Wednesday 18 December 2013

Studio Ghibli Announces New Film for Summer 2014!

The majority of the world still hasn't seen Hayao Miyazaki's latest and final masterpiece, The Wind Rises, nor Isao Takahata's latest, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, but that hasn't stopped Studio Ghibli from announcing their next project, due for release in Japan next Summer. The film is called When Marnie Was There, and it'll be helmed by The Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

When Marnie Was There will be an adaptation of the children's novel of the same name, written by Joan G. Robinson. This is a brief synopsis of the book posted on its Amazon page:
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 recognises - 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...

The synopsis sounds exciting, and it seems the perfect choice for a Ghibli production. Are you already excited for the newest Ghibli film?

Related news: Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Front English-Language Dub of Miyazaki's The Wind Rises


  1. All we need is a trailer :D

  2. Probably a while off yet, unfortunately. :/

  3. I love the artwork on the poster! It's beautiful! So naturally, I'm super excited :)