What is it?
The 1988 Japanese animated (anime) war drama film Grave Of The Fireflies which was directed by Isao Takahata, was animated by Studio Ghibli, and was based on the semi-autobiographical short story Grave Of The Fireflies by the Japanese author Akiyuki Nosaka.
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What is it?
The 2014 Japanese animated (anime) drama movie When Marnie Was There that was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and was produced by Studio Ghibli.
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Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes.
She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face”.
Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is.
But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend…
Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There is the newest film from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty.