The Secret World of Arrietty vs. Spirited Away



Arrietty by a country mile! So much less pretentious than Spirited Away

Arrietty is a disappointment. Its supporting cast is unusually weak by Miyazaki standards, and the lack of a Joe Hisashi score makes it feel like something other than Ghibli. Spirited Away is tied with about five other films for my favorite Ghibli work, so it wins easily for me.

I think Spirited Away is better than Arrietty.