Giveaway: Win When Marnie Was There on DVD [COMPLETED]

When Marnie Was There Giveaway

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, ccpopculture has 5 DVD copies of the latest (and possibly last) Studio Ghibli film, When Marnie Was There, to give away.

“Twelve-year-old Anna believes she sits outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong, and shuts herself off from everyone around her. Concerned for her health, Anna’s foster mother decides to send her to rural Hokkaido to stay in a sleepy town by the sea. As she dreams her days away amongst the marshes, Anna finds herself strangely drawn to the enigmatic house which sits upon the edge there. This is where she meets Marnie, an energetic young girl who seems to appear from nowhere. The pair quickly become inseparable. One evening, Marnie makes a heartfelt request of Anna: “Promise me something – that we’ll remain a secret, forever.” Anna begins to wonder about her newfound friend and is compelled to investigate the truth about her. As she is drawn deeper into Marnie’s world, she begins to learn about family, friendship and kindness. Based on the beloved novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There is the latest film from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of Arrietty.

It’s hard to believe that the institution that is Studio Ghibli is not long for the world, but at least they’ve left us with some great films. I’m yet to see When Marnie Was There myself, though its strong reviews and APSA nomination suggest it’s on par with Ghibli’s typically excellent output.

If you want to own a copy yourself, all you have to do is send an email to with the subject heading “When Marnie Was There Giveaway” and let me know your name and postal address and your favourite Studio Ghibli film. This giveaway is only open to Australian residents. Winners will be notified on Thursday the 22nd of October.

Thank you for all your entries, this giveaway has now CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners, Jade (who loves Spirited Away), Matthew (who also picked Spirited Away), David (a Howl’s Moving Castle fan), Ippei (who, like me, has My Neighbour Totoro in their no. 1 slot) and Alan (the third Spirited Away lover ..there were a lot of them!). I hope you guys enjoy the film!”

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