Movies Watched -- When Marnie Was There

Added on by C. Maoxian.

In Japanese. 103 minutes, so a decent length, but I still fast forwarded from 20 minutes in. Another weird one from some Japanese animation studio. The main girl, Anna, is a foster child with asthma who goes to spend the summer in the countryside with some relatives of her foster mother / guardian. It's unclear to me if Anna is a mixed-race child. This is the thing that interested me, but I couldn't figure it out, it wasn't explored. There are foreigners within, and the fantasy girl, Marnie, is a blonde Cinderella type, but who are these foreigners and why are they in Japan? Is Anna ostracized because she's of mixed race? Is this why she was abandoned? Is this why she feels like an outsider? I couldn't understand it.  Red rating, avoid.

 Princess and Tom Boy

Princess and Tom Boy