Amazon is listing DVD and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack releases of Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There. Both are to ship on October 6th.
The combo pack will offer a “making of” feature, an art feature with art director Yohei Taneda, and feature-length storyboards. Both the DVD and the combo pack will feature a behind-the-scenes feature with the voice cast.
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...
When Marnie Was There adapts Joan G. Robinson’s classic English children’s novel of the same name. In his second film, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty) has shifted the setting from the novel’s Great Britain to a Japanese village on the shores of Hokkaido. Yonebayashi wrote the screenplay with Keiko Niwa (The Secret World of Arrietty) and Masashi Ando (A Letter to Momo, Spirited Away and Paprika). Ando also handled the character designs and animation direction. Takatsugu Muramatsu composed the film’s soundtrack.