Studio Ghibli has officially announced their next film and it’s called “Karigurashi no Arrietty” (The Borrower Arrietty). The animation studio is set to release “The Borrower Arrietty” next summer and it will be an adaptation of the Mary Norton novel, “The Borrowers.’
“The Borrowers” is about tiny people who ‘borrow” things from humans in 1950’s England kind of like the old 80s TV series “The Littles.” But Studio Ghibli’s take on the story will be set in modern day Tokyo Koganei and will the tale of 14-year-old Arrietty.
First time director Hiromase Yonebayashi is set to helm the project. Yonebayashi previously worked as an animator on past Ghibli films such as “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Ponyo,” and “Spirited away.”
This latest offering from Studio Ghibli has us all very excited and it seems more grounded in reality than a morphing princess fish, demons in hell, or a flying cat bus.