Crave for It: The Secret World of Arrietty

Finally after I looked up for it more than a month, I could watch this animated fantasy film by one of my favorite film studio, Studio Ghibli, and it’s entitled The Secret World of Arrietty. Or in Japan is known as The Borrower Arrietty.

All I can say is. . . Well, I RECOMMEND everyone to see it. It isn’t that I hope you will, but you have to. Many reviews praise this movie from the animation and music composition. If you don’t love it as much as I do, too bad for you.

Let’s take a look at the review after the jump. (spoilers alert)


The Secret World of Arrietty poster US edition


Sho, a boy who is just moved to his Great Aunt, Sadako’s house, is actually ill. He finds a little tiny girl, Arrietty, right after he gets home. Arrietty is a Borrower. She and her parents live by borrowing things from human world to survive their mankind. Her mother, Homily, says she cannot be seen by human or they have to leave their house and move away. Later on Sho discovers their house and help Arrietty to borrow things. By meeting Arrietty he realizes that he should fight for his own life, continue live and be healthy.

Since Arrietty and her parents are seen, they soon have to move with the help of Spiller, the other borrower. Sho is sad by Arrietty’s departure, yet he sends her go for the last time, and won’t forget her as part of his life now.






Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa and produced by Studio Ghibli, based on Mary Norton’s novel The Borrowers. Released in Japan on July 17, 2010, Arrietty received very positive reviews, all of which praised the animation and music. It also became the highest grossing Japanese film at the Japanese box office for the year 2010, and is currently grossing over US$143 million worldwide.The film also won the Animation of the Year award at the 34th Japan Academy Prize award ceremony.  Two English language versions of the film were produced, a British dub produced by Studio Canal which was released in the United Kingdom on July 29, 2011, and an American dub released by Walt DisneyPictures in North America on February 17, 2012.

Studio Ghibli successfully made another great animation movie, with every little things drawn in details. My favorite scene is when the rain falls and Arrietty comes outside to see Sho is leaving a block of sugar for her, I feel like every rain drops are real. And the scene where Sho can finally sees Arrietty in the garden that full of flowers is so beautiful. Around them is so colorful and…pretty. So pretty I could die!

I’m not sure you’ll love this if you’re not a fan of animation films, but trust me, for those who are, you’ll LOVE it. It brings you to a world of tiny people who lives in a big world, with marvelous sceneries and beautiful composed songs.


Watch it for your weekend will be SUPER!




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