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Yubaba (湯婆婆)The evil, greedy witch that runs the spirits bath house where Chihiro is forced to work. She is known to be very powerful and has the ability to turn into a bird. She has a very large son whom she takes care of at the bath house and only shows her nice nature to him. When people begin to work at the bathhouse she signs a contract with them in which she changes and takes their name.
The legendary Hayao Miyazaki created an animated masterpiece, Spirited Away, made up of a diverse cast of humans and spirits, all of which have complex backgrounds and personalities. This ultimate guide to the mysterious Spirited Away characters is sure to help you understand them better.
While Yubaba is undoubtedly the antagonist in the movie Spirited Away, she surprisingly has a number of quite redeeming qualities that make her an incredibly multi-dimensional character. Take a look at some of the positive attributes that make us wonder if she truly is the "bad witch"...