Regarding Ghibli’s supposed “queerbaiting”…

…in the trailer for When Marnie Was There. Please realise that this is a JAPANESE trailer aimed at Japanese people. The trailer is NOT in English, it is NOT intended for western audiences. A lot of westerners have watched a trailer that is not aimed at them, and have applied their western culture and perceptions to it and come up with what appears to be a romantic relationship between Marnie and Anna. Japanese culture is VERY different, and the things you see in the trailer between Marnie and Anna would be considered entirely normal and not the least bit romantic in Japanese culture. So to say that this trailer, that was not made for western viewing, is “queerbaiting” is entirely unfair. Step outside of your own culture for just one moment and realise that this world has many cultures, and many with vastly different perceptions and norms to your own.

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Tales from Earthsea2006 Japanese theatrical poster

Tales from Earthsea
2006 Japanese theatrical poster



Kiki’s Delivery Service1989 Japanese theatrical poster

Kiki’s Delivery Service
1989 Japanese theatrical poster



Howl’s Moving Castle2004 Japanese theatrical poster

Howl’s Moving Castle
2004 Japanese theatrical poster



Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea2008 Japanese theatrical poster

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
2008 Japanese theatrical poster


Studio Canal Trailer for upcoming UK Studio Ghibli releases

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out on DVD/Doubleplay/EST - September 29th 2014

Spirited Away
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Porco Rosso1992 Japanese theatrical poster

Porco Rosso
1992 Japanese theatrical poster



Laputa: Castle in the Sky 1986 Japanese theatrical poster

Laputa: Castle in the Sky
1986 Japanese theatrical poster


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'When Marnie Was There' Official Japanese Trailer

Or you can view the 1080p version here.