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Death Note Actor Tatsuya Fujiwara Cast in Ghibli's Arrietty (Updated)

posted on 2010-06-03 23:20 EDT
Tatsuya Fujiwara added to cast after visiting Ghibli studio

Actor Tatsuya Fujiwara, who played Light Yagami in the live-action film adaptations of the manga Death Note, will be voicing a role in the upcoming Studio Ghibli film Karigurashi no Arrietty.

The movie adapts the 1952 British novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton, featuring small people known as "borrowers." Fujiwara will voice a dwarf whose only memories of his family are the words "dreadful spiller," which he takes as his name.

Fujiwara is reportedly a fan of the studio and was happy to accept the role, while Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki declared that casting the role was not easy, and the decision to cast Fujiwara was made abruptly by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi when Fujiwara visited the studio.

Karigurashi no Arrietty will open in Japan on July 17.

Source: Music Japan Plus, Cinema Today

Update: Title corrected. Thanks, ninjagal6 and lithiumflower.

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