Acting Team for Omoide no Marnie Announced

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).

CAST:

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?

6 thoughts on “Acting Team for Omoide no Marnie Announced

  1. Arrietty was beautiful (same director), so I am eager to watch it.

    As for the new poster, this one is much “more Ghibli”. When you have someone like Miyazaki-Sensei telling you you did wrong, it is good to consider. Still, this image is not even an ounce less cheesy :D

    1. I hear you :) I think they tried mimicking the book illustrations with the first one, which is not necessarily a bad idea. However, I can see what Miyazaki-sama meant as “unnecessary” – i.e. the girl on the poster did not even looked enough like the anime Marnie…

      However, their response is rather disappointing. They just played it safe.

    2. I hear you :) I think they tried mimicking the book illustrations with the first one, which is not necessarily a bad idea. However, I can see what Miyazaki-sama meant as “unnecessary” – i.e. the girl on the poster did not even looked enough like the anime Marnie!

      However, their response is rather disappointing. They just played it safe.

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