Photos - Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty)
At long last, we poor Westerners are finally able to see Karigurashi no Arrietty, thanks to the newly-released Blu-Ray disc in Japan. The picture quality is outstanding, as we would expect. I'm always amazed at the artistry of Studio Ghibli's movies, the painterly quality to their work It's really wonderful to watch, and I have to admit, I'm really becoming tired of the same rubbery, plastic look of Hollywood CGI cartoons. I miss the authenticity of the paintbrush.
Mind you, I also have a Sony direct-drive turntable from the late 1970s, and a Sega Genesis connected to my (hd) CRT television. And my hair is turning silver. I'm at that point where everything was better two decades ago. Younger readers should respond with the necessary skepticism.
That said, c'mon, be honest. You'd rather watch an animated movie with glorious hand-painted artwork. You'd crawl through sewers if another Miyazaki or Takahata movie was on the other side.