Arietty Review

If you like Japanese film and Anime, you may well be intrigued by Arietty.

Arietty is a 2010 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi as his feature film debut as a director. It’s basically a Japanese version of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers.

The studio that made the film,Ghibli, announced it in late 2009. Yonebayashi made his directorial debut with Arietty. Miyazaki supervised the production as a developing planner.

As mentioned, the screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa is based on the 1952 novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton, 

The movie stars the voices of Mirai ShidaRyunosuke KamikiShinobu OtakeKeiko TakeshitaTatsuya FujiwaraTomokazu Miura, and Kirin Kiki.

It tells the story of a young Borrower played by Shida who befriends a human boy (Kamiki) while trying to avoid detections by the other humans.

The film is a good watch and was an international box office hit. Watch it and you will probably like this movie.