Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There) is premiering in Japan on 19th July – a bit less than two months from today. Getting ready for the big opening, Studio Ghibli’s new and young producers, directors and other members of the creative team are slowly presenting to us the details. Want to know who will be a seiyuu in the movie? See below!
TEAM NACS is an all-male acting group from the Japanese island of Hokkaido. While they have already participated in previous Ghibli projects (including Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away), they haven’t been recognised for these roles much. Now, they have been officially announced as the four new seiyuu who will be a part of the project!
The quartet’s native island is also the anime-only location of the events in the story (Joan Robinson’s original children’s novel is set in the United Kingdom).
Kasumi Arimura as Marnie
Sara Takatsuki as Anna
Hitomi Kuroki as Hisako
Kazuko Yoshiyuki as Baaya
Nanako Matsushima as Yoriko
Susumu Terajima as Kiyomasa Ouiwa
Toshie Negishi as Setsu
Hiroyuki Morisaki as Art Teacher (NEW)
Ken Yasuda as Toichi (NEW)
Ryoko Moriyama as Old Woman
Shigeyuki Totsugi as Gentleman (NEW)
Takuma Otoo as Neighbour Assocation Officer (NEW)
Yo Oizumi as Dr. Yamashita (NEW)
Source: Official Website
So… Ghibli dropped the blond girl poster in reverence to Miyazaki-sensei’s opinion… Are you more likely to watch the movie now?