The Secret World of Arrietty

Alt title: Karigurashi no Arrietty

Movie (1 ep x 94 min)
4.318 of 5 from 9,489 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

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jul 15, 2012
Score 6/10

The Borrower Arrietty is yet another mediocre Ghibli film, which was adored by thousands of people only because they were completely disappointed with their previous works, Tales From Earthsea and Ponyo in the Cliff. It is indeed not a complete travesty like those two, only because the supposed-retired super awesome director Hayao Miyazaki ran back to supervise most of whatever they were doing. Thank... read more

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The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 4
  • 2012

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