History Anime / WhenMarnieWasThere

26th May '16 5:14:11 PM eroock
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* SuddenlyVoiced: The fisherman at the end when hearing the name ''Marnie''.



* TheVoiceless: The fisherman apparently hasn't said a single word for quite some time but [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness breaks his silence at the end]] when hearing the name ''Marnie''.

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* TheVoiceless: The fisherman apparently hasn't said a single word for quite some time but [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness [[SuddenlyVoiced breaks his silence at the end]] when hearing the name ''Marnie''.
27th Apr '16 12:30:33 PM Dentaku
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The imagery used in promotional materials led some people to believe that the movie deals with a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship budding romance between the two female leads]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't.]]

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The imagery used in promotional materials led some quite a few people to believe that the movie deals with a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship budding romance between the two female leads]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't.]]
27th Apr '16 12:29:26 PM Dentaku
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* DaydreamSurprise: After supper, the scene cuts to Anna walking through the marsh to the mansion and seeing Marnie for the first time. Then the scene cuts to Anna in her bed, revealing the whole sequence to be a dream of hers.

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* DaydreamSurprise: After supper, the scene cuts to Anna walking through the marsh to the mansion and seeing Marnie for the first time. Then the scene cuts to Anna in her bed, revealing suggesting that the whole sequence to be was a dream of hers.dream.
27th Apr '16 12:24:18 PM Dentaku
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Anna develops a very close and intimate friendship with the titular Marnie that consists of having a OldFashionedRowboatDate, cute dancing together, and declaring their love for each other. She also gets quite upset when Marnie shows interest in a boy. However the last minute reveal that [[spoiler:Marnie is Anna's DeadAllAlong ''grandmother'' as a child]] really [[RelationshipWritingFumble muddles up]] the story's intentions.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Anna develops a very close and intimate friendship with the titular Marnie that consists of having a OldFashionedRowboatDate, cute dancing together, and declaring their love for each other. She also gets quite upset when Marnie shows interest in a boy. However However, the last minute reveal that [[spoiler:Marnie is Anna's DeadAllAlong ''grandmother'' as a child]] really [[RelationshipWritingFumble muddles up]] the story's intentions.
4th Apr '16 12:51:40 PM JustKnown
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Anna is an introverted, alienated and [[IllGirl severely asthmatic]] twelve-year-old girl from Sapporo, who only finds solace in her talent for drawing. To aid her health, Anna's parents send her to a relatives living in a rural seaside part of Japan, where Anna soon becomes fascinated by a large Western-style manor looming near the marsh next to the village she stays in. The first time she goes there she finds it abandoned and run-down, but on her second visit the house is suddenly full of life and light. More importantly, it appears to be home to a blonde girl named Marnie, who looks exactly like the girl Anna had been seeing in her dreams.

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Anna is an introverted, alienated and [[IllGirl severely asthmatic]] twelve-year-old girl from Sapporo, who only finds solace in her talent for drawing. To aid her health, Anna's parents send her to a stay with relatives living in a rural seaside part of Japan, where Anna soon becomes fascinated by a large Western-style manor looming near the marsh next to the village she stays in. The first time she goes there she finds it abandoned and run-down, but on her second visit the house is suddenly full of life and light. More importantly, it appears to be home to a blonde girl named Marnie, who looks exactly like the girl Anna had been seeing in her dreams.
27th Mar '16 4:47:44 PM eroock
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* FosterKid: Marnie's governess abuses her when her parents aren't around. [[spoiler: Anna fears Yoriko only adopted her for the money.]]

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* FosteringForProfit: Anna feared Yoriko only adopted her for the money. Turns out, it wasn't the case.
* FosterKid: Marnie's governess abuses her when her parents aren't around. [[spoiler: Anna fears Yoriko only adopted her for the money.]]
21st Mar '16 8:22:24 PM Demetrios
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* DramaticThunder: Twice at the silo. First a powerful thunder prevents the two maids to go through with their plan to [[BreakTheCutie force Marnie to enter the detested silo]]. Later a dramatic thunder scares Marnie big time when inside the silo with Anna.

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* DramaticThunder: Twice at the silo. First a powerful thunder [[PaperTiger prevents the two maids to go through with their plan plan]] to [[BreakTheCutie force Marnie to enter the detested silo]]. Later a dramatic thunder scares Marnie big time when inside the silo with Anna.
19th Mar '16 4:57:47 PM eroock
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* {{Diary}}: Plot point when Sayaka finds Marnie's diary and shows it to Anna upon which the latter realize that she just imaginged her encounters with Marnie.


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* SecretDiary: Sayaka finds Marnie's diary and shows it to Anna upon which the latter realize that she just imagined her encounters with Marnie.
19th Mar '16 4:36:36 PM eroock
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18th Mar '16 6:12:16 PM eroock
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''When Marnie Was There'' , (''Omoide no Marnie, "Marnie of My Memories" '') is the 22nd anime film produced by Creator/StudioGhibli, written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and based on the novel "When Marnie Was There" by Joan G. Robinson. It was released on July 19, 2014.

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''When Marnie Was There'' , There'', (''Omoide no Marnie, "Marnie of My Memories" '') is the 22nd anime film produced by Creator/StudioGhibli, written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and [[FilmOfTheBook based on the novel novel]] "When Marnie Was There" by Joan G. Robinson. It was released on July 19, 2014.






!!Tropes include:

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!!Tropes include:
!!This film provides examples of:

* AlcoholHic: Anna gets one after accidentally drinking wine.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Anna is frequently noted to act oddly for a child or focus on strange things. The book starts with her acting incredibly detached from other people, enjoying spending time alone, limiting interactions with the family she lives with, and sending postcards to her guardian that are only a few sentences long. She views the world as being a circle with people on the "inside" and on the "outside", believing herself to be on the outside and separate from everyone else. At one point, she goes into a fury over an insult which everyone, even the narrator, considers to be silly. She also doesn't seem to have many friends, but the people she does meet and bond with (Marnie [[spoiler:and, later, the family that moves into her house]]) she's able to form very close ties to. Some of her behavior can be attributed to her [[spoiler:fearing that her foster mother is only keeping her for the money]], but her reaction to that still comes across as unusual for an upset child.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Anna develops a very close and intimate friendship with the titular Marnie that consists of having a OldFashionedRowboatDate, cute dancing together, and declaring their love for each other. She also gets quite upset when Marnie shows interest in a boy. However the last minute reveal that [[spoiler:Marnie is Anna's DeadAllAlong ''grandmother'' as a child]] really [[RelationshipWritingFumble muddles up]] the story's intentions.
* {{Arcadia}}: Anna is sent to the countryside to improve [[IllGirl her health]]. She (and the audience) are treated to some [[SceneryPorn beautiful shots of rural Japan]].
* BaitAndSwitchLesbians: The beginning of the movie is virtually ''dripping'' with romantic tension between the two main characters, which led many viewers to believe that this would lead to a payoff by the end. [[spoiler: Marnie turns out to be Anna's grandmother, and as a girl she had feelings for Kazuhiko, a boy whom she later marries. Anna was effectively a stand-in for Kazuhiko all along.]]



* ComingOfAgeStory: Anna matures a lot throughout her adventures with Marnie.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: BlushSticker: Anna matures gets these frequently.
* BreakTheCutie: Happened to [[spoiler:Marnie]] prior to the film. She was
a lot throughout sweet girl growing up whose parents were never around and who was left supervised by abusive staff. When she grew up she married her adventures [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood sweetheart]] but he ended up dying when their daughter was young. [[spoiler:Marnie]] broke down so badly she was sent to an asylum for several years, which ruined her relationship with Marnie.her daughter as she felt she had been [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]]. They never mended that bond however after her daughter's [[OutlivingOnesOffspring death]] she took in her young granddaughter [[spoiler:Anna]] before dying herself. [[spoiler:She was a DotingGrandparent but everything caused her to 'come back' as a ghost child and befriend Anna, while she visited the countryside.]]



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Forms part of the backstory when Marnie marries her childhood friend Kazuhiko.
* ComingOfAgeStory: Anna matures a lot throughout her adventures with Marnie.
* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument: Marnie's diary has the pages about her silo adventure ripped out so that it wouldn't tell Anna (and the audience) what's gonna happen next. Sayaka finds the missing pages afterwards.
* CreepyHousekeeper: Marnie's housekeeper. Anna gets a taste of her too.
* DaydreamSurprise: After supper, the scene cuts to Anna walking through the marsh to the mansion and seeing Marnie for the first time. Then the scene cuts to Anna in her bed, revealing the whole sequence to be a dream of hers.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Marnie. She is Anna's grandmother as a child and died quite a bit prior to the film.]]



* {{Diary}}: Plot point when Sayaka finds Marnie's diary and shows it to Anna upon which the latter realize that she just imaginged her encounters with Marnie.
* DotingGrandparent: [[spoiler:Marnie]] died when her granddaughter was very young but was a caring grandmother for the time they spent together. She had an estranged relationship with her own daughter due to her daughter believing she [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] her. [[spoiler:Marnie's love Anna is a focus of the film, though Marnie is presented as Anna's age until TheReveal at the end that she's Anna's grandmother. Due to a RelationshipWritingFumble their affections come off as romantic more than familial, which has [[IncestSubtext awkward implications]].]]
* DramaticThunder: Twice at the silo. First a powerful thunder prevents the two maids to go through with their plan to [[BreakTheCutie force Marnie to enter the detested silo]]. Later a dramatic thunder scares Marnie big time when inside the silo with Anna.
* EpiphanyTherapy: The encounter with Marnie helps Anna to overcome her deep-seated [[ParentalAbandonment abandonment issues]].
* FaceYourFears: Anna does this with Marnie when urging her to enter the silo and overcome her fear of this place.



* FlyawayShot: The last scene before the credits is a zoom-out from the house into the sky [[spoiler:(where Marnie lives)]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Anna has BlueEyes. This is foreshadowing that she is of MixedAncestry. [[spoiler:Who else has blue eyes? Marnie, who turns to be Anna's grandmother.]]
** Marnie dresses in a vintage fashion that resembles styles from the early to mid 20th century. It's unusual for a girl her age but not particularly unheard of and it establishes her [[GirlyGirlAndTomboy the girly girl to Anna's tomboy]]. [[spoiler:It also foreshadows that Marnie is DeadAllAlong and not a modern child]].



* FriendlessBackground: Being an overly introvert and quirky girl, Anna has no no friends at home.
* GhibliHills: A given.



* HideYourLesbians: The beginning of the movie is virtually ''dripping'' with romantic tension between the two main characters, which led many viewers to believe that this would lead to a payoff by the end. [[spoiler: Marnie turns out to be Anna's grandmother, and as a girl she had feelings for Kazuhiko, a boy whom she later marries. Anna was effectively a stand-in for Kazuhiko all along.]]

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* HideYourLesbians: HairContrastDuo: Blond Marnie and brunette Anna.
* HandsOnApproach:
The beginning physical connection when Marnie shows Anna how to row the boat properly.
* HauntedHouse: Marnie's house and, to some extend, the Silo.
* HauntedHouseHistorian: The uncle alludes the hauntedness
of the movie is virtually ''dripping'' with romantic tension between silo and the two main characters, which led many viewers to believe that this would lead to a payoff by the end. [[spoiler: Marnie turns out to be Anna's grandmother, and as a girl she had feelings for Kazuhiko, a boy whom she later marries. Anna was effectively a stand-in for Kazuhiko all along.]]mansion.



* ImaginaryFriend: Anna come to this conclusion about [[spoiler:Marnie]] when reading her {{diary}}.
-->'''Anna''': [[spoiler:Marnie is...someone I made up. An imaginary girl, only in my mind.]]
* ImColdSoCold: Said word for word by Marnie inside the silo.
* InescapableNet: The bed sheet Marnie throws on the CreepyHousekeeper keeps the latter trapped long enough for Marnie to fetch the key and lock her up.



* IntimateHealing: When Marnie starts freezing in the silo, Anna crouches beside her to warm her up.



* LoveLetterLunacy: Parental love version: Anna's isolation and depression began when she found a hidden letter to her mother that rocked her whole world.

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* LoveLetterLunacy: Parental love version: Anna's isolation and depression began when she found a hidden letter to her foster mother that rocked her whole world.world.
* MeaningfulEcho: On the boat Sayaka's wants the diary to be her and Anna's secret which echoes the scene earlier at the same place where Marnie asked to keep her relationship with Anna a secret. The connection is that Marnie's diary brought Anna and Sayaka together as friends.
* MelancholyMoon: There are several haunting images of the crescent moon shining over the bay at night.
* MixedAncestry: Anna is of Japanese and white ancestry. Because of that, unlike most other characters, she has blue eyes. [[spoiler:The titular Marnie turns out to be Anna's deceased grandmother as a child.]]


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* NewParentNomenclatureProblem: Anna calls her foster mother "auntie". A CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming ensues towards the end when she suddenly addresses her with "mother".
* NoAntagonist: This is a ComingOfAgeStory with the focus on figuring out just who Marnie is but there are no real antagonistic characters.
* OldFashionedRowboatDate: Marnie teaches Anna to rowboat and often bonds together with the rowboat.


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-->'''Anna''': My real parents died when I was little. My grandmother, too. I know they didn't die on purpose, but... sometimes I feel like...I can't forgive them... for leaving me all alone.
* PensieveFlashback: Towards the end when Hisako fills Anna in on Marnie's life story, we see Anna being present in the flashbacks.


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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: The film is about a girl named Anna who befriends the titular Marnie.
* ShrineToTheFallen: A variation of the living. The uncle and aunt have kept their daughter's room as it was when she left the house.


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* TrueBlueFemininity: Marnie favors wearing blue dresses. [[spoiler:Her style of dress could be {{foreshadowing}} to the fact she's not a modern day child]].
* TheVoiceless: The fisherman apparently hasn't said a single word for quite some time but [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness breaks his silence at the end]] when hearing the name ''Marnie''.
* VoiceoverLetter: When Anna reads Marnie's diary, it's voiced by Marnie herself.
* WhamLine: Sayaka's "Are you Marnie?".
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