The Borrower Arrietty

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Feature Film: 17 July 2010 / 94 minutes
Producer: Toshio Suzuki
Storyboards, Direction: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Planning: Hayao Miyazaki
Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa

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The Borrower Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ Karigurashi no Arietti?) was officially announced by Studio Ghibli on 16 December 2009. The film, an adaptation of Mary Norton's 1952 novel The Borrowers, marked the directorial debut of Ghibli animator Hiromasa "Maro" Yonebayashi, with supervision by Hayao Miyazaki. The film opened in roadshow release in Japan on 17 July 2010.

Though the original story was set in 1950's England, this version of the story is set in present-day Koganei, the western suburb of Tokyo where Studio Ghibli is located.