The Secret World of Arrietty

Alt title: Karigurashi no Arrietty

Movie (1 ep x 94 min)
4.324 of 5 from 9,053 votes
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For nearly fourteen years, Arrietty has lived with her parents under the floorboards of a house. As 'tiny people', the family must remain hidden from humans, 'borrowing' items from them such as postage stamps or herbs to cook with. Arrietty is old enough to borrow for the first time, and alongside her father, the two explore the house in search of tissue and sugar. But when the pair is spotted by Sho, a boy who is visiting his great aunt, Arrietty's parents fear for their safety. However, unlike her family, Arrietty is convinced that not all humans are dangerous, and together she and Sho form an unlikely friendship.

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frankstleBilly's avatar by frankstleBilly on Feb 16, 2015
Score 8.5/10

I may not have seen many Ghibli films, but I like what I've seen. I'm a huge fan of My Neighbour Totoro and I loved Spirited Away, and the only reason I watched this film was because I saw it at Cex (electronic trading store) for a low enough price and seeing that it was a Ghibli film, I bought it. Can't hurt to add to the collection, right? Arrietty (known as The... read more

PhdInCartoons's avatar by PhdInCartoons on Apr 17, 2013
Score 8.5/10

This serves as a meer snapshot into the lives of the Borrowers and Sho at this pparticular instance. Some people will not enjoy the openness of the ending and there are some parts which drag a little but I think it serves a a very believable insight into how these people, both big and small, go about their lives. Animation
As is to be expected this is amazing. There is fantastic amount of... read more

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