Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

Spirited Away

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Synonyms: Sen and Chihiro's Spiriting Away
Japanese: 千と千尋の神隠し
English: Spirited Away
German: Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland
Spanish: El viaje de Chihiro
French: Le Voyage de Chihiro
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 2001
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 2 hr. 4 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 8.771 (scored by 13123231,312,323 users)
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Ranked: #402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #44
Members: 1,873,295
Favorites: 33,100

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Stubborn, spoiled, and naïve, 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino is less than pleased when she and her parents discover an abandoned amusement park on the way to their new house. Cautiously venturing inside, she realizes that there is more to this place than meets the eye, as strange things begin to happen once dusk falls. Ghostly apparitions and food that turns her parents into pigs are just the start—Chihiro has unwittingly crossed over into the spirit world. Now trapped, she must summon the courage to live and work amongst spirits, with the help of the enigmatic Haku and the cast of unique characters she meets along the way.

Vivid and intriguing, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi tells the story of Chihiro's journey through an unfamiliar world as she strives to save her parents and return home.

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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi held the record of being the highest-grossing film in Japanese history from 2001 until 2020. As of December 2020, it has amassed a total of 31.68 billion yen from Japanese box office sales and a total of $395.8 million worldwide.

This critically acclaimed film has won numerous awards, including the Academy Award—more commonly known as the "Oscar"—for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003 as well as the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival (alongside Bloody Sunday). It is also among the top 10 in the British Film Institute's list of the "50 films you should see by the age of 14."

The English version of Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi was dubbed by Walt Disney Pictures and premiered in 2002. The film was released on DVD and VHS formats in North America by Buena Vista Home Entertainment in 2003.

Characters & Voice Actors


Irino, Miyu

Ogino, Chihiro

Hiiragi, Rumi


Nakamura, Akio




Sugawara, Bunta


Tamai, Yumi


Natsuki, Mari


Yasuda, Ken




Natsuki, Mari


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme


Dec 11, 2008
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 ...
Mar 24, 2015
Mixed Feelings
At the time of this writing, Spirited Away is ranked #2 among anime movies on this site. In my opinion, that is sorely inaccurate. Reading the reviews for it, there are a lot of remarks about the excellent animation and soundtrack (rightfully so) and the strong character design (understandably so), but beyond that, the praise begins to falter. People struggle to justify the disjointed nature of the film, sometimes going with "shows remarkable creativity" and sometimes just falling back on "makes me nostalgic." Viewers who liked it don't know why they liked it, and that doesn't surprise me.

In short, Spirited Away ...
Apr 27, 2008
In many ways this is a difficult review to write. This is because I’m clearly not the target audience, as Spirited Away is a film that is clearly targeted towards children. In the end, I simply decided to review the film as I normally do and leave a disclaimer about not being the target audience.

I first watched this film 5 years ago during my senior year in high school when a friend of mine was raving about it. Back then I found the film to be boring and feature a paper thin plot. Now 5 years later and a few hundred ...

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