi (voice)
Y izumi....Dr. Yamashita (voice)