Studio Ghibli has released the final trailer for their lastest film, “When Marnie Was There”, alongside the film’s theatrical release in Japan this past week. The film, which is the third Ghibli film to be released within the last 12 months, is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who has worked on a number of other Ghibli movies including Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Secret World of Arrietty among others. The movie is based on the novel “When Marnie Was There”, written by children’s book author Joan G. Robinson in 1981. While the film released in Japan on July 19th, no date has yet been set for a stateside release.

The story stars 12-year-old girl Anna, whom is sent away from home to recuperate from her worsening asthma after her parents’ death. There, she finds the mysterious Marsh House, and dreams of it and an elegant blonde-haired girl trapped within. Finding that the blonde-haired girl, Marnie, exists in reality, Anna and Marnie form an unbreakable bond and work together to overcome fear.

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