After the success of 2010′s The Borrower Arrietty, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi returns to Studio Ghibli with the film When Marnie Was There based on Joan G. Robinson’s novel of the same name. Set on the shores of Hokkaido, it’s described as an atmospheric ghost story that tells the truths about about friendship, families and loneliness.
The trailer released earlier today features the film’s main theme song “Fine on the Outside” by American singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn.
Here’s a transcript of the video’s dialogue and text translated by animenewsnetwork:
Anna: In this world, there’s a magic circle that no one else can see. There’s an inside and outside to that circle, and I’m one of the outsiders. But that doesn’t matter. I… hate myself.
Text: I’m waiting for you at that creek. Forever…
Text: A work by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Text: Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There)
Marnie: Are you OK?
Anna: Are you really a human? You look exactly like the girl who appeared in my dream…
Marnie: Dream? This isn’t a dream.
Marnie: Hey, please promise me. Let’s keep our friendship a secret.
Anna: Yeah. It’s a secret. Forever.
Text: I love you so much.
Anna: Marnie… That’s too cruel!
Marnie: Anna! My beloved Anna!
Anna: Why did you leave me!? Why did you betray me!?
Marnie: Anna, please! Please tell me you forgive me!
Anna: Of course I forgive you! I like you! Marnie!
Text: Omoide no Marnie: When Marnie Was There
When Marnie Was There will open to theaters in Japan on July 19.