The Secret World of Arrietty, deservedly awarded the ‘Animation of the Year’ award at the 34th Japan Academy Prize award ceremony, is a captivating and emotional tale, which follows the adventures of a family, the Borrowers, living a secret life. The Borrowers live beneath the floorboards of a regular family, sneaking into the house to steal sugar and other food items at night, and no one knows of their existence for long. When Sho, a little boy with a heart condition moves into the house of his great Aunt, little does he know of the surprise that awaits him. He soon discovers that something is amiss in this house, and spots one of the Borrowers running away with a sugar cube at night. Then on, the film takes an intriguing twist, as Sho confronts the Borrowers, telling them not to be afraid of him. He then befriends Arrietty, the little daughter of the family, who comes to meet him against his father’s wishes. As you watch The Secret World of Attriety online, you will find yourself falling in love with each of the characters, and wishing you could step right through the screen and be a part of their whimsical world. This film also incorporates an inspirational tale of hope and determination amidst its colorful and fun-filled setting. This happens as the existence of the Borrowers is threatened, forcing them to forge their escape. As Arriety and Sho part ways, Sho tells her about his heart disorder, and gives her a sugar cube as a parting gift, which she returns with a hair clip. He speaks of how afraid he was of his impending operation, which could cost him his life, but how stronger he feels after seeing the strong will of the Borrowers.