Spirited Away accurately describes the experience of the viewer as well as that of the little girl who learns courage and love. I was engrossed from start to finish by the story, masterful animation and music. The artists showed an unbelievable attention to detail and created majestic scenery as a backdrop for the story. It’s quirky, but appeals to the imagination and in a world of spirits, anything can happen. Miyazaki takes some liberties, resulting in a hybrid of Alice in Wonderland and The Neverending Story, but that description really doesn’t do it justice.
For more information, take a look at the official site, the trailer and a review.
Miyazaki is a brilliant animator and filmmaker.
His previous film, Princess Mononoke, was only second to Titanic in Japanese video sales.
His use of color is a joy to behold.
So far, I have only seen Spirited Away once, so I hesitate to comment on the plot. Typical of his work, there are no good guys and bad guys; characters do good and bad things based on understandable motivations.
Mononoke was completely hand-drawn; I have read that in Spirited Away, Miyazaki used some computer generated graphics.
There is alot of info about his work on the web, e.g. see http://www.nausicaa.net
This really does look like a good movie.Really,I love all of their movies and so does my kids.I can’t wait to see it :)
I loved Spirited Away, and I also loved Princess Mononoke and Nausicaa. Studio Ghibli films are pretty much always excellent. Mononoke did, however, use some computer graphics: See here for details. I don’t think the computer graphics detract at all from either film since they’re blended so well you don’t even notice.
congrats to spirited away for an impressive showing and taking home an oscar WOO HOO!
I love this movie so much! It is the best!
If I had to choose my most favorite movie, it would be ‘Spirited Away.’ It’s absolutely the greatest! Though I really wish that Chihiro and Haku had kissed in the end when they were falling down the sky…
I went to see it again with a bunch of friends, and none of them liked it. I was flabbergasted, to say the least. I love it and think it’s an excellent film, but it’s not quite my favorite.
I’m okay with no kissing; I like how Miyazaki’s films focus on other emotions and character building besides romantic love. There’s certainly love portrayed, but it’s the enduring sort of love from a deep friendship that I admire beyond the flare of passion.
I was completly captivated by the movie and really I think if the veiwer enjoys the movie as much as I did then nothing else matters To be honest I watched the movie 7 times and I would say this is the best movie ever
I watch this movie over and over. I miss Japan, it reminds me of it. ^_^ Miyazaki has done it again! With great detail and wonderful characters that will make you scared, laugh, and much more. Lin is my fav in there.
Spirited Away is the best movie ever! It’s worth it’s weight in gold!
Haku is so handsome and Sen is very beautiful. I hope have have ‘SPIRITED AWAY 2’. NICE SHOW!!!!!
Spirited Away is begging for a sequal! Don’t you people agree?!
Wow. I just watched Spirited Away with my Anime class. I..there are really no words to describe it. It’s amazing! I love the plot line, it’s unique in a different way. I really want to buy the DVD now. The musical score is fantastic! My favorite characters would be Haku and Lin. But I also like the spidery dust creatures. ^_^
Being English, I think we were the last people in the world to see this fantastic film, even then it had a very limited cinema release here, but to me it speaks volumes, its almost like a religion, to me, even now I watch it 2 or 3 times a week, I listen to the CD sound track while I’m working in my office in which a Giant Poster of our beloved Chihiro watches over me. Plus my wife looks like a Chihiro clone “lucky me”. YES to me, this is without question the World’s greatest ever film!!
i have only seen spirited away and would like to know what miyazakis other movies are like. as i enjoeyd this one
I LOVE this movie. The colors, the music, the plot, the characters, they’re all brilliant!! I watch Spirited Away every week and I practically memorized the whole move!! (No exageration) But no one can ever get tired of watching Miyazaki films. =) I mean where does this guy come up with these ideas?! All the characters are my favorite, especially the tiny sootballs!!
i love this movie! i really hope there is a spirited away 2! i think the ending could have been longer or something, because it just seemed weird for chihiro ( sorry,i cant spell the names properly) to just walk away from haku. but if there’s a secound movie then that might eplain it a bit more ( and haku said they would meet again, so maybe there will be a second movie!). i really hope there is! the colour and animation is fantastic, and the music is beautiful!
there is also Kiki’s delivery service and Castle in the Sky if you like the animator.
I love spirited away it’s my favourite movie. I hope thers going to be no. 2 and if there is I would love to see it.
Miyazaki’s new film, Howl’s Moving Castle was scheduled to be released in the UK on 31st March 2005, but for some reason it has not!
Does anyone know when it is going to be released in the UK? I understand that it’s going to be released in the USA on June 10th, so I might have to take a special trip to the States, I have read that the new Film will feature the voice talents of Christian Bale as Howl,
Jean Simmons as Sophie Hatter, Lauren Bacall as the Witch of the Waste
and Billy Crystal as Calcifer(the wise cracking fire demon, that powers the Moving Castle). Thankfully I have now acquired all of Miyazaki’s Beautiful Films, and presently I would Personally put them in this following Order, 1,Porco Rosso 2,Castle in the Sky 3,Kiki’s Delivery Service 4,Spirited Away(my first Miyazaki) 5,My Neighbour Totoro 6,Princess Mononoki 7,Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind and
finally 8,The Castle of Calagastro, all of his films are so special to me. What are your Favourites???
I really hope theres a Spirited Away 2. Come Miyazaki Chihiro and Haku need to be togather.
On Thursday the 18th August 2005, Spirited Away was shown in Central London, in the Open Air, I was there along with 2,300 other fans of this most Beautiful and Enchanting Film.
Also as mentioned in Comment 20, I did go to New York City, and I saw Miyazaki’s New Film – Howl’s Moving Castle, again as per, its a Gorgeous Film, and I saw it 5 times in the space of 6 days. Also finally it gets shown here (UK) from 23rd September, I can’t wait to drag all my Family and Friends along to see it.
It is one of the best movies that I have ever seen and I don’t like alot of movies that don’t already have a show based on them. I do hope that there is a second movie seince there are more things to be explained!!!
can some one please tell me if there is going to be a second Spirited Away? I really want to know
the reason there should be a sequal to it is because sin and Haku should be together
I really want to be in that kind of world with the hott Haku
I just want to no how the rest goes
Ill be the first one to see it maybe
I love this movie! who couldn’t? its got beautiful music, scenery, and the plot to the story. . . . how can anyone say no? my family didn’t like it. . . they need to learn how to live!i watch this movie atleast once a day. I can’t get enough of it!It’s so addicting! And the ending keeps you guessing. They ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NEED TO MAKE A SPIRITED AWAY 2! Haku and Chihiro need to be together!:)
Can anyone tell me when Gedo Senki, or as we know it: Tales from Earthsea! is going to be shown in the UK or USA? This latest Studio Ghibli Film is Directed by Miyazaki’s Son!
I really loved this movie. It was so colorful and realistic that I felt like the movie was real. There really should be a Spirited Away 2. In it they should show Chihiro and Haku meeting again plus a whole new adventure of course. The ending really left me wondering if Chihiro and Haku really met again.
i really love spirited away and i definatly agree that they should make spirited away2. iv watched it loads of times but always get upset at the end when chihiro and haku have to leave each other. its so sad but the film is absolutely brilliant :)
I really wish Miyazaki made a spirited away 2!!!!!
I want to know what happens to haku.And will Chihiro and Haku meet again.
This movie is one i’ll never forget! ^-^ while i was trying to find out if there will be another Spirited Away and just wanted to post something. I agree with all of you that this movie ROCKS and that there should be another!! ^-^
Oh My God! I simply love this movie and watch it time and time again.Please Please Please make A second part. This is one of those great movies which will always have its originality intact. Its awesome. I mean Haku and Sen are such a great couple and making a movie a couple of years in the future would be teriffic idea. PLEASE…………….
Spririted Away is just amamzing and I didn’t even know that Haku and Chihiro liked each other that is so weird
Ilove the movie I love all the characters. Please make a new one because i love all your movies esspecially ‘spirited away’ and ‘castle in the sky’
Do any of you know if there will be a second spirited away, I need to know if you do add [email protected], I’ll reward you with anything you need to know about anything if you tell me.
i think they shud make a2nd spirited away but i really hope they dont make it so she is grown up please dont!! she shud be about the same age no older plz i hate storys where there children come back and have the adventure instead its chikiros story not theres. plz no adults just chikiro sn haku the same age xxxx
Spirited Away, it makes me feel so gay!
i love love love love spirited away. there is a second book on fanfiction or something i am writing a third one right now. although,i think they should have kissed when they fell from the sky. i think hayoa miyazaki should write a second one. it is totally AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!