The Secret World of Arrietty

Alt titles: Karigurashi no Arrietty, The Borrower Arrietty

Movie (1 ep x 94 min)
4.318 out of 5 from 13,574 votes
Rank #417

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.

An adaptation of The Borrowers by Mary Norton

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ThatAnimeSnob 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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Sorox Jun 23, 2011
Score 9/10

Although I've never actually read the story itself, it doesn't mean I can't give this a proper review.   Story The story is, in the opinion of an avid anime watcher and critic, wonderful. The story follows a week in the life of Arietty the borrower and a boy with a heart condition named Sho. The story itself is close to flawless, and the ending leaves you wanting more.   Animation The animation... read more

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

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