Studio Ghibli has officially announced their next film and it’s called Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty). The studio, which produces amazing films, will release The Borrower Arrietty next summer. Ghibli World tells us that the film will be an adaptation of the Mary Norton novel, The Borrowers. The original novel tells the story about tiny people who “borrow” things from humans in 1950’s England (you might remember the movie from 1997). However, Studio Ghibli’s take on the story will be set in modern day Tokyo Koganei (home of Studio Ghibli) and will follow the story of 14-year-old Arrietty. This will also be the directorial debut of Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who previously worked as an animator on previous Ghibli films such as Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and Spirited Away.
Also, according to Ghibli World, The Borrower Arrietty theme song has been co-written by the French celtic harpist/singer Cécile Corbel and it’ll be released in Japan December 19. Needless to say, we’re very excited to see the latest offering from Studio Ghibli.