Genre: anime

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Producer: Toshio Suzuki for Studio Ghibli

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki

Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara

Music by: Joe Hisaishi

Duration: approximately 7,320 seconds

Wikipedia: wiki about the movie

'Spirited Away' is a first-rate supernatural fantasy that pulls you along on a magical helter skelter ride. Everything about this picture is great. The story. The array of characters. The beautiful hand-drawn animation (a refreshing change from all the emotionless CGI that we are bombarded with these days).

On their way to their new home, a young girl, Chihiro, and her parents stumble into what appears to be an abandoned theme park. But all is not as it seems, as the theme park is a bath-house for the spirits, and not a place where humans are welcome. Chihiro must fend for herself and rescue her parents, as they have been turned to pigs as punishment for eating the food meant for the gods.
The best animations from the US often succeed because they work on an adult level and a child level.. Does 'Spirited Away' keep up with its American competition?


#1, by Julia512, on 23 June 2020, 1:36 pm

I watched it as a kid for the first time and I didn't remember much. Just the picture of parents turned into pigs has stucked in my mind. Later I watched it a few times when I was older and I enjoyed a way more. I love the plot, all this Japanese folklore creatures and the music. Ghibli really knows how to made a good soundtrack. The name of life is such a calming and simply song. Btw have you heard about the prostitution theory in this movie? Make a lot sense for me. Anyway, for me Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle are the best from this studio.

#2, by swm4r, on 26 June 2020, 11:49 pm

I liked the movie, however I have a lot of questions after watching it. I feel like tey didn't really explained anything about the world in movie. I know it's supposed to be mysterious, but I like when every mystery is explained at the end.

The last modyfication on 26 June 2020, 11:50 pm, by swm4r


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