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Spirited Away

Spirited Away film poster
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by Toshio Suzuki
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Starring Rumi Hiiragi
Miyu Irino
Mari Natsuki
Takashi Naitō
Yasuko Sawaguchi
(Japan)
Daveigh Chase
Jason Marsden
Michael Chiklis
Lauren Holly
Suzanne Pleshette
David Ogden Stiers
Susan Egan
Bob Bergen
Tara Strong
(USA)
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Cinematography Atsushi Okui
Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Studio Ghibli (Japan)
Walt Disney Pictures (USA)
United International Pictures (South Africa)
Release date(s) Flag of Japan July 27, 2001
Flag of the United States September 20, 2002
Flag of Canada November 6, 2002
Flag of Australia December 12, 2002
Flag of the United Kingdom September 12, 2003
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Running time 125 min.
Language Japanese
English
Budget ¥19,000,000,000 (est.) US$ 183,949,830 (approx.) ¥1,821,862,380 (est.)
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Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi?, literally "Sen and Chihiro's Spiriting Away") is an Academy Award winning 2001 film by the Japanese anime studio Studio Ghibli, written and directed by famed animator Hayao Miyazaki. Promotional poster for Spirited Away This is a copyrighted poster. ... Hayao Miyazaki ) (born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan) is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. ... Toshio Suzuki (鈴木 利男 Suzuki Toshio) (b. ... Hayao Miyazaki ) (born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan) is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. ... Rumi Hiiragi , born August 1, 1987 in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo) is a Japanese actress and seiyÅ«. She is represented by Central G Production. ... Miyu Irino ) (February 19, 1988 - ) is a Japanese voice actor born in Tokyo. ... Mari Natsuki (夏木 マリ Natsuki Mari, real name 中島 淳子 Nakajima Junko, born 1952-05-02) is a Japanese singer, dancer and actress. ... Sawaguchi Yasuko (沢口靖子, born 11 June 1965 in Osaka, Japan) is an actress. ... Daveigh Chase is an American actress, singer, and voice over artist. ... Jason Christopher Marsden (born January 3, 1975) is an American screen and voice actor largely known for numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series. ... Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. ... Pleshette in 1991 Suzanne Pleshette (born January 31, 1937 in New York City) is an American actress, best known as Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show in the 70s. ... David Ogden Stiers (born October 31, 1942) is an American character actor, voice actor and musician, most noted for his role in the television sitcom M*A*S*H, and the science fiction drama The Dead Zone. ... // Susan Egan (b. ... Bob Bergen is an American voice actor. ... Tara Lynn Charendoff-Strong (b. ... Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守 Fujisawa Mamoru), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 è­² Hisaishi Jō, born December 6, 1950) is a composer and director responsible for over 100 soundtracks and conventional albums dating back to 1981. ... Takeshi Seyama is a Japanese film editor. ... The English-language version of Tohos famous logo, used from the early 1960s to the late 1990s. ... Studio Ghibli, Inc. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... United International Pictures (UIP) is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom) and Universal Studios (owned by NBC Universal), to distribute some of the two studios films outside United States (including territories) and Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Yen redirects here. ... USD redirects here. ... Yen redirects here. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Animé redirects here. ... Studio Ghibli, Inc. ... Hayao Miyazaki ) (born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan) is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. ...


The film received many awards, including the second Oscar ever awarded for Best Animated Feature, the first anime film to win an Academy Award, and the only winner of that award to win among five nominees (in every other year there were three nominees). The film also won the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival (tied with Bloody Sunday). Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Animé redirects here. ... One of the A festivals in Europe. ... Bloody Sunday is a 2002 television film about the 1972 Bloody Sunday shootings in Derry, Northern Ireland. ...

Contents

Plot

Note: This synopsis is written based on the English version, which has a few notable differences from the original Japanese version.

The movie begins by introducing Chihiro, a whiny, pessimistic child, who is very annoyed at having to move to a new town. While en route to their new house in their car (2001 Audi A4), Chihiro's father attempts a shortcut; they subsequently lose their way and come across a mysterious tunnel. Out of curiosity, they enter it, not knowing that they have entered a kind of mythological Japanese spirit world drawn from the Shinto religious traditions. The family crosses a verdant field and enters what appears to be an abandoned theme park lined with fully-stocked restaurants. Both parents impulsively eat the food they find there, and as a result transform into pigs. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Shinto ) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. ... For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ...


Chihiro's distress at losing her parents is compounded by the discovery that the world around her has changed and her body seems to be dissolving. A mysterious boy named Haku then appears and comforts her. Haku gives her something to eat, which makes her solid again. He smuggles her into a large bathhouse, owned and operated by the tyrannical witch Yubaba, where the thousands of spirits in the Shinto religion come to refresh themselves. Haku tells Chihiro that the only way she can remain in the spirit-world long enough to rescue her parents is by gaining employment in Yubaba's bathhouse.


Following Haku's advice, Chihiro descends a long staircase to the boiler room, where she asks Kamaji - the humanoid, six-armed boiler operator - for work. He rebuffs her until one of the coal-carrying sprites (a theme of Miyazaki's repeated from My Neighbor Totoro's soot sprites) collapses under an extra-heavy lump. Chihiro takes the sprite's place and feeds the boiler. Impressed, Kamaji warms towards the girl and tells her to ask Yubaba herself for a job. My Neighbor Totoro ), or My Neighbour Totoro on UK DVD box titles, is a 1988 film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. ... Susuwatari (ススワタリ lit. ...


A young woman named Lin helps Chihiro find her way through the labyrinthine building, ultimately diverting a fellow servant by tantalizing him with food while Chihiro squeezes into an elevator behind a grotesque but benign radish (daikon) spirit. This article is about the vegetable. ...


In Yubaba's penthouse suite, Chihiro repeatedly and stubbornly asks for a job, overriding the monstrous witch's refusals. Yubaba ultimately consents, on condition that Chihiro give up her name. Yubaba literally takes possession of Chihiro's name by grasping the kanji characters from Chihiro's signed contract, leaving Chihiro with one part of one character of her original 2-character name, in isolation pronounced "Sen". Taking a person's name gives Yubaba power to keep its owner in her service forever; it is revealed that Haku is also in Yubaba's service, and remains so because she has taken part of his full name. Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ...


The following morning, Haku takes Sen to the pig pen and indicates her parents among the other pigs, urging her to memorize them. He then reminds her of her full name, warning her to keep it secret.


While at work, Sen gives admittance to a wraithlike spirit called No Face, who returns the favor by helping her obtain water needed to bathe a "stink spirit" whom no one else will help. After bathing, the stink spirit is revealed to be a powerful river spirit who rewards Sen with a small ball. This ball later turns out to be a strong emetic. For other uses, see Wraith (disambiguation). ... Vomiting (or emesis) is the forceful expulsion of the contents of ones stomach through the mouth. ...


Subsequently, Sen sees Haku in the form of a white dragon, and perceives that he is under attack by a horde of paper figures resembling birds. She helps him escape from these, although one of them adheres to her back unseen. For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ...


Desperate to find the injured Haku, Sen searches the bathhouse. In one room, she encounters Yubaba's gigantic infant son, Boh. Boh attempts to retain Sen as a playmate; she escapes by playing on his fears of sickness and hastens to find Haku. She finds him lying on the floor of Yubaba's office, wounded and bleeding. The paper object stuck to her back transforms into Zeniba, Yubaba's twin sister, whose sigil Haku had stolen. When Zeniba is distracted by Boh, a harpy employed by his mother, and three spirits employed by Yubaba, Zeniba transforms them into a mouse, a hummingbird, and a replica of Boh, respectively. At this, Haku strikes the paper figure with his tail, causing Zeniba to vanish from the room. He then topples into Kamaji's boiler room with Sen and her transformed compatriots in tow. Harpy (from Latin: Harpyia, Greek: Άρπυια, Harpuia, pl. ... This article is about the rodent. ... For other uses, see Hummingbird (disambiguation). ...


Using the river spirit's emetic, Sen causes Haku to spit out the stolen sigil, which he had swallowed, as well as a black slug. Kamaji orders Sen to kill the slug, on grounds that it brings bad luck; this she does. Haku remains comatose; hoping to lift Zeniba's curse, Sen sets out to return the sigil to Zeniba. This article is about land slugs. ...


Meanwhile, No Face has become intoxicated with the greedy atmosphere of the bathhouse and swells into a huge, aggressive monster, giving illusory gold to the bathhouse workers in exchange for lavish amounts of food. When they do not comply with his demands, he swallows three of them; this causes a panic and the entire bathhouse is thrown into pandemonium. Sen manages to solve the problem by feeding No Face the remaining emetic making him throw up his tainted substance and then leading him out of the bathhouse; No Face then reduces back to his former demure size and personality.


Sen travels by train with No Face, Boh, and the hummingbird, to Zeniba's faraway cottage. Inside Zeniba's home, the three spirits are put to work spinning thread while Sen converses with a now amiable Zeniba who is actually a very kindhearted grandmother like figure. Sen gives the sigil back to Zeniba, apologizing for having killed the black slug. Zeniba reveals that the slug had been one of Yubaba's means of controlling Haku, and that the curse put on the seal has already been broken by Sen's love for Haku. Sen also confides in Zeniba, whom she has now befriended, her proper name of Chihiro.


Back in the bathhouse, Yubaba discovers Boh's absence and is enraged. Haku, now revived and restored to his humanoid form, offers Boh's safe return in exchange for Sen and her parents to be freed and restored to normal. Yubaba accepts, but promises to set Sen one final task. (The plots of the Japanese-language and English-language versions differ slightly here: in the Japanese version, Yubaba and Haku talk about that which is necessary to break the spell on Sen's parents, while no such conversation occurs in the English version.)


Haku, in dragon form, finds Sen at Zeniba's cottage. Along with Boh and the hummingbird, they all fly back to the bathhouse, leaving No Face to live with Zeniba as her assistant. En route to the bathhouse, Chihiro remembers a previously suggested meeting with Haku: some time ago, she had fallen into a river and was rescued by the river's spirit. She realizes that the spirit of this river, called Kohaku River, and her friend Haku, are one and the same. At this realization, Haku's dragon form molts away, and he rejoices to recall his name (and hence is finally delivered from Yubaba's control).


They return to the bathhouse, where Yubaba and a large crowd have gathered to witness Chihiro's final task: to pick out her enchanted parents from a group of pigs. Chihiro correctly states that none of the pigs displayed by Yubaba are her parents, who have already been restored to human form and sent back to the human world. She is taken to rejoin them by Haku, who bids her farewell just as she is about to meet her parents, and promises that he will come see her again.


Chihiro and her parents (who have been deprived of all memory of the spirit world), return to their car and resume their journey to their new home. Chihiro, perhaps as a result of her adventures, is more confident in herself and more willing to embrace her new situation.


Characters

Principal characters

Chihiro Ogino/Sen (荻野 千尋 Ogino Chihiro?) 
Chihiro is the 10-year old protagonist of the movie. Chihiro is in the process of moving to a new town when her family stumbles upon the entrance to the spirit world. During her adventure she matures from a whiny, self-centered, and pessimistic child to a hard-working, responsible, optimistic young girl who has learned to care for others. She is renamed "Sen" ( sen?, lit. "a thousand") by the proprietor of the bathhouse, Yubaba. In Japanese orthography, "Sen" is an alternative pronunciation of "Chi", the first kanji in her name, "Chihiro", which roughly translates as "a thousand fathoms". The movie ends with Chihiro retaining her new inner strength. It is implied that someday she will meet Haku again.
Voiced by: Rumi Hiiragi (Japanese), Daveigh Chase (English)
Haku creating a distraction to protect Chihiro
Haku creating a distraction to protect Chihiro
Haku/Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi (ハク/ニギハヤミコハクヌシ?) 
A young boy who helps Chihiro after her parents have transformed into pigs. He helps protect her from danger and gives her advice. Haku works as Yubaba's direct subordinate, often running errands and performing missions for her. He has the ability to fly and to transform into a dragon. Toward the end of the story Chihiro recalls falling into the Kohaku (コハク?) river, of which Haku is the spirit; she thus frees him from Yubaba's service by helping him remember his real name and past, which he had forgotten due to the name change and the curse which Yubaba has placed on him. While he seems often cold-hearted, and is disliked by the bathhouse staff, Haku is unfailingly kind to Chihiro, perhaps because of his experience of her in the past, which he partly remembers. When Yubaba is listening, Haku is as sharp-voiced to Chihiro as to anyone else, so as to avoid the revelation of his growing fondness for her. Yubaba sees him merely as a tool. At the end of the movie, he promises to see Chihiro again, presumably after he breaks his apprenticeship.
Voiced by: Miyu Irino (Japanese), Jason Marsden (English)
Yubaba (left)
Yubaba (湯婆婆 Yubaaba?, lit. "bath crone") 
An old witch with an inhumanly large head and nose, who supervises the bathhouse. She reluctantly signs Chihiro into a contract (having, at some point in the past, bound herself with an oath to give a job to anybody who asks). Yubaba then takes Chihiro's name and renames her "Sen" in order to hold power over her for the duration of the contract. Yubaba has an over-bearing and authoritarian personality, but does show a soft side toward her giant baby, Boh. In contrast to her simple and hospitable sister Zeniba, Yubaba lives in opulent quarters and is only interested in taking care of guests for money. Though she is very intuitive and perceptive, she does not notice when her own baby is gone. When Haku prompts her by telling her that something she values is missing, her first reaction is to scrutinize the gold. Her name is similar to that of another legendary witch, Baba Yaga. Her appearance somewhat resembles that of Sir John Tenniel's drawings of The Duchess from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She possesses an oversized head and, as in Alice, a child whom she mistreats, and whom she does not notice is missing until it is pointed out. She treats Chihiro much like the Duchess did Alice.
Voiced by: Mari Natsuki (Japanese), Suzanne Pleshette (English)
Kamajii (釜爺 lit. "boiler old man"?) 
An old man with six arms, who operates the boiler room of the bathhouse. A number of Susuwatari (ススワタリ?) (Soot balls) work for him by carrying coal into his furnace. He has a large cabinet where he keeps all the herbs that are used in the baths. After some persuasion, he allows Chihiro to work at the bathhouse and even pretends to be her grandfather to protect her, though this ruse does not stand for long. He later takes an injured Haku into his boiler room and cares for him while Chihiro, given train tickets by Kamajii, journeys to Zeniba's cottage. At first he seems cold and uncaring, but by the end of the movie he seems to have grown a soft spot for Chihiro and for anyone whom she calls her friend. His appearance resembles a large humanoid spider, with several arms which seem to be extendable. His brown moustache and dark glasses additionally give him a resemblance to the Tiger Moth's engineer, who is featured in Laputa: Castle in the Sky, He also bears resemblance to Doctor Eggman.
Voiced by: Bunta Sugawara (Japanese), David Ogden Stiers (English)
Chihiro (left) and No Face (right)
Chihiro (left) and No Face (right)
No Face (カオナシ Kaonashi?, lit. 'No Face') 
No Face is an odd spirit who takes an interest in Chihiro. Chihiro lets No Face into the bathhouse through a side door. At first, he is a strange, cloaked, masked wraith that merely breathes and smiles. No Face is a lonely being who seems to sustain itself on the emotions of those he encounters, particularly their emotional reception to his gifts. He is helpful to Chihiro because she helped him, whereas after observing the bathhouse staff's reaction to gold and his own attempts to win them over with more gold, he reacts to their greed by becoming a grotesque monster which eats lots of food and some of the staff. He throws up, calms down, and reverts to his former state after he leaves the bathhouse's influence. At the end, he stays with Zeniba as a helper. No Face's mask, movement, and name share many similarities with the Japanese Noh theater. He also assumes the voice(s) and personality of those he "eats". He usually speaks in grunts.
Voiced by: Tatsuya Gashuin (Japanese), Bob Bergen (English)
Rin (リン Rin?) 
A worker at the bathhouse who becomes Chihiro's caretaker. Although aloof at first, she warms up to Chihiro and grows a strong bond with her. She warns No Face, who had previously gone on a rampage, not to harm Chihiro or there would be trouble. At the end, she is very happy for Chihiro when the latter finally manages to find her way home. In the English dub, Lin states that she wishes to leave the bathouse for some better life. She is very surprised when Kamajii gives Chihiro train tickets.
Voiced by: Yumi Tamai (Japanese), Susan Egan (English)
Boh ( ?) 
Boh is Yubaba's son. Although he has the appearance of a young baby, he is twice Yubaba's size. He is also very strong and can be dangerous. Yubaba spoils him and goes out of her way to give him whatever he wants. He believes that going outside will make him ill. When Sen is trapped in his room, she tells Boh that staying in his room all the time will sicken him. Later, Zeniba turns him into a mouse. He becomes good friends with Chihiro while in his mouse form and eventually stands up to Yubaba to protect Chihiro. Boh tells Yubaba he had a good time when he was with Chihiro. His little adventure may be seen as an analogy to Chihiro's adventures and growing up. This idea suggests that Boh is overgrown because he has never really matured under Yubaba's doting care.
Voiced by: Ryūnosuke Kamiki (Japanese), Tara Strong (English)
Note: Elements of Ryūnosuke Kamiki's voice can be heard in the English language version (e.g. when Boh cries during the scene where Chihiro/Sen gets her contract).
Akio Ogino (荻野 明夫 Ogino Akio?) 
Chihiro's father. Akio's impulsive behaviour catalyzes the unfolding of events in the beginning of the movie, climaxing in his transformation into a pig. He is suggested to be relatively wealthy; when he eats the spirits' offering, he says to Chihiro, "Don't worry, you've got daddy here. He's got credit cards and cash".
Voiced by: Takashi Naito (Japanese), Michael Chiklis (English)
Yuko Ogino (荻野 悠子 Ogino Yūko?) 
Chihiro's mother who, along with Chihiro's father, is turned into a pig at the start of the movie. She and her husband are never named during the film, and only referred to as Chihiro's parents.
Voiced by: Yasuko Sawaguchi (Japanese), Lauren Holly (English)
Kashira (カシラ?) 
A trio of green, disembodied, wall-eyed heads living in Yubaba's office that move around by bouncing. They do not speak except in small grunts when they bounce about. They are later changed into an illusion of Bou by Zeniba in order to trick Yubaba.
River Spirit (川の神 kawa no kami?) 
A customer of the bathhouse originally thought to be a "stink spirit" who is assigned to Chihiro and Lin. Yubaba suspects that he may be something more than a stink spirit; when Chihiro helps him by pulling trash that had been dumped into his river out of his side (Miyazaki has a strong interest in the environment and wished to portray the destruction of rivers), her suspicions are proven correct. He is in fact a famous and wealthy river god. As a reward for cleaning him, he gives Chihiro a ball of plant material which, viewers are told by Kamajii in the English-subtitled version, is a "healing cake". In the English dubbed version, Kamajii simply states that it is medicine from the river god. The "healing cake" is later used to heal an injured Haku through ingestion and to cause No Face to vomit the people and vast amounts of food he ate during his rampage. It is implied that the taste of it is extremely bitter, as demonstrated when Chihiro tries a bite and reacts violently.
Zeniba (銭婆 Zeniba?, zeni can refer to both money and public baths, making her name a play on Yubaba's) 
Zeniba is Yubaba's twin sister and rival. Although identical in appearance, their personalities are almost polar opposites. At first she appears no kinder than Yubaba when she becomes enraged at Haku for stealing her magic seal and threatens to take it back, regardless of what happens to Haku. Hoping to gain Zeniba's forgiveness, Chihiro journeys to Zeniba's cottage to return it and apologize. It is then that Zeniba reveals her true character as that of a kind, grandmotherly figure, even sentimentally requesting Chihiro to call her "Granny" in the English version. Zeniba makes dessert and tea for her and No Face, and does her best to help Chihiro while realizing that there are limits to what she can do. She forgives Haku for stealing her seal (in the Japanese version she states that she no longer blames him, prompting some fans to speculate that when Chihiro told her about the control-slug that Yubaba put in him, she realized that Yubaba was more guilty than Haku ever was) and tells him to look after Chihiro, and sees everyone off, assuring Chihiro that she will be well. She takes No Face in as a helper, giving him a place to call home. Chihiro loves her kindness and thinks of her as a grandmother.
Note: Zeniba is voiced by the same actors as Yubaba in both the English and Japanese versions.
Note: In Zeniba's house, there is a chair with an oddly thin back, earlier seen in the house in the woods in Kiki's Delivery Service

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Minor characters

  • Yubaba's unnamed harpy lieutenant has no speaking part but is transformed into a fly and accompanies Sen and the similarly transformed Boh on their trip to Zeniba's. When instructed it carried Boh through the air, and later helped to make Sen's friendship hair-tie. Unlike Boh, the viewer does not see this creature return to it's original appearance.
  • The bathhouse manager is referred to as the "foreman", and is shown to have a very high rank, in that he reports directly to Yubaba.
  • The female workers in the bathhouse are referred to as Yuna (ユナ? "bath women"); in the Japanese version No Face is said to have eaten two frogs and a slug — "slug" presumably referring to the female workers, who resemble slugs.
  • The management of the bathhouse are Chichi-yaku (父役? "role of father") or Ani-yaku (兄役? "role of older brother").
  • The male workers in the bathhouse are either Ao-gaeru (青蛙? "blue frog") or Bandai-gaeru (番台蛙? "green frog").
  • Chihiro shares an uncomfortable elevator journey with a gentle, elephantine Radish Spirit (大根神 Daikon Kami?, also known as Oshira-sama).
  • The bathing bird gods are known as Ōtori-sama (おおとりさま? "bird lord").
  • Those with red cloaks and masks who become visible as they decend off the boat are Kasuga-sama (かすがさま?).
  • The gods who exit the elevator wearing the Aburaya (油や? "bath house") bathrobes are Ushioni (牛鬼? "cattle demon").
  • The gods with horns, orange faces, and green bodies are the Onama-sama (おなまさま?).

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Themes

Miyazaki characters have negative and positive traits in different situations.


Some suggest that the film is an allegory on the progression from childhood to maturity, and the risk of losing one's nature in the process. The theme of a character being lost inside a (fictional/different) world if he/she forgets his/her real name is a common folk theme. True names having magic power are a staple of folks tales such as Rumplestilskin. Similarly, Chihiro and Haku stay under Yubaba's control forever if they forget their real names and consequently their real identities. Allegory of Music by Filippino Lippi. ... Maturity may refer to: Sexual maturity Maturity, a geological term describing hydrocarbon generation Maturity, a financial term indicating the end of payments of principal or interest Look up Maturity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the physical universe. ... It has been suggested that True name (legal) be merged into this article or section. ... Look up control in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The main character is a sullen, spoiled, and very modern Japanese ten-year-old being forced to grow up when faced with more traditional Japanese culture and manners. Miyazaki himself has said that there is an element of nostalgia for an older Japan in this film and several of his others.[1] Japanese culture and language Japans isolation until the arrival of the Black Ships and the Meiji era produced a culture distinctively different from any other, and echoes of this uniqueness persist today. ... Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Miyazaki also included a theme advocating the prevention of greed: those swallowed by No Face were attempting to receive the gold he made. Similarly, in a monomyth format, Yubaba's rich accommodations and interest in gold dominate the "road of trials" portions of the film, while Zeniba's rustic home and grandmotherly demeanor arguably mark Chihiro's gain of the "boon" in her quest. Also, Chihiro's parents' grotesque transformation after consuming too much food not meant for them is another representation of human greed.[1] The monomyth (often referred to as the heros journey) is a description of a basic pattern found in many narratives from around the world. ...


Environmental awareness is a theme explored by Roger Ebert.[2] The most obvious examples of this are the river spirit's dramatic and beautiful transformation once he has been freed from the material dumped in him by humans, and Haku's discovery that the reason he cannot go home is that the River Kohaku, whose spirit he was, had been filled in by apartment buildings. This environmental awareness is present in several of Miyazaki's works, such as Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke. The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind ) is a 1984 film by Japanese writer, illustrator, and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, based on his manga of the same name. ... Princess Mononoke ) is a Japanese animated film by Hayao Miyazaki that was first released in Japan on July 12, 1997 and in the United States on October 29, 1999 in select cities and on November 26, 1999. ...


Production

Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement to make this film after meeting the daughter of a friend, on whom the main character is based. Chihiro's father, Akio, was based on the real-life father of the girl Chihiro is based on. Miyazaki said the real-life father is similar to Akio in the habits of always getting lost while driving and eating too fast. Chihiro's mother (Yuuko) is based on a friend of Miyazaki's; an idiosyncratic hand-gesture of Miyazaki's friend is copied when Yuuko is eating in Spirited Away. Chihiro's best friend's name is Rumi (the one who gave her the flowers), which is the name of Chihiro's voice actor. Hayao Miyazaki ) (born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan) is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. ... Voice Animage, a magazine about all things about seiyū. For the retail company named Seiyu, see Seiyu Group. ...


Japanese culture in the film

In the scene during which Chihiro squashes with her foot the small black slug that inhabited Haku (a spell laid by Yubaba), Kamajii tells Chihiro to "Cut the line!" "Cutting the line" is a Japanese good-luck charm performed by making a chopping gesture through another person's connected index fingers; in a behind-the-scenes featurette included on the Disney DVD, Cindy Davis Hewitt (the English version's co-writer) likened the gesture to the children's game of giving someone a "cootie shot" when something bad happened. This is done whenever someone is affected by some impurity, such as having stepped in dog feces. During footage of the dubbing process in the Spirited Away Nippon-TV Special, Rumi Hiiragi, the young Japanese voice actor playing Chihiro was not aware of this concept and had it explained to her by Miyazaki himself in between takes of the scene in question. One of the sound engineers commented saying "The young don't know it these days". The second digit of a human hand is also referred to as the index finger, pointer finger, forefinger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, or digitus II. It is located between the first and third digits - that is, between the thumb and the middle finger. ... Cooties is a slang word in American English, used by children, referring to a fictitious disease. ... Rumi Hiiragi , born August 1, 1987 in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo) is a Japanese actress and seiyū. She is represented by Central G Production. ... Voice Animage, a magazine about all things about seiyū. For the retail company named Seiyu, see Seiyu Group. ... Scene may refer to: Scene (fiction), an element of a larger fictional work such as a play Scene (film), a part of action in a single location in a TV or movie Scene (music), a collection of musical acts that play regularly in one location. ...


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Distribution and box office gross

Ratings
Australia:  PG
United Kingdom:  PG

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Theatrical

Spirited Away was released in Japan in July 2001, drawing an audience of around 23 million and revenues of ¥30 billion (approx. US$250 million), to become the highest-grossing film in Japanese history (surpassing the film Princess Mononoke for highest grossing animated motion pictures). It was the first movie to have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office before opening in the United States.[3] By 2002, a sixth of the Japanese population had seen it. Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Princess Mononoke ) is a Japanese animated film by Hayao Miyazaki that was first released in Japan on July 12, 1997 and in the United States on October 29, 1999 in select cities and on November 26, 1999. ...


The film was dubbed into English by Walt Disney Pictures, under the supervision of Pixar's John Lasseter. It was subsequently released in the United States in September 20, 2002 and had made slightly over $10 million by September 2003.[4] The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, United States, and is notable for its eight Academy Awards. ... John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


DVD

The film was released in North America by Disney's Buena Vista Distribution arm on DVD format on April 15, 2003 where the attention brought by the Oscar win made the title a strong seller.[5] Spirited Away is often marketed, sold and associated with other Miyazaki movies such as Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service and, most recently, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (due in part to the latter's recent US release). North American redirects here. ... Buena Vista production logo, 1950s. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hayao Miyazaki ) (born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan) is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. ... Laputa: Castle in the Sky ) (re-titled Castle in the Sky for release in the United States) (in English, literally translated as The Skys Castle: Laputa) is a film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, released in 1986. ... Kikis Delivery Service (, Witchs Delivery Service) is a 1989 anime film, produced, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki . ... Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind ) is a 1984 film by Japanese writer, illustrator, and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, based on his manga of the same name. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...


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All Asian releases of the DVD (including Japan and Hong Kong) have a noticeably accentuated amount of red in their picture transfer. This is another case of compensating for home theatre displays, this time supposedly for LCD television which, it was claimed, had a diminished red colour in its display. Releases in other DVD regions such as the US, Europe and Australia use a picture transfer where this "red tint" has been significantly reduced. Liquid crystal display television (LCD TV) is television that uses LCD technology for its visual output. ...


Television

The U.S. television premiere of this film was on Turner Classic Movies in early 2006, closely followed by its premiere on Cartoon Network's "Fridays" on February 3, 2006. On March 18, Cartoon Network's Toonami began a "Month of Miyazaki" that featured four movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki, with Spirited Away being the first of four. Cartoon Network showed the movie three times more: once on Christmas 2006, for Toonami's "New Year's Eve Eve" on December 30, and on March 31, 2007. It was also shown again on Turner Classic Movies on June 3, 2007. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The first European television showing of the film (both the subtitled Japanese and dubbed English versions) was in the UK on December 29, 2004 on Sky Cinema 1,[6] and it has since been repeated several times. The first UK terrestrial showing of this film (dubbed into English) was on BBC2 on December 30, 2006. The Japanese subtitled version was first shown on BBC4 on the 26th January 2008. is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sky Movies is the collective name for the British subscription television movie channels operated by Sky Television, later British Sky Broadcasting. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Australian television audiences premiered Spirited Away on March 24, on its SBS channel [7]. The movie had been heavily marketed previously, and was featured in the Australian TV Guide [8]; no edits were made during viewing. is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ...


Differences between Japanese and English versions

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Changes include:

  • The insertion of a significant portion of background chatter.
  • Adjusting the translated dialogue to match the visible mouth movements of the characters.
  • The addition of dialogue explaining or emphasizing certain on-screen elements: for example, when Chihiro reaches a massive, red, steaming building, she comments, "It's a bathhouse." These insertions are mostly used to explain certain aspects of Japanese culture that are foreign in America and many other English-speaking countries.
  • The alteration and/or omission of several lines from the Japanese version: for example, upon hearing Haku's request to return 'Sen' and her parents to the human world in exchange for Boh, Yubaba says that she will still give 'Sen' one final test. In the original film, she instead threatens to tear Haku to pieces after sending them back.
  • New lyrics were improvised by John Ratzenberger for the English version of a song sung by Aogaeru, as well as his exclamation, "Now that's an esophagus!"
  • During the cleansing of the Stink Spirit in the Japanese Version, Rin arrives on the scene and simply states that Kamajii is sending his best herbal water to the bath. In the English dub, Rin asks if Chihiro is all right and promises to not let her get hurt.

Miyazaki himself has stated that Chihiro, at the end of the film, does not remember what happened to her in the spirit world.[9] The English dub adds a line indicating that Chihiro has come away from her adventure a better person. At the beginning of the film, Chihiro's pessimistic viewpoint had been expressed: For other uses, see Dialogue (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... John Deszo Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor. ... The esophagus or oesophagus (see American and British English spelling differences), sometimes known as the gullet, is an organ in vertebrates which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. ...

Chihiro's Father: Look, Chihiro! There's your new school!
Chihiro's Mother: It doesn't look so bad.
Chihiro: It's gonna stink. I liked my old school.

At the end of the English dubbed version, Chihiro is asked again what she thinks of her new school:

Chihiro's Father: A new town and a new school — it is a bit scary.
Chihiro: I think I can handle it.

The original film simply ends with Chihiro's father asking that she hurry back to the car.


Reception

Based on 146 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes,[10] it ranks as the fifth-best animation film, having a 97% rating on the site. [11] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Source Reviewer Grade / Score Notes
AnimeOnDVD Chris Beveridge Content: C
Audio: A-
Video: A+
Packaging: N/A
Menus: B
Extras: A+
DVD/Anime Movie Review
THEM Anime Reviews Carlos Ross and Jacob Churosh 5 out of 5 Anime Review

Original soundtrack

The closing song, "Itsumo Nandodemo," (いつも何度でも; English title: "Always With Me", literally translates as "Always, No Matter How Many Times") was written and performed by Yumi Kimura, a composer and lyre-player from Osaka. The lyrics were written by Kimura's friend Wakako Kaku. The song was intended to be used for a different Miyazaki film which was never released, Rin the Chimney Painter (煙突描きのリン Entotsu-kaki no Rin). Youmi Kimura (木村弓 Kimura Yumi) is a Japanese singer and lyre performer. ... “Lyres” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ...


The other 20 tracks on the original soundtrack were composed by Joe Hisaishi. His "Ano hi no Kawa" (あの日の川; "The River of That Day") received the 56th Mainichi Film Competition Award for Best Music, the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2001 Best Music Award in the Theater Movie category, and the 16th Japan Gold Disk Award for Animation Album of the Year. Later, Hisaishi added lyrics to "Ano hi no Kawa" and named the new version "Inochi no Namae," (いのちの名前; "The Name of Life") which was performed by Hirahara Ayaka. Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守 Fujisawa Mamoru), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 è­² Hisaishi Jō, born December 6, 1950) is a composer and director responsible for over 100 soundtracks and conventional albums dating back to 1981. ... The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF; in Japanese: 東京国際アニメフェア) is one of the largest anime trade fairs of Japan. ... Ayaka Hirahara , born May 9, 1984 in Tokyo) is a Japanese pop singer who belongs to the music label Dream Music. ...


Beside the Original Sound Track, there is also an Image Album, which contains 10 tracks.


Original sound track listing

  1. あの夏へ [Ano Natsu he / One Summer's Day] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  2. とおり道 [Toori Michi / Road To Somewhere] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  3. 誰もいない料理店 [Dare mo Inai Ryouriten / Empty Restaurant] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  4. 夜来る [Yoru kuru / Nighttime Coming] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  5. 竜の少年 [Ryuu no Shounen / Dragon Boy] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  6. ボイラー虫 [Boiraa Mushi / Sootballs] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  7. 神さま達 [Kami-samatachi / Procession Of The Spirits] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  8. 湯婆婆 [Yubaba] (久石譲 [Joe Hisaishi])
  9. 湯屋の朝 [Yuya no Asa / Bathhouse Morning] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  10. あの日の川 [Ano Hi no Kawa / Day Of The River] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  11. 仕事はつらいぜ [Shigoto wa Tsuraize / It's Hard Work] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  12. おクサレ神 [Okusare kami / Stink Spirit] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  13. 千の勇気 [Sen no Yuuki / Sen's Courage] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  14. 底なし穴 [Sokonashi ana / Bottomless Pit] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  15. カオナシ [Kaonashi / No Face] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  16. 6番目の駅 [Roku-banme no Eki / Sixth Station] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  17. 湯婆婆狂乱 [Yubaba Kyouran / Yubaba's Panic] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  18. 沼の底の家 [Numa no Soko no Ie / House At Swamp Bottom] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  19. ふたたび [Futatabi / Reprise] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  20. 帰る日 [Kaeru Hi / The Return Day] (久石譲 Joe Hisaishi)
  21. いつも何度でも [Itsu mo Nando demo / Always With Me] (木村弓 Youmi Kimura)

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Image album track listing

  1. あの日の川へ [Ano Hi no Kawa He / To the River of that Day] by Umi
  2. 夜が来る [Yoru Ga Kuru / The Night is Coming] by Joe Hisaishi
  3. 神々さま [Kamigami-sama / The Gods] by Shizuru Otaka
  4. 油屋 [Yuya / The Bathhouse] by Tsunehiko Kamijou
  5. 不思議の国の住人 [Fushigi no Kuni no Jyuunin / People in the Wonderland] by Joe Hisaishi
  6. さみしいさみしい [Samishii, Samishii / Lonely, Lonely] by Monsieur Kamayatsu
  7. ソリチュード [Kodoku / Solitude] by Rieko Suzuki and Hiroshi Kondo
  8. 海 [Umi / The Sea] by Joe Hisaishi
  9. 白い竜 [Shiroi Ryuu / White Dragon] by RIKKI
  10. 千尋のワルツ [Chihiro no WARUTSU / Chihiro's Waltz] by Joe Hisaishi

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Cast

Character Japanese version English version
Chihiro Ogino/Sen Rumi Hiragi Daveigh Chase
Haku Miyu Irino Jason Marsden
Yubaba, Zeniba Mari Natsuki Suzanne Pleshette
Kamajii Bunta Sugawara David Ogden Stiers
No-Face Tatsuya Gashuin Bob Bergen
Lin Yumi Tamai Susan Egan
Boh Ryūnosuke Kamiki Tara Strong
Akio Ogino Takashi Naito Michael Chiklis
Yuuko Ogino Yasuko Sawaguchi Lauren Holly
Chichi-yaku Tsunehiko Kamijō
Ani-yaku Takehiko Ono
Ao-gaeru, Assistant Manager Tatsuya Gashūin John Ratzenberger
Bandai-gaeru Yō Ōizumi Bob Bergen

Rumi Hiragi was the voice of Chihiro Ogino in Miyazakis Spirited Away. ... Daveigh Chase is an American actress, singer, and voice over artist. ... Miyu Irino ) (February 19, 1988 - ) is a Japanese voice actor born in Tokyo. ... Jason Christopher Marsden (born January 3, 1975) is an American screen and voice actor largely known for numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series. ... Mari Natsuki (夏木 マリ Natsuki Mari, real name 中島 淳子 Nakajima Junko, born 1952-05-02) is a Japanese singer, dancer and actress. ... Pleshette in 1991 Suzanne Pleshette (born January 31, 1937 in New York City) is an American actress, best known as Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show in the 70s. ... Bunta Sugawara is a Japanese actor born in 1933. ... David Ogden Stiers (born October 31, 1942) is an American character actor, voice actor and musician, most noted for his role in the television sitcom M*A*S*H, and the science fiction drama The Dead Zone. ... Bob Bergen is an American voice actor. ... // Susan Egan (b. ... Ryunosuke Kamiki (神木 隆之介, Kamiki RyÅ«nosuke) (born 1993) is a Japanese actor. ... Tara Lynn Charendoff-Strong (b. ... Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Sawaguchi Yasuko (沢口靖子, born 11 June 1965 in Osaka, Japan) is an actress. ... Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. ... John Deszo Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor. ... Yo Oizumi , born on 3 April 1973) is a TV personality and a stage actor based in Hokkaidō. He was born in Ebetsu, Hokkaidō and has been living in Sapporo since 1984. ... Bob Bergen is an American voice actor. ... Shiro Saito (斉藤志郎Saito Shiro) is a seiyu. ... Jack Angel (born October 24, 1930 in Modesto, California) is an American actor, director and costume designer. ... Rodger Bumpass (born 23 January 1959 in Jonesboro, Arkansas) is a voice actor with credits in cartoons stretching back to the The Jetsons. ... Jennifer Darling (born June 19, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American actress and voice actress. ... Paul A. Eiding (born March 28, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American voice actor, voice instructor, and actor. ... Sherry Lynn is a veteran American voice actress, known for young girl roles in animation and video games. ... Mona Marshall (born Mona M. Ianotti on August 31st, 1947) is an American voice actress. ... Candi Milo got into voice acting in Ralph Bakshis Cool World. Candi Milo (Born January 1966), is currently the voice of Coco; Madame Foster; and Cheese on Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, Irma Lair on Disneys W.I.T.C.H., the lead character of Maya Santos... Colleen Ann OShaughnessey (born September 15, 1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a voice actress known for playing the parts of Sora from the first and second seasons of Digimon, Danny Fentons older sister, Jazz Fenton on Danny Phantom and Jody Irwin, one of the titular characters... Philip Proctor (often Phil) (born July 28, 1940 in Goshen, Indiana) is a member of The Firesign Theatre. ... James (Jim) K. Ward (born May 19, 1959 in New York, New York) is a voice actor who has contributed to a large number of video games and movies. ...

See also

  • Kami – explanation of gods and spirits in Japanese mythology
  • Obake and Yokai - the spirits of the Shinto religion.
  • Tengu – the origins of the term kamikakushi (spiriting away) in Japanese folklore
  • Kompeito – the brightly-colored star-shaped candy Lin feeds to the coal-carrying sprites of the boiler room
  • Onsen – a Japanese hot spring resort
  • Sentō – a Japanese bathhouse
  • Jioufen – a Taiwanese town, the model of the downtown near bathhouse
  • List of animated feature-length films

“Megami” redirects here. ... Obake ), also called obakemono, are the traditional ghosts, goblins and monsters from Japanese folklore; the term is virtually the same as yōkai, and includes traditional goblins and monsters, and yūrei, spirits of the human dead. ... The ghost of Oiwa manifesting herself as a lantern obake. ... Tengu and a Buddhist monk, by Kawanabe Kyōsai. ... Kompeito in various colors. ... Susuwatari (ススワタリ lit. ... Outdoor pool, Naruko, Miyagi Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 An onsen ) is a Japanese hot spring. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57 F or... Entrance to the sentō at the Edo Tokyo Open Air Museum Sentō ) is a type of Japanese communal bath house where customers pay for entrance. ... A bath house is a place where people bathe. ... Jioufen at night Jioufen, Taiwan. ... This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised alphabetically under the year of release (the year during which the completed film was first released to the public). ...

References

  1. ^ a b 'Midnight Eye interview: Hayao Miyazaki'. Retrieved on 2006-09-12.
  2. ^ 'Spirited Away' by Roger Ebert. Retrieved on 2006-09-12.
  3. ^ Johnson, G. Allen. "Asian films are grossing millions. Here, they're either remade, held hostage or released with little fanfare", San Francisco Chronicle, February 3, 2005. 
  4. ^ Spirited Away Box Office and Rental History. Retrieved on 2006-04-21.
  5. ^ Reid, Calvin. "'Spirited Away' Sells like Magic", Publisher's Weekly, April 28, 2003. 
  6. ^ Otaku News : Spirited Away to be Aired on Sky Cinema Over Christmas Holidays
  7. ^ Australian TV Guide: March 23-29, 2008; page 12
  8. ^ Australian TV Guide: March 23-29, 2008; page 12
  9. ^ Nausicaa.Net
  10. ^ Spirited Away at Rotten Tomatoes
  11. ^ Best Animation of Rotten Tomatoes

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