Released in 2014.
Plot line: 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. 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.
I love Japanese animations, and I loved everything about this girl centered story. The art is wonderful, the story really good, and the main character Anna, is someone I will think about for a long time. This is the story of love, loss, friendship, and art, and would be a great one to watch with the little ones in your life as well.
You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.