I will be back before sunrise. [27] The soundtrack received awards at the 56th Mainichi Film Competition Award for Best Music, the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2001 Best Music Award in the Theater Movie category, and the 17th Japan Gold Disk Award for Animation Album of the Year. Spirited Away is easily one of the top five Studio Ghibli films. Chihiro returns through the tunnel with her parents, who do not remember anything after eating at the restaurant stall. No-Face gives her secretly one. [73][74] GKIDS re-issued the film on Blu-ray and DVD on October 17, 2017. It was the co-recipient of the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival (shared with Bloody Sunday), and is in the top 10 on the British Film Institute's list of "Top 50 films for children up to the age of 14". [35] Upon hearing his reaction to the film, Disney CEO Michael Eisner asked Lasseter if he would be interested in introducing Spirited Away to an American audience. Chihiro also stands outside societal boundaries in the supernatural setting. "The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far", Miyazaki on Spirited Away // Interviews //, "The Making of Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" -- Part 1", "Notoya in Ginzan Onsen stop business for renovation. He attended Arkansas State University where he majored in radio-TV and minored in theater. [44] For instance, Yubaba is stylistically unique within the bathhouse, wearing a Western dress and living among European décor and furnishings, in contrast with the minimalist Japanese style of her employee's quarters, representing the Western capitalist influence over Japan in its Meiji period and beyond. With the use of more computers and programs such as Softimage 3D, the staff learned the software, but used the technology carefully so that it enhanced the story, instead of 'stealing the show'. When first introduced, No-Face appeared in a semi-transparent state while shifting in and out of visibility. [26], The film score of Spirited Away was composed and conducted by Miyazaki's regular collaborator Joe Hisaishi, and performed by the New Japan Philharmonic. "You are in charge for the night. Miyazaki cites the solstice rituals when villagers call forth their local kami and invite them into their baths. "Sen, so nice of you to join us." The Meiji design of the abandoned theme park is the setting for Chihiro's parents' metamorphosis—the family arrives in an imported Audi car and the father wears a European-styled polo shirt, reassuring Chihiro that he has "credit cards and cash," before their morphing into literal consumerist pigs. 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It looks and sounds great on the blu-ray steelbook. Haku finds Chihiro and advises her to ask for a job from the bathhouse's boiler-man, Kamaji. Once someone becomes a pig, they don’t return to being human but instead gradually start to have the "body and soul of a pig". The silent spirit (voice: Bob Bergen again) approaches Sen and offers a handful of soap tokens. [59] In its second weekend, Spirited Away grossed a cumulative $54.8 million in China, and was second only behind Spider-Man: Far From Home that weekend. Rumi Hiiragi was born on August 1, 1987 in Tokyo, Japan. [2004] 2016. "[40] Derek Elley of Variety said that Spirited Away "can be enjoyed by sprigs and adults alike" and praised the animation and music. Ebert also said that Spirited Away was one of "the year's best films," as well as adding it to his 'Great Movies' list. The story is very creative and original. Although she has a good heart and cares for Chihiro, she is quick to defense, and her attitude and words are often sarcastic. Zeniba tells Sen that Haku has stolen a magic golden seal from her, and warns Sen that it carries a deadly curse. Haku takes her to the now-dry riverbed and vows to meet her again. After Chihiro saves No-Face with the emetic dumpling, he becomes timid once more. Ten-year-old Chihiro Ogino and her parents are traveling to their new home when her father takes a shortcut, leading them to what appears to be an abandoned amusement park that Chihiro's father insists on exploring. Name It reminded him of a cherry blossom tree. These people are the ones saying, "We are in a recession and don’t have enough to eat." Along with the rest of the Studio Ghibli films, Spirited Away was released on digital markets for the first time, on 17 December 2019. "The Two Japans of 'Spirited Away'. Originally released in Japan on 20 July 2001 by distributor Toho, the film received universal acclaim,[11] grossing over $383 million at the worldwide box office. This can be compared to deforestation and desertification; humans tear down nature, cause imbalance in the ecosystem, and demolish animals' homes to satisfy their want for more space (housing, malls, stores, etc.) [38][39][40] Among other stories compared to Spirited Away, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is seen to be more closely linked thematically. He is the manager of Yubaba's Bathhouse, who distributes Bath Tokens. Miyazaki thought the bathhouse was a mysterious place, and there was a small door next to one of the bathtubs in the bath house. [33], Besides the original soundtrack, there is also an image album, titled Spirited Away Image Album (千と千尋の神隠し イメージアルバム, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi Imēji Arubamu), that contains 10 tracks. When a grievously injured Haku crashes into Yubaba's penthouse, Sen follows him upstairs. [79] Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times positively reviewed the film and praised the animation sequences. [2] The biggest difficulty in making the film was to reduce its length. When production started, Miyazaki realized it would be more than three hours long if he made it according to his plot. Spirited Away: Bandaigaeru/Frog Foreman Doc McStuffins : Army Al Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon : Various characters, including: Zirrelian crew members and the Zirrelian mayor 'one thousand'), can be thought of as symbolic of capitalism's single-minded concern with value.[42]. Yubaba takes away the second kanji of her name, Chihiro (千尋), renaming her Sen (千). Advertising was limited, with Spirited Away being mentioned in a small scrolling section of the film section of Disney.com; Disney had sidelined their official website for Spirited Away[35] and given the film a comparatively small promotional budget. Patrick Pinney (born June 30, 1952) is an American actor and voice actor. Factory issued a North-America-exclusive Spirited Away collector's edition, which includes the film on Blu-ray, and the film's soundtrack on CD, as well as a 40-page book with statements by Toshio Suzuki and Hayao Miyazaki, and essays by film critic Kenneth Turan and film historian Leonard Maltin.[76][77]. She transforms Yubaba's son, Boh, into a mouse and mutates Yubaba's harpy into a tiny bird. Rated the #1 best film of 2001, and #14 in the greatest all-time movies (according to RYM users). The first is seen when Chihiro is dealing with the "stink spirit." [39], Yubaba has many similarities to the Coachman from Pinocchio, in the sense that she mutates humans into pigs in a similar way that the boys of Pleasure Island were mutated into donkeys. Gallery. "Nothing that Happens is ever Forgotten." Zeniba reveals that Sen's love for Haku broke her curse and that Yubaba used the black slug to take control over Haku. A shikigami that stowed away on her back shapeshifts into Zeniba, Yubaba's twin sister. Miyazaki says of this: In my grandparents' time, it was believed that kami existed everywhere – in trees, rivers, insects, wells, anything. And as always: the fucking disclaimer! At the very moment Chihiro says there is something odd about this town, her parents turn into pigs. A "stink spirit" arrives as Sen's first customer, and she discovers he is the spirit of a polluted river. Yo Oizumi The Foreman gaped at the four thousand year old spirit. "Animation Sensation: Why Japan's Magical Spirited Away Plays Well Anywhere. [24] While some guidebooks and articles claim that the old gold town of Jiufen in Taiwan served as an inspirational model for the film, Miyazaki has denied this. He swallows two more workers when they interfere with his conversation with Sen. Sen sees paper Shikigami attacking a Japanese dragon and recognizes the dragon as Haku. Spirited Away With the narrative drive of a live-action feature and the imaginative leaps of East Asian manga, Japanimation B.O. [25] The Dōgo Onsen is also often said to be a key inspiration for the Spirited Away onsen/bathhouse. Production of Spirited Away commenced in 2000 on a budget of ¥1.9 billion (US$15 million). As they fill the big tub to soak it clean, Lin says the water contains salts that are supposed to be good for you. I do not own "Spirited Away," "Kiki's Delivery Service," or Disney! Yubaba tries to frighten Chihiro away, but Chihiro persists, and Yubaba hires her. With a budget of US$19 million, production of Spirited Away began in 2000. "[81], In 2004, Cinefantastique listed the film as one of the "10 Essential Animations. [32] The lyrics were written by Kimura's friend Wakako Kaku. The museum made Miyazaki feel nostalgic, "especially when I stand here alone in the evening, near closing time, and the sun is setting – tears well up in my eyes. Upon gaining employment at the bathhouse, Yubaba's seizure of Chihiro's true name symbolically kills the child,[41] who must then assume adulthood. "[21] Telecom Animation Film, Anime International Company, Madhouse, Production I.G, Oh! [5] It is frequently considered one of the greatest animated films ever made[12][13][14] and ranks in the top 30 of IMDb's highest rated movies of all time. ", Callis, Cari. No-Face follows Sen out of the bathhouse, regurgitating everything and everyone he has eaten. Chihiro/Sen is a ten-year-old girl who has brown hair, brown eyes, and rosy cheeks. Humanoid Frog [66], In North America, the film was released on DVD and VHS formats by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on April 15, 2003. [47] In stark contrast to the simplicity of Chihiro's journey and transformation is the constantly chaotic carnival in the background.[42]. He often visited the museum for inspiration while working on the film. "Well next time don't let Bôh keep me up so late." 千と千尋の神隠し. While working, she invites a silent creature named No-Face inside, believing him to be a customer. He had to delete many scenes from the story, and tried to reduce the "eye candy" in the film because he wanted it to be simple. There are two major instances of allusions to environmental issues within the movie. The film opens with ten-year-old Chihiro riding along during a … [32] The song itself would be recognized as Gold at the 43rd Japan Record Awards. It's not a story in which the characters grow up, but a story in which they draw on something already inside them, brought out by the particular circumstances. Voice actor (Japanese) In mid-flight, Sen recalls falling years ago into the Kohaku River and being washed safely ashore, correctly guessing Haku's real identity as the spirit of the river and freeing him from Yubaba's spell in the process. The second allusion is seen in Haku himself. ", "Asian films are grossing millions. Rodger Bumpass wearing a shirt featuring his well-known character, Squidward Tentacles. [21], Miyazaki had wanted to produce a new film for years, but his two previous proposals—one based on the Japanese book Kiri no Mukō no Fushigi na Machi (霧のむこうのふしぎな町) by Sachiko Kashiwaba, and another about a teenage heroine—were rejected. [37], The film has been compared to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, as the stories have some elements in common such as being set in a fantasy world, the plots including a disturbance in logic and stability, and there being motifs such as food having metamorphic qualities; though developments and themes are not shared. Her father, a man who loves to take shortcuts, ends up in front of a tunnel leading to what appears to be an abandoned village, which Chihiro's father insists on exploring despite his daughter's misgivings. It was later officially released on DVD in the UK on 29 March 2004, with the distribution being done by Optimum Releasing themselves. The major themes of Spirited Away, heavily influenced by Japanese Shinto-Buddhist folklore, center on the protagonist Chihiro and her liminal journey through the realm of spirits. Kamaji asks Lin, a bathhouse worker, to send Chihiro to Yubaba, the witch who runs the bathhouse. Description Master animation director Hayao Miyazaki follows up on his record-breaking 1997 opus Princess Mononoke with this surreal Alice in Wonderland-like tale about a lost little girl. The foreman attempts to shoo Sen away, but is roughly flung to one side by the faceless spirit, in whose hands magically appears a whole pile of gold nuggets, which he offers to Sen. Although she has a good heart and cares for Chihiro, she is quick to go on the defensive, and her attitude and words are often sarcastic. Rodger Albert Bumpass (born November 20, 1951) is an American actor and voice actor, best known for his roles as Squidward Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants and Professor Membrane in Invader Zim.He is also known for providing extra voices in Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, and Tarzan. Miyazaki wrote the script after he decided the film would be based on the 10-year-old daughter of his friend Seiji Okuda, the movie's associate producer, who came to visit his house each summer. Every summer, Hayao Miyazaki spent his vacation at a mountain cabin with his family and five girls who were friends of the family. Rodger Bumpass (born November 20, 1951) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian.He is best known for his long-running role as Squidward Tentacles on the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.He voices several other characters on the show as well, including Purple Doctor Fish and various anchovies. "[78] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 96 out of 100 based on 41 critics, indicating "universal acclaim. The Ultimate Guide to Spirited Away Characters. [7], Chihiro's archetypal entrance into another world demarcates her status as one somewhere between child and adult. There were people that "turned into pigs" during Japan’s bubble economy (consumer society) of the 1980s, and these people still haven’t realized they’ve become pigs. | Tenkai-japan:Cool Japan Guide-Travel, Shopping, Fashion, J-pop", "Focus Newspaper: Hayao Miyazaki, 72-year-old Mischievous Youngster (from 3:00 mark)", "晩夏(ひとりの季節)/いのちの名前 (The name of life/late summer)", "久石譲 千と千尋の神隠し イメージアルバム (Joe Hisaishi Spirited Away Image Album)", The Making of Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" – Part 3, "Beyond Wonderland: 'Spirited Away' Explores The Significance of Dreams in the Real World", "Studio Ghibli letter sheds new light on Spirited Away mysteries", "What does "Spirited Away" say about Environmentalism? "[11], Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a full four stars, praising the work and Miyazaki's direction. [88], For the concept in Japanese folklore which the film refers to, see, lit. [6] The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tsunehiko Kamijō, Takehiko Ono, and Bunta Sugawara. "No sir, not on the schedule." His organs are visible, pulsating in several states. 'Always, No Matter How Many Times') was written and performed by Youmi Kimura, a composer and lyre-player from Osaka. The legendary Hayao Miyazaki created an animated masterpiece, Spirited Away, made up of a diverse cast of humans and spirits, all of which have complex backgrounds and personalities. The song was intended to be used for Rin the Chimney Painter (煙突描きのリン, Entotsu-kaki no Rin), a different Miyazaki film which was never released. Chihiro glared at her. [45] Miyazaki has stated: Chihiro’s parents turning into pigs symbolizes how some humans become greedy. [83] The film is also ranked #9 of the highest-rated movies of all time on Metacritic, being the highest rated traditionally animated film on the site. At the end of the film, Zeniba decides to take care of No-Face so he can develop without the negative influence of the bathhouse. Chapter 18: Telling the Others Lin was getting fed up with all of this love work. Miyazaki had always been interested in the Pseudo-Western style buildings from the Meiji period that were available there. In gratitude for cleaning him, he gives Sen a magic emetic dumpling. Pixar animator John Lasseter, a fan and friend of Miyazaki, convinced Walt Disney Pictures to buy the film's North American distribution rights, and served as executive producer of its English-dubbed version. "It is not that unbelievable, Lin is one of the most hardworking employee here in the bathhouse!" He falls into the boiler room with Sen, Boh, and the harpy, where Sen feeds him part of the dumpling, causing him to vomit both the seal and a black slug, which Sen crushes with her foot. The foreman shook his head. Spirited Away (Japanese: 千と千尋の神隠し, Hepburn: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 'Sen and Chihiro’s Spiriting Away') is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film, and Mitsubishi. Character Her attire includes a white medium-sleeved T-shirt with bright green stripes, bright red shorts, white socks and sunshine yellow sneakers. When looking at his young friends, Miyazaki felt this was not what they "held dear in their hearts" and decided to produce the film about a young heroine whom they could look up to instead. [15] Accordingly, it became the most successful and highest-grossing film in Japanese history with a total of ¥31.68 billion which converts into $305 million US dollars. [54] Outside of Japan and the United States, the movie was moderately successful in both South Korea and France where it grossed $11 million and $6 million, respectively. "Watch This: Top fifty films for children up to the age of 14". Chihiro helps Lin to clean up the Big Tub. Rodger Bumpass at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con. [3] Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times praised Miyazaki's direction and the voice acting, as well as saying that the film is the "product of a fierce and fearless imagination whose creations are unlike anything a person has seen before. Spirited Away (Japanese: 千と千尋の神隠し, Hepburn: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 'Sen and Chihiro’s Spiriting Away') is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film, and Mitsubishi. However, Sen is interested in Haku, not gold, and runs off. Lin is very strong-hearted, stubborn and occasionally bossy. Joe Hisaishi is a master of film scores and the soundtrack to Spirited Away is probably my favourite of any film ever, everything is just so fitting and beautiful. Foreman At the beginning, he was frustrated at how she looked "dull" and thought, "She isn't cute. Spirited Away (2001) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. After Sen answers correctly that none of the pigs are her parents, she is free to go. [42] Chihiro has been seen as a representation of the shōjo, whose roles and ideology had changed dramatically since post-war Japan. [67] The attention brought by the Oscar win resulted in the film becoming a strong seller. [22][23] As with Princess Mononoke, Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli staff experimented with computer animation. Robert Antalocy, Art Department: Gemini Man. Ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents are traveling to their new home. Spirited Away (synopsis - graphical - Page 4) From GhibliWiki. [28][29][30] Later, Hisaishi added lyrics to "One Summer's Day" and named the new version "The Name of Life" (いのちの名前, .mw-parser-output .noitalic{font-style:normal}"Inochi no Namae") which was performed by Ayaka Hirahara. No-Face decides to remain with Zeniba. Spirited Away - English Transcript Disney's trailer for the Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away, that came out during the 2002 American release.UPDATE:Many people are confused either by … [55] In Argentina, it is in the top 10 anime films with the most tickets sold. Yubaba was talking to the foreman, who was greeting customers while listening to the witch talk, when she spotted Chihiro come in. https://ghibli.fandom.com/wiki/Foreman?oldid=97261. [7] Chihiro also encounters kami of animals and plants. [46] Many of the employees are rude to Chihiro because she is human, and corruption is ever-present;[42] it is a place of excess and greed, as depicted in the initial appearance of No-Face. And Yubaba had to go and pester her about not working. "flourishing swift-flowing amber [river] god", Boyd, James W. and Tetsuya Nishimura. [57] The delayed theatrical release in China was due to long-standing political tensions between China and Japan, but many Chinese became familiar with Miyazaki's films due to rampant video piracy. The stink spirit was actually a river spirit, but it was so corrupted with filth that one couldn't tell what it was at first glance. Perhaps this isn’t a coincidence and the food is actually (an analogy for) "a trap to catch lost humans. Haku destroys the shikigami, eliminating Zeniba's manifestation. The Foreman refuses to give Chihiro one and command her to scrub more. The foreman refuses to give Sen a soap token, but the silent spirit liberates one for her. It follows the theatrical China release of My Neighbour Totoro in December 2018. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards,[17] making it the first and only hand-drawn and non-English-language animated film to win the award. When they reach their car, they find it covered in dust and leaves, but drive off toward their new home. She then undergoes a rite of passage according to the monomyth format; to recover continuity with her past, Chihiro must create a new identity. ... but probably mostly because of the soundtrack. [35] Screenwriters Cindy Davis Hewitt and Donald H. Hewitt penned the English-language dialogue, which they wrote in order to match the characters' original Japanese-language lip movements. Yo Oizumi (born April 3, 1973) is a TV personality and a stage actor based in Hokkaidō. After seeing Spirited Away Lasseter was ecstatic. Haku does not remember his name and lost his past, which is why he is stuck at the bathhouse. The website's critics consensus reads, "Spirited Away is a dazzling, enchanting, and gorgeously drawn fairy tale that will leave viewers a little more curious and fascinated by the world around them. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 97% approval rating based on 187 reviews, with an average rating of 8.61/10. [43], Accordingly, the film can be partly understood as an exploration of the effect of greediness and Western consumerism on traditional Japanese culture. The Foreman is later seen at the entrance of the workplace to stop the Stink Spirit from entering. [87], In his book Otaku, Hiroki Azuma observed: "Between 2001 and 2007, the otaku forms and markets quite rapidly won social recognition in Japan," and cites Miyazaki's win at the Academy Awards for Spirited Away among his examples. This nature results in No-Face's monstrous rampage through the bathhouse. ", Thrupkaew, Noy. It only became clean again when Chihiro pulled out a huge amount of trash, including car tires, garbage, and a bicycle. [69] In the UK, the film was released nationwide by Optimum Releasing on 12 September 2003,[70] and was later issued on DVD and VHS as a rental release through independent distributor High Fliers Films PLC after the film was released to theaters. Because of humans' need for development, they destroyed a part of nature, causing Haku to lose his home and identity. Sen confronts No-Face, who is now massive, and feeds him the rest of the dumpling. It's a fantastic coming-of-age blend of fantasy and adventure, with just enough peril to make it on the edgier side for kids and tweens without sliding it into more scary Princess Mononoke territory. While it is unknown if No-Face has a physical body, it is shown that he can develop arms and legs with the capability of leaving footprints as he walks. She is also very protective, as she hides Chihiro when sneaking her to the top floor to see Yubaba, and also comforts Chihiro while attempting to cure the River Spiritby telling Chihiro she won't let him hurt her. She is also very protective, as she hides Chihiro when sneaking to the top floor to see Yubaba, and also comforts Chihiro while attempting to cure the River Spirit by telling Chihiro she won't let him hurt her. [34], John Lasseter, Pixar animator and a fan and friend of Miyazaki, would often sit with his staff and watch Miyazaki's work when encountering story problems. She is an actress, known for Spirited Away (2001), Ponyo … She wore a pink, flowered-patterned silk kimono. True to the foreman's words, she was quite a vision. ", This page was last edited on 23 January 2021, at 23:18. Each character was mostly hand-drawn, with Miyazaki working alongside his animators to see they were getting it just right. For inspiration, he read shōjo manga magazines like Nakayoshi and Ribon the girls had left at the cabin, but felt they only offered subjects on "crushes" and romance. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Spirited Away 2: The Promise Chapter 3 - All Things Shall Come To Pass. Her hair was also pink, but lighter in color to her clothes and it gave a rather soft glow. Midnight ruling exposes rifts in the Supreme Court . [52], Disney's English dub of the film supervised by Lasseter, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2002[53] and was later released in North America on September 20, 2002. phenom "Spirited Away" is an out-and-out charmer. [42] Just as Chihiro seeks her past identity, Japan, in its anxiety over the economic downturn occurring during the release of the film in 2001, sought to reconnect to past values. While working in the bath house, she is barefoot and wears a bright red and white work uniform with a tasuki cord for tying her sleeves up. ", Reider, Noriko T. 11 February 2009. She is very petite and has a childish appearance, and a quite-pudgy face. Voice actor (Disney) Mitchell also drew a favorable comparison to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, as well as saying that Miyazaki's movies are about "moodiness as mood" and the characters "heightens the [film's] tension. [58] It topped the Chinese box office with a $28.8 million opening weekend, beating Toy Story 4 in China. [84] In 2010, Rotten Tomatoes ranked it as the 13th-best animated film on the site,[85] and in 2012 as the 17th. Sen, No-Face, Boh, and the harpy travel by train to meet Zeniba. She said sounding very grouchy. His figure resembles that of a long, black tube. "[80] Orlando Sentinel's critic Jay Boyar also praised Miyazaki's direction and said the film is "the perfect choice for a child who has moved into a new home. Foreman is a minor character in Studio Ghibli 's film Spirited Away. 11 February 2009. Meanwhile, No-Face, imitating the gold left behind by the stink spirit, tempts a worker with gold and then swallows him. The Foreman (Spirited Away) Turnbuckle (Treasure Planet) Mosquito (A Bug's Life) Add a photo to this gallery. "[82] In 2005, Spirited Away was ranked by IGN as the 12th-best animated film of all time. The most hardworking employee here in the top 10 Anime films with the `` 10 Essential Animations making. To eat. greatest all-time movies ( according to RYM users ) is not that unbelievable Lin. In December 2018 by Youmi Kimura, a composer and lyre-player from Osaka 30... She is very petite and has a childish appearance, and warns Sen that it carries deadly... 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