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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

Alternative Titles

English: Spirited Away
Japanese: 千と千尋の神隠し

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 2001
Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.921 (scored by 221021 users)
Ranked: #152
Popularity: #32
Members: 293,554
Favorites: 6,714
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Popular Tags

adventure drama fantasy ghibli supernatural

Synopsis

On the way to their new home, 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino's family stumbles upon a deserted theme park. Intrigued, the family investigates the park, though unbeknownst to them, it is secretly inhabited by spirits who sleep by day and appear at night. When Chihiro's mother and father eat food from a restaurant in the street, angry spirits turn them into pigs. Furthermore, a wide sea has appeared between the spirit world and the human one, trapping Chihiro, the sole human, in a land of spirits. Luckily for her though, a mysterious boy named Haku appears, claiming to know her from the past. Under his instructions, Chihiro secures a job in the bathhouse where Haku works. With only her courage and some new found friends to aid her, Chihiro embarks on a journey to turn her parents back to their original forms and return home.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Haku
Haku
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Marsden, Jason
English
Marsden, Jason
...
Ogino, Chihiro
Ogino, Chihiro
Main
Hiiragi, Rumi
Japanese
Hiiragi, Rumi
Chase, Daveigh
English
Chase, Daveigh
...
Yubaba
Yubaba
Supporting
Natsuki, Mari
Japanese
Natsuki, Mari
Pleshette, Suzanne
English
Pleshette, Suzanne
...
Lin
Lin
Supporting
Egan, Susan
English
Egan, Susan
Tamai, Yumi
Japanese
Tamai, Yumi
...

Staff

Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Ishii, Tomohiko
Assistant Producer
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kimura, Youmi
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition



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Apr 21, 2015
adrianojones
The pitch-black shadows of a long tunnel envelop young Chihiro and her parents, swallowing them whole; yet this veil of darkness is soon extinguished by the vibrant green fields beneath a radiant sun and azure skies. Soon afterwards, the lights dim; softly-lit lamps begin to illuminate the shadows, empty streets once again bustle with shades, and the vestiges of the world Chihiro once knew begin to vanish. The bodies of Chihiro's parents have been morphed; her own body begins to fade. As a human, she is foreign, left frightened and perhaps a little captivated, accompanied only by a mysterious, yet familiar stranger named Haku. She read more
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Jan 11, 2011
jal90
This is my first review in MyAnimeList, so I apologize in advance if you find the ideas I'll put forward here badly-written, explained or structured.

I am going to talk about Spirited Away (yeah, obvious). It's been quite a long time since I watched it for the last time, more than a year in fact; but I became a really fascinating and influential piece for me at that time, far enough to define my current love for Miyazaki's works, the Studio Ghibli and animation in general as an art and a strong way of expression. Today it's still one of my favorite animated features of any read more
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Dec 11, 2008
Aeterna
When I first saw the movie, I didn't see what the big deal was. All right, so a girl gets whisked away to a fantasy world? We've heard that story before. And, unlike many other movies, there's no dramatic love story or epic battles and action scenes to keep you at the edge of your seat. Consequently, I didn't think of it as being very exciting.

Still, I watched it again and, for some reason, I got it the second time around. Spirited Away isn't meant to be anything grand, with all the bells and whistles. It has a quiet, subdued way of telling a simple read more
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Nov 15, 2013
Gonzo-lewd
The very facet of childhood can be boiled down to the very definition of mysterious wonder and awe-inspiring imagination. We’ve all had those moments where we would go off into our own little world of childlike imagination and try experience an entirely new reality different from our own. Films have tried to recapture the atmosphere that resembles this nostalgic feeling of experiencing the journey of childhood that either succeeded or failed. It just takes a man like Miyazaki to do just that flawlessly.

Miyazaki isn’t a stranger to making movies about childhood and things similar of its nature; Totoro would be an obvious example to this read more
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Recommendations

Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle are visually stunning experiences with a strong surreal underpinning behind coming of age narratives. In both movies a magical world unfolds before bewildered young heroines who must claim a new position within apparent chaos. Spirited Away is more hectic and upbeat while Howl's focus on darker themes such as war and violence. Yet both invoke the same spirit of beautiful natural scenes rendered sublime by Miyazaki's unique style.
similiar style of heart-warming supernatural story with similiar facinating ghosts characters. Touching scenes & stories..
Both are fantasy Anime that are really imaginative and filled with fantasy. Both Anime feature strange creatures in a world that is similar to ours.
in both movies, the main characters come into a new world and try to save their parents. this new world has supernatural and fantasy world in which they both try to adapt to their new environments. worth while to check the other out ^__^
Paprika has the same dream-like funkiness that it seems only Japanese anime can pull off. A fun watch with great animation.
Both are movies talking about a human that encounters a resident of spirits, in Spirited away it's a town and in Hotarubi no Mori e it's a forest. In both a human girl becomes a friend with one of the spirits and later falls in love with it. Both are lovely supernatural stories.

Opening Theme

"Day of the River/Ano hi no kawa" by Joe Hisaishi

Ending Theme

"Itsumo Nando demo (Always with Me)" by Yumi Kimura

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