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Spirited Away


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Suggestion for Further Viewing/Reading

1. What is the definition of anime?

2. What medium was the forerunner of anime?

3. What makes the animation in Spirited Away unique?

4. What happens to Chihiro’s parents after they eat the foods meant for the spirits?

5. How can Chihiro survive in the spirit world?

6. Why does Kamaji help Chihiro?

7. What does Yubaba steal from Chihiro?

8. What does Yubaba rename Chihiro?

9. How does No-Face gain entry to the bathhouse?

10. What is the other form that Haku takes?

11. How does No-Face get a voice?

12. What can No-Face create out of thin air?

13. What creature does Zeniba turn Boh into?

14. Why did Yubaba put a slug into Haku?

15. What does Sen remember about Haku?

16. What is Yubaba’s final challenge to Sen?

17. Why can’t Haku return home?

18. How does Sen heal Haku and No-Face?

19. What does Sen discover the stink spirit really is?

20. Spirited Away made history in 2003 by winning what award?

21. What distinguishes the features of the characters in anime?

22. What, ultimately, saves Sen from the bathhouse?

23. What does Yubaba initially think has been taken from her?

24. What does Yubaba discover is actually missing?

25. What is Haku’s real name?

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by LunarFox, September 10, 2012

I’ve noticed that several of my followers are Miyazaki fans, so I thought I share this little tidbit of information with you about Spirited Away.

I always wondered why the symbol “ゆ” (said “yu”) was on the door to the bath house. I asked my Japanese teacher, and he wasn’t too sure so I did a little research.

The symbol is used on the entrance to 温泉 (onsen) and 銭湯 (sento), or Japanese bath houses. The word “yu” is translated to “hot water”. So, makes sense to be on a bath house, yes?

Then I d... Read more


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About Haku and Chihiro

by bbluecheese, April 25, 2013

Although this page puts it that Chihiro and Haku share a purely platonic, brother/sister love, this is not true. For one thing, it just doesn't seem like it in the movie. For another, and more importantly, when the movie is played in Chinese, the boiler man (or Zeniba, I forget who) refers to Haku as Chihiro's 男朋友 which means boyfriend. So definitely, romantic relationship there.


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The train

by MadClairvoyant, September 15, 2013

I always wondered why Kamaji told Chihiro that the train used to go two ways, yet it only goes one way now. He could have just told her that it goes one way, right?

Does the conjecture; the train symbolises going to the afterlife, and that our lack of belief has caused it to become a one way trip, make sense?


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