Top 10 Anime Like When Marnie Was There [2023 List]

When Marnie Was There

Suffering from frequent asthma attacks, young Anna Sasaki is quiet, unsociable, and isolated from her peers, causing her foster parent endless worry. Upon recommendation by the doctor, Anna is sent to the countryside, in hope that the cleaner air and more relaxing lifestyle will improve her health and help clear her mind. Engaging in her passion for sketching, Anna spends her summer days living with her aunt and uncle in a small town near the sea.
One day while wandering outside, Anna discovers an abandoned mansion known as the Marsh House. However, she soon finds that the residence isn't as vacant as it appears to be, running into a mysterious girl named Marnie. Marnie's bubbly demeanor slowly begins to draw Anna out of her shell as she returns night after night to meet with her new friend. But it seems there is more to the strange girl than meets the eye—as her time in the town nears its end, Anna begins to discover the truth behind the walls of the Marsh House.Omoide no Marnie tells the touching story of a young girl's journey through self-discovery and friendship, and the summer that she will remember for the rest of her life.

When Marnie Was There has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: Omoide no Marnie, 思い出のマーニー, When Marnie Was There

Genres: Earth , Japan , Asia , Angst , Friendship , Coming Of Age , Psychological , Mystery

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10. Penguin Highway

Penguin Highway

In Penguin Highway, Aoyama-kun is an intelligent and studious 4th grade student who is constantly jotting down everything that he learns in his notebooks. He is also on good terms with "Onee-san", a young lady who works at the dental clinic that Aoyama-kun goes to. Aoyama-kun is shocked one day when he encounters a penguin in the middle of his suburban town, which is nowhere near the sea. The mystery only deepens when Aoyama-kun observes "Onee-san" tossing away a can of cola, only for the can to turn into a penguin!

Penguin Highway has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: ペンギン・ハイウェイ, Penguin Highway

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9. Mirai


The film's story centers around a family living in a small house in an obscure corner of a certain city - in particular, the family's spoiled four-year-old boy Kun-chan. When Kun-chan gets a little sister named Mirai, he feels that his new sister stole his parents' love from him, and is overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. In the midst of it all, he meets an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.

Mirai has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: Mirai no Mirai, 未来のミライ, Mirai of the Future

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8. Figure 17: Tsubasa & Hikaru

Figure 17: Tsubasa & Hikaru

Tsubasa Shiina is a 10-year-old girl who recently moved to Hokkaido to live with her father. In school, she is very quiet and unsociable with her classmates. Then one night, she witnesses a UFO crash in the forest near her home. She rushes to the scene and finds the pilot, codenamed "D.D.", in a barely stable condition. Also in the scene is a Maguar, a hideous alien that hatched aboard D.D.'s ship. As the Maguar is close to taking Tsubasa's life, an alien lifeform fuses with her body to form the Riberus battle armor Figure 17, which shortly destroys the alien threat. The life form takes the name Hikaru and turns into an identical twin of Tsubasa. As time passes, Tsubasa becomes more open to everyone around her, thanks to her new twin sister Hikaru. However, with Maguar eggs scattered all over Hokkaido, their ability to form Figure 17 is needed to eliminate all hatched Maguars until backup from D.D.'s home planet arrives on Earth.

Figure 17: Tsubasa & Hikaru has finished airing and it has 13 Episodes. It is also Known as: フィギュア17 つばさ&ヒカル, Figure 17 - Tsubasa and Hikaru

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7. Vocaloid China Project Senden Animation

Vocaloid China Project Senden Animation

A 3-minute full animation promotion video series of the Chinese Vocaloid 3 Package.

Vocaloid China Project Senden Animation has finished airing and it has 5 Episodes. It is also Known as: VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT宣伝用アニメーション, Vocaloid China Project Anime PV, Chinese Vocaloid 3 Anime PV

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6. Orange


One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse.
The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What's more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.

Orange has finished airing and it has 13 Episodes. It is also Known as: orange(オレンジ), Orange

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5. Clione no Akari

Clione no Akari

The story centers around an illness-stricken, constantly bullied orphan girl named Minori. After one rainy day, she doesn't turn up at school, having been admitted into a hospital in a distant town. Two months pass, and the girl's two school friends, Takashi and Kyouko, receive a mysterious email with no sender listed. The email reveals a summer festival taking place at a nearby town...

Clione no Akari has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: クリオネの灯り, Clione no Akari

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4. The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

The world can be a very scary place when you’re small. For Arrietty, though, the only real fear in life is in missing out on a big adventure. 14-year-old Arrietty and her parents live in the small spaces of a human garden. They are what some might call “borrowers”; they take items from the human world to eke out a living amidst the shadows.
Their existence goes mostly undiscovered until the arrival of 12-year-old Shou. When Shou begins to noticesmall things going missing, he becomes suspicious. He soon meets Arrietty and strikes up a friendship that neither of them could have seen coming. However, this is a friendship fraught with danger due to the obvious risk of Arrietty and her family’s discovery, something that could send the borrowers right into the hands of those that would do them harm. In Karigurashi no Arrietty, Studio Ghibli presents audiences with a beautiful look at the human world... from a much smaller perspective.

The Secret World of Arrietty has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: Karigurashi no Arrietty, 借りぐらしのアリエッティ, Karigurashi no Arrietti, The Borrower Arrietty

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3. Coquelicot-zaka kara

Coquelicot-zaka kara

Atop a hill overlooking a seaside port sits a boarding house named Coquelicot Manor. Since the building is run by her family, Umi Matsuzaki carries out many of the duties involved in managing the small establishment, such as preparing meals for her fellow boarders. When she isn't at home, she is a student at the local high school—one that is currently dealing with a small crisis.
In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games, a beloved old clubhouse is set to be demolished to make way for a modern building. As a result, a large part of the student body has banded together, working tirelessly to prevent this from happening. Umi finds herself helping the newspaper club to spread information about this cause where she befriends Shun Kazama, whom she gradually begins to fall in love with. But Shun is an orphan who doesn't know much about his origins, and when the two begin searching for clues to the boy's past, they discover that they may have a lot more in common than either of them could have thought.
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From Up on Poppy Hill has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: コクリコ坂から, Kokurikozaka kara, Kokuriko-saka kara, Kokuriko-zaka kara, Coquelicot Saka kara

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2. Uta Kata

Uta Kata

On the last day of the school year, 14-year-old Ichika Tachibana comes across an old, busted mirror in an unused campus building. When Manatsu, a mysterious girl from inside the mirror, steps out and offers her friendship for the summer, she also offers Ichika magical powers. Now, Manatsu must help Ichika unlock the powers of the 12 Djinn in order to complete her magic training... but perhaps this is something that will prove too difficult a task. Some offers may appear to be too good to be true and this one just may turn out to do more harm than good.

Utakata has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: うた∽かた, Uta-Kata, Uta~Kata,One~Song, Poem~Piece, Poem Fragment

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1. Momo e no Tegami

Momo e no Tegami

Momo is a young girl who grew up in a big city. However, following the premature loss of her father, she has to move with her mother to the old family house on a remote island. Here, time seems to have stopped: old wooden buildings, holy shrines surrounded by trees, fields painstakingly carved out from steep hills... and no shopping mall.
Needless to say, Momo is not too overenthusiastic about this new environment. Most of all, her heart is still feeling uneasy about an unfinished letter left by her father. A letter that contained only two words: "Dear Momo..."
What was dad going to say?
One day, exploring the attic of her new big house, Momo finds a dusty and worn out book. And from that moment, something really unexpected starts happening around her...

A Letter to Momo has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: ももへの手紙, Momo e no Tegami

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