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Spirited Away

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Spirited Away
HepburnSen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
Directed byHayao Miyazaki
Written byHayao Miyazaki
Produced byToshio Suzuki
CinematographyAtsushi Okui
Edited byTakeshi Seyama
Music byJoe Hisaishi
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • 20 July 2001 (2001-07-20) (Japan)
Running time
125 minutes[1]
Budget¥1.9–2 billion (US$15–19.2 million)[2]
Box office$395.8 million[a]

Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, lit. Sen and Chihiro's Spiriting Away) is a 2001 anime movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was first released in Japan. The movie was a success, and went on to win an Academy Award for animation.

Based on 153 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes,[6] it is the second-best animated movie, having a 97% rating on the site.[7] The movie occupies the rank of #60 on the IMDb Top 250 Movies list as of December 2008.[8] The Anime Critic gave it a 4 and 1/2 out of five stars.[9]

Plot[change | change source]

Chihiro Ogino and her parents are trapped in a spirit world, when they arrive. Chihiro meets a young apprentice named Haku, who tells him that she must return to the human world. Chihiro meets Yubaba, the owner of the bathhouse and Haku's master. Yubaba allows Chihiro to stay by having her sign a contract, causing her name to change into Sen. After days of working and solving past memories, Chihiro returns to the normal world, after her parents reverted into humans.

Soundtrack listing[change | change source]

Original soundtrack listing[change | change source]

Track Author Duration
1 One Summer's Day (あの夏へ, Ano Natsu e) Joe Hisaishi (久石譲) 3:09
2 Road To Somewhere (とおり道, Toori Michi) 2:07
3 Empty Restaurant (誰もいない料理店, Dare mo Inai Ryōriten) 3:15
4 Nighttime Coming (夜来る, Yoru Kuru) 2:00
5 Dragon Boy (竜の少年, Ryū no Shōnen) 2:12
6 Sootballs (ボイラー虫, Boirā Mushi) 2:33
7 Procession Of The Spirits (神さま達, Kami-samatachi) 3:00
8 Yubaba (湯婆婆) 3:30
9 Bathhouse Morning (湯屋の朝, Yuya no Asa) 2:02
10 Day Of The River (あの日の川, Ano Hi no Kawa) 3:13
11 It's Hard Work (仕事はつらいぜ, Shigoto wa Tsuraize) 2:26
12 Stink Spirit (おクサレ神, Okusare-kami) 4:01
13 Sen's Courage (千の勇気, Sen no Yūki) 2:45
14 Bottomless Pit (底なし穴, Sokonashi Ana) 1:18
15 No Face (カオナシ, Kaonashi) 3:47
16 Sixth Station (6番目の駅, Roku-banme no Eki) 3:38
17 Yubaba's Panic (湯婆婆狂乱, Yubaba Kyōran) 1:38
18 House At Swamp Bottom (沼の底の家, Numa no Soko no Ie) 1:29
19 Reprise (ふたたび, Futatabi) 4:53
20 The Return Day (帰る日, Kaeru Hi) 3:20
21 Always With Me (いつも何度でも, Itsu mo Nando demo) Yumi Kimura (木村弓) 3:35

Image album track listing[change | change source]

  1. Ano Hi no Kawa e (あの日の川へ, lit. To that Days' River) by Umi (3:54)
  2. Yoru ga Kuru (夜が来る, lit. Night is Coming) by Joe Hisaishi (4:25)
  3. Kamigami-sama (神々さま, lit. Gods) by Shizuru Otaka (3:55)
  4. Yuya (油屋, lit. Bathhouse) by Tsunehiko Kamijō (3:56)
  5. Fushigi no Kuni no Jyūnin (不思議の国の住人, lit. The People in Wonderland) by Joe Hisaishi (3:20)
  6. Samishii samishii (さみしいさみしい, lit. Lonely lonely) by Monsieur Kamayatsu (3:41)
  7. Solitude (ソリチュード, Sorichūdo) by Rieko Suzuki and Hiroshi Kondo (3:49)
  8. Umi (, lit. The Sea) by Joe Hisaishi (3:22)
  9. Shiroi Ryū (白い竜, lit. White Dragon) by Rikki (3:33)
  10. Chihiro no Waltz (千尋のワルツ, Chihiro no Warutsu, Chihiro's Waltz) by Joe Hisaishi (3:20)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Spirited Away (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. 14 August 2003. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. Herskovitz, Jon (15 December 1999). "'Mononoke' creator Miyazaki toons up pic". Variety. Archived from the original on 24 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  3. Harding, Daryl. "Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Overtakes Your Name to Become 2nd Highest-Grossing Anime Film of All Time Worldwide". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on 15 February 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. España, Taquilla (24 May 2021). "El viaje de Chihiro". TAQUILLA ESPAÑA (in European Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 July 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  5. "Spirited Away 2021 Re-release (Spain)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 9 July 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  6. Spirited Away at Rotten Tomatoes
  7. "Best Animation of Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  8. "IMDb Top 250 Movies list". IMDb. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  9. "Spirited Away". The Anime Critic. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  1. Spirited Away's Worldwide Box Office:
    • Original Run including re-release until Studio Ghibil Fest 2020 – US$395,580,000 (¥47,030,975,000)[3]
    • 2021 re-release in Spain – 186,772[4] (US$222,070)[5]

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