Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ghibli's new 'anime' features girl in fantasy


Ghibli's new 'anime' features girl in fantasy
This artistic impression shows a scene from Studio Ghibli's new animation film ''Kariguras...
A girl's fantasy inspired by British writer Mary Norton's novel is the main theme of the upcoming new animated film Studio Ghibli will release next summer, the Japanese leading ''anime'' creation atelier said Wednesday.
Ghibli animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi will direct the film ''Karigurashi no Arrietty'' (Arrietty Borrows Everything) with the help of the country's anime great Hayao Miyazaki, Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki said at a press conference.
The story, inspired by the novel ''The Borrowers,'' depicts the life of a 10-centimeter-tall girl, Arrietty, under the floor of a human's house.
''This is a story of a girl who borrows many things from the human's world for her life. I think the film will give viewers suggestions about how to survive this tough time,'' Suzuki said.
The new Ghibli film, following Miyazaki's ''Ponyo on the Cliff,'' will be distributed by Toho Co.

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