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When Marnie Was There


If you're looking for your standard Studio Ghibli film which incorporates a variety of fantasy elements with an interesting and often adventerous story, this may not be the movie for you. However, that definitely doesn't discount When Marnie Was There from being a great Studio Ghibli film. The story is based around Anna, a girl who distances hersefl from others and places a lot of doubt in relationships, especially the one with her "mother." Following an asthma attack, Anna goes to spend the summer with relatives who live in the more relaxed countryside. While there, Anna takes up a particular... See full review

9/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
9/10 characters
10/10 overall



This was a rather good adaption of the manga, generally following the plot. The animation was excellent, the characters were likable, and the music was nice, however the plot may seem to have "loose ends" because it was never meant to be a long anime, but it was following the manga- o if you were to read the manga, it would make sense.

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5/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall