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[[Image:Spirited Away - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American DVD cover.]]
 
[[Image:Spirited Away - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American DVD cover.]]
  
'''''Spirited Away''''' is an animated film written and directed by [[Hayao Miyazaki]] and produced by [[Studio Ghibli]]. It is about a whiny young girl moving into a new town, but suddenly finding herself in a bathhouse for the spirits, with her parents turned into pigs. There are many dangerous spirits and the owner of the bath house, Baba Yaga, is a scary witch who steals the little girl's name.
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'''''Spirited Away''''' is an animated film written and directed by [[Hayao Miyazaki]] and produced by [[Studio Ghibli]] and released in 2001. It is about a young girl moving into a new town, but an unplanned detour by her parents causes them to end up in a strange spirit world. Her parents are turned into pigs, and the little girl finds herself in the employ of a witch who owns a bathhouse for the spirits. Everywhere the little girl turns there is danger, but also fascinating excitement.
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I first saw the movie shortly after it came out in the USA with my friends who where huge anime geeks. I enjoyed it and noticed that it had a lot in common with [[Alice's Adventures In Wonderland]].
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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* The character design is also fantastic. Everything is very exotic and unlike anything you'd expect.
 
* The character design is also fantastic. Everything is very exotic and unlike anything you'd expect.
 
* The locations are very exciting. There is always a hint of danger, and you never feel very comfortable with where you are.
 
* The locations are very exciting. There is always a hint of danger, and you never feel very comfortable with where you are.
* The characters all have depth. Nobody is 2D or a stereotype, even the villains are relatable.
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* The characters all have depth. Nobody is 2D stereotype, even the villains are relatable and interesting.
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* The movie has a really good ending.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* Like all animation, the character animation frame rate is too low. It's certainly higher than any other Japanese animation I've seen, but still far less than it could be.
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* Like all Japanese animation, the frame rate is too low. It's certainly higher than any other anime I've seen, but still far less than it could be.
 
* Chihiro is a bit too pathetic at times.
 
* Chihiro is a bit too pathetic at times.
* The movie gets a little dull near the end. When Chihiro goes to visit Zeniba.
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* The movie gets a little dull near the end when Chihiro goes to visit Zeniba.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===

Revision as of 14:48, 16 June 2017

North American DVD cover.

Spirited Away is an animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli and released in 2001. It is about a young girl moving into a new town, but an unplanned detour by her parents causes them to end up in a strange spirit world. Her parents are turned into pigs, and the little girl finds herself in the employ of a witch who owns a bathhouse for the spirits. Everywhere the little girl turns there is danger, but also fascinating excitement.

I first saw the movie shortly after it came out in the USA with my friends who where huge anime geeks. I enjoyed it and noticed that it had a lot in common with Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

Review

Good

  • The whole movie makes you feel frightened, alone, and helpless, but at the same time being amazed and in awe.
  • The backgrounds throughout the entire movie art gorgeous.
  • The character design is also fantastic. Everything is very exotic and unlike anything you'd expect.
  • The locations are very exciting. There is always a hint of danger, and you never feel very comfortable with where you are.
  • The characters all have depth. Nobody is 2D stereotype, even the villains are relatable and interesting.
  • The movie has a really good ending.

Bad

  • Like all Japanese animation, the frame rate is too low. It's certainly higher than any other anime I've seen, but still far less than it could be.
  • Chihiro is a bit too pathetic at times.
  • The movie gets a little dull near the end when Chihiro goes to visit Zeniba.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

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