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Spirited Away
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by Toshio Suzuki
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Starring Japanese
Rumi Hiiragi
Miyu Irino
Mari Natsuki
Takashi Naitō
Yasuko Sawaguchi
English
Daveigh Chase
Jason Marsden
Michael Chiklis
Lauren Holly
Suzanne Pleshette
David Ogden Stiers
Susan Egan
Bob Bergen
Tara Strong
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Cinematography Atsushi Okui
Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Studio Walt Disney Pictures (USA)
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Studio Ghibli (Japan)
Buena Vista Pictures (USA)
United International Pictures (South Africa)
Europa Filmes (Brazil)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Release date(s) Japan:
July 27 2001
United States:
September 20 2002 (original), March 28, 2003 (re-release)
Canada:
November 6 2002
Australia:
December 12, 2002
United Kingdom:
September 12 2003
Running time 124 min.
Country  Japan
Language Japanese
English
Budget ¥1,900,000,000 (approx.)
$19,000,000 (approx.)

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, it is the second-best animated movie, having a 97% rating on the site. The movie occupies the rank of #60 on the IMDb Top 250 Movies list as of December 2008. The Anime Critic gave it a 4 and 1/2 out of five stars.

Plot

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

Original soundtrack listing

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

  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)

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