Omoide no Marnie (思い出のマーニー, Omoide no Mānī; literally Marnie of Memories), or When Marnie Was There, is an upcoming 2014 Japanese anime film written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ghibli, and based on the novel "When Marnie Was There" by Joan G. Robinson. It will premiere on July 19, 2014.
Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...
An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognizes - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes.
A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...
- ↑ "Ghibli Adapts Joan G. Robinson's When Marnie Was There Novel Into Anime". Anime News Network. 2013-12-12. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-12/ghibli-adapts-joan-g-robinson-when-marnie-was-there-novel-into-anime. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- ↑ Kevin Ma (2013-12-13). "Studio Ghibli adapts Marnie for Summer 2014". Film Business Asia. http://www.filmbiz.asia/news/studio-ghibli-adapts-marnie-for-summer-2014. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- ↑ "When Marnie Was There: Joan G. Robinson, Peggy Fortnum: 9780006719625: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. 1981-10-15. http://www.amazon.com/When-Marnie-There-Joan-Robinson/dp/0006719627. Retrieved 2014-03-19.