Studio Ghibli’s Omoide no Marnie, first project after the founders’ era, is already on its way. The first key visuals and the two main actresses were released earlier today. Apart from being the first after Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, it is also the first Ghibli movie which will have a theme song entirely in English. See the images and details below.
Omoide no Marnie is an anime movie based on the original children’s novel When Marnie Was There by Joan G. Robinson.The story revolves around two young girls, Annie and Marnie, how they met and… how Annie understood that Marnie was not what she looked like, at all.
This movie will be a first on many levels. One of them being the lead actresses and the fact that this is the first Ghibli movie with two female leads. The two girls, Sara Takatsuki (Anna) and Kasumi Arimura (Marnie) are debuting when it comes to this animation studio.
Another first is the fact that, as I’ve already mentioned, the main theme song will be performed entirely in English. The title is Fine on the Outside and it is sang by Priscilla Ahn.
Do you think this project will be a hit or a miss? I will definitely miss something about the old team, but if this fist project manages to hit me in the feelings, I will definitely love it.