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MyM magazine Issue 50 featuring LawBreakers is out now!

MyM magazine Issue 50 featuring LawBreakers is out now!
Issue 50 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Comic Con, is out now! Featuring LawBreakers, Eric Bana and the 50 Greatest Things About Geek Life! EDITOR’S LETTER Print is dead, they say. Yet, as our ‘50 Greatest Things About Geek Life’ piece proclaims (see page 21), books made of paper are still flying off the shelves, while sales of e-readers are on the decline. Why make this point, you might ask? Well, we’re having a little party here... 

Could When Marnie Was There be Studio Ghibli’s last feature film?

Could When Marnie Was There be Studio Ghibli’s last feature film?
Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature, When Marnie Was There, opened in Japan on 19 July. Facing stiff competition against the likes of the new release of Pokémon the Movie: Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction and the second week of Maleficent, Ghibli’s latest struggled at the box office. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, When Marnie Was There charted at the Japanese box office at #3, taking just ¥378 million ($3.7 million). As a comparison,... 

First Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There

First Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There
The first trailer for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There was recently broadcast on TV in Japan and it has now found its way online. Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, it tells the story of Anna (voiced by Sara Takatsuki), a foster child who is sent to spend her summer with an old couple on the shores of Hokkaido. She soon comes across a house where she meets a girl called Marnie (voiced by Kasumi Arimura). They become friends, only for... 

Studio Ghibli’s next feature film an adaptation of When Marnie Was There

Studio Ghibli’s next feature film an adaptation of When Marnie Was There
Studio Ghibli revealed through their distributor Toho that their next animated feature film is to be an adaptation of the British novel When Marnie Was There, by Joan G. Robinson. The novel was published in 1967 and tells the story of Anna, a foster child who is sent to Norfolk, spending her summer with an old couple. She soon comes across a house where she meets a girl called Marnie. They become friends, only for Anna to slowly learn that Marnie... 

UK Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty

UK Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty
A UK trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty has surfaced, which includes a rhyming narration! Inspired by Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, the film tells of Arrietty, a very tiny 14-year-old girl who lives with her mother and father in an old house. They strive to remain out of sight, while “borrowing” things that humans wouldn’t miss. One day a human boy, the 12-year-old Sho, accidentally sees Arrietty, and the two soon develop a friendship. Directed... 

Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ to Premier in UK

Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ to Premier in UK
It has been announced that the new Studio Ghibli film, Arrietty, is to have its premier on the 29th May in Sheffield. The premier of the film coincides with Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival. The film is based on the classic British book The Borrowers by Mary Norton. The Ghibli adaptation follows the story of a young Borrower girl called Arrietty who lives in Japan amongst other tiny people called Borrowers. She along with her family... 
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