Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Kari-gurashi no Arietti

Karigurashi no Arrietty aka Arrietty Borrows Everything in English is an adaptation of Mary Norton's fantasy classic "The Borrowers." The new feature film will be directed by studio animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi under the supervision of Ghibli maestro Hayao Miyazaki. The film hit Japanese theaters just recently (July 17, 2010) which means we probably won't get to see this until next year. :(

First published in 1952, "The Borrowers" centers on a family of little people who live by "borrowing" from normal-sized humans. However, unlike the original novel, which is set in 1950's England, Karigurashi no Arrietty will be set in Tokyo Koganei in 2010 and will tell the story of 14-year-old little Arrietty.

As always, I can't wait for every new Studio Ghibli film and I'm already excited about this one (the Japanese version with english subs and not those Disney dubbed!), even though Miyazaki's not directing it.

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