Watch: Full Japanese Trailer for Ghibli's 'When Marnie Was There'

July 21, 2014
Source: YouTube

When Marnie Was There

Toho has unveiled the full-length feature trailer for the latest Studio Ghibli film, titled When Marnie Was There, hitting theaters in Japan later this month (it won't arrive in the US until next year). We recently featured the first teaser trailer for Marnie, which was short and made up mostly of the theme song from the film. In this full trailer we get a better sense of the story, about a young girl who befriends a ghost named Marnie, even though she doesn't release it's a ghost. There are a few playful scenes and fun moments, but as always it just looks absolutely beautiful. I'm curious to check this out, something a bit different from Ghibli, yet still made with the same passion and detail that goes into every single frame of their movies. Have fun!

Here's the full Japanese trailer for Ghibli's When Marnie Was There, found via SlashFilm on YouTube:

Adapted from Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There (or Omoide no Marnie), it's a coming-of-age story about a young girl that befriends another girl named Marnie, who just so happens to be a ghost. The book is said to have a "special place" on Hayao Miyazaki's 50 Recommended Children's Books list (in full here). Ghibli usually adapts their animated movies directly from children's stories or fables or classic stories from Japanese folk lore. Directing is Yonebayashi Hiromasa (Arriety) from a screenplay co-written by Niwa Keiko (From Up on Poppy Hill, Ocean Waves) and Ando Masahi (character designer on Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke). It will be released in Japan this July, but won't arrive here for a while.

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  • Luis_from_Mexico
    "even though she doesn't release it's a ghost" You mean "realize"?
    Looks pretty good, but I want to see Studio Ghibli make an original feature, instead of adapting other's stories.
  • I've found a trailer with an English subtitles.
    • jwake
      just teasing us or forget the link?
      • Of course not. Posting links are not allowed here. Please visit filmcutting[dot]com and you'll find it under "An Extended Trailer for Ghibli’s WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE."
  • untype
    What's the trailer song?
  • unicornmeatus
    it would be rad if searching for a trailer didn't lead to major spoilers >:(




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