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Karigurashi no Arrietty


Alternative Titles

English: The Secret World of Arrietty
Synonyms: Karigurashi no Arrietti, The Borrower Arrietty
Japanese: 借りぐらしのアリエッティ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 2010
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Walt Disney Studios
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Genres: Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.101 (scored by 63,150 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #574
Members: 97,753
Favorites: 268
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Synopsis

The world can be a very scary place when you’re small. For Arrietty, though, the only real fear in life is in missing out on a big adventure. 14-year-old Arrietty and her parents live in the small spaces of a human garden. They are what some might call “borrowers”; they take items from the human world to eke out a living amidst the shadows.

Their existence goes mostly undiscovered until the arrival of 12-year-old Shou. When Shou begins to noticesmall things going missing, he becomes suspicious. He soon meets Arrietty and strikes up a friendship that neither of them could have seen coming. However, this is a friendship fraught with danger due to the obvious risk of Arrietty and her family’s discovery, something that could send the borrowers right into the hands of those that would do them harm. In Karigurashi no Arrietty, Studio Ghibli presents audiences with a beautiful look at the human world... from a much smaller perspective.

Background

Karigurashi no Arrietty is Studio Ghibli’s re-imagining of Mary Norton’s 1952 novel, “The Borrowers.” The film won 5 Tokyo Anime Awards in 2011 for the following categories: Animation of the Year, Best Art Direction, Best Director, Best Music, and Notable Entry.

Characters & Voice Actors

Arrietty
Arrietty
Main
Shida, Mirai
Japanese
Shida, Mirai
Shou
Shou
Main
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Japanese
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Spiller
Spiller
Supporting
Fujiwara, Tatsuya
Japanese
Fujiwara, Tatsuya
Haru
Haru
Supporting
Kiki, Kirin
Japanese
Kiki, Kirin

Staff

Suzuki, Toshio
Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation, Key Animation
Kimura, Eriko
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Kasamatsu, Kouji
Kasamatsu, Kouji
Sound Director


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"The Neglected Garden" by Cécile Corbel

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"Arrietty's song" by Cécile Corbel




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Kuro4735
Jun 19, 2011
Studio Ghibli is quite renowned for it’s rather large portfolio of acclaimed family movies, and you could definitely add Karigurashi no Arrietty to that list. Ghibli usually makes two types of movies, either fantasy movies that focus on themes that are rather critical of problems in society (Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke and Nausicca come to mind), whereas in more recent times we’ve seen more slice-of-life fantasy adventure movies. Arrietty fits more into the latter, with it’s setting being modern day society with a small little twist; there are tiny, tiny people living under the house, and they borrow from humans to survive. Tiny as in maybe read more
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P3t3rP4n
Feb 21, 2012
This movie started very similar to Spirited Away by Studio Ghibli 2001. Driving in a car to somewhere introducing us to the 'main' character. AUDI in Spirited Away, Mercedes in Arrietty. With a similar opening theme 11 years later they must have found it effective. Hayao Miyazaki writer and Director of Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle(2004), and planning and Screenplay for The Secret World of Arrietty. The storyline is based on 'The Borrowers' by Mary Norton and the music, which incorporated many celtic themes especially enhanced by the harp, was by Cécile Corbel.

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MugenDreamu
Dec 27, 2014
I think this anime is kind of unique, with mini sized human live as theme, makes me very interested to watch it and leave a deep feeling of it. The shades of fantasy is so strong but not exaggerate.

Story: It a simple one, with fine pace, without any boring scene. Ending is almost perfect.

Art & Sound are so-so, I like the background art of it, I don't really have any comment except that.

Characters: the design was fine, either with their personality, seiyu voice are suited well.

Enjoyment: I think Karigurashi no Arrietty will be enjoyable by anyone, although they're not an anime fan. As I mentioned read more
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Kexiu
Jul 19, 2015
My impressions on Arrietty

The level of detail in this incredible hand drawn animation is breath-taking, and can only be attributed to the studio that's worthy of its name. By now we are probably all familiar with the surreal magic Studio Ghibli casts on their art, the settings and environments are so vibrant and well... indescribable. But our high expectations of Ghibli's work does not dampen our amazement every time we begin one of their films, this time I was completely blown away by how much creativity was poured into the daily functions of the 'Borrowers', how and what they use to operate, what they call read more
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