The Secret World of Arrietty, a 2010 Japanese animated film, is set to be released in the United States, two years after its initial screening in Japan. Grossing over $120 million worldwide, the film will be premiering in the U.S. later this month to millions of eager American fans.
Set in a suburb of Tokyo, Shō, a young Japanese boy, has only heard fairy tales from his family of the “little people” that dwell in the cracks within in the house. Never has he seen one before, but always been conscious of the wives tales that he has heard since he was an infant. When things go missing, it’s only natural to blame these mischievous creatures.
Little does he know, that these “little people”, actually called “Borrowers”, are in fact real, and have been living in his very home for years. When Arrietty, a young borrow, reveals herself to the humans, she compromises their entire existence, as she sets out on a quest to help both races understand each other.
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, The Secret World of Arrietty is based on the bestselling children’s fantasy novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Released to critical acclaim all over the world, this revival of the famous novel is sure to astound you with mind-boggling visuals and a soundtrack that will leave you with a new appreciation for Japanese animation.