Arrietty at the Tokyo International Anime Fair
The Tokyo International Anime Fair was held recently, and Studio Ghibli was there to promote their upcoming feature, Karigurashi no Arriety, or The Borrowers. The most notable inclusion was this production book, which contains artwork and character designs for the film. As always, it looks spectacular, and I'm wishing I could get my hands on a copy. Perhaps this book will see a commercial release?
In any case, there will be an "Art of" book to accompany the movie, so we'll be looking forward to that. I do hope Disney will consider bringing this movie to the States. The Borrowers is a popular name, and there will be a built-in audience. And if they want to cultivate a long-term relationship with Ghibli, they will need to look beyond Hayao Miyazaki. Treating him as "Japan's Walt Disney" is a mistake. There are many immensely talented artists at the studio, and that needs to be understood.
Anyway, enjoy these photos: