When Marnie Was There (Blu-ray release 2015-3-18) is the latest (final?) animated movie from Studio Ghibli.  Based on a novel, it deals with an introverted girl’s friendship with a mysterious girl.  Although it is neither the type of exciting fantasy movies which the studio used to produce and excelled at, nor an emotional roller coaster, it is a solid effort and moderately heart warming.  The ending is equally positive and tragic, but I think it gives a meaningful message.  To compare with the previous movies, I think it is similar to Only Yesterday (1991) but I like this one more.

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