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Friday, July 2, 2010

Studio Ghibli's Arrietty: The Borrower

[Source:] This Hiromasa Yonebayashi directed Ghibli movie opens in Japanese theatres July 17.

Although Ghibli's internationally renowned cofounder Hayao Miyazaki is seldom quoted talking up the studio's films, he has been for Arrietty; telling his staff it moved him to tears and calling Yonebayashi "the first director born and raised at Studio Ghibli."

Producer/Ghibli CEO Toshio Suzuki has said "Arrietty is the character whom the present age needs like Nausicaa [the almost messianic heroine of Miyazaki's Nausicaa: of the Valley of the Wind] who saved the earth which was damaged by natural destruction."

Suzuki also recently revealed that Yonebayashi was the model for Kaonashi (No Face) in Spirited Away.

Buzz on the movie has been really good. Some who have seen it are saying that it could be a strong contender if it makes it into competition at the Venice International Film Festival.


  1. Any idea when movie will be released outside of Japan? Thanks

  2. As of today, there has been no official U.S. release date. We'll post that information as soon as it is announceed.