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PostSubject: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:57 am

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Spirited Away!!
Ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents are moving to a new town, much to Chihiro's displeasure. While driving, they get lost and her father decides to take a 'shortcut' down a mysterious forested pathway. After a short but bumpy drive, the family comes to a stop at what seems to be an abandoned theme park. Curious, the father leads his family through a tunnel and explores the park, finding a deserted town and a stall full of freshly-cooked food. The parents greedily help themselves while Chihiro refuses to eat. As Chihiro's parents are eating, she wanders off and meets a boy named Haku. Haku seems to be familiar with Chihiro and warns her to escape with her parents; she returns to find they have turned into pigs, and that the way back has become a deep river. Spirits appear and go about the park. Haku secretly takes Chihiro to a large bathhouse to avoid alerting the spirits to her presence. Haku then tells her that she must get a job from the witch Yubaba, the owner of the park's bathhouse, until he can help her recover her parents and escape.

With the help of the six-armed boiler room master Kamajii and a bathhouse servant girl named Lin, Chihiro is able to convince Yubaba to give her a job; in exchange, Chihiro is forced to give up her name so that Yubaba may keep her in service for eternity. Yubaba gives her new servant the name "Sen(千)," which is derived from "Chihiro(千尋)" by removing the second character and using the alternate reading of the first. Chihiro eventually learns that Haku is similarly indebted to Yubaba. Chihiro is put to work alongside Lin, helping to bathe and serve the most difficult spirits in the bathhouse. Chihiro is able to successfully bathe a "stink spirit" (later revealed to be a river spirit who had been heavily polluted), who rewards Chihiro for her service with a magic medicine made from special herbs.

Chihiro discovers Haku's true form, a dragon, and he is later attacked in this form by paper birds controlled by Zeniba, Yubaba's twin sister. Haku had stolen Zeniba's sigil under orders from Yubaba. Chihiro tries to help Haku recover from his injuries using the medicine given to her by the river spirit, which acts as an emetic to the dragon, thus recovering Zeniba's sigil and squashing a peculiar black slug that had been attached to it. Haku remains comatose, so Chihiro decides to travel to Zeniba's home to return the sigil, hoping to break her curse over Haku. Chihiro sets out on a train ride across the spirit world, along with a wraith-like spirit called No Face, who terrorized the bathhouse and tried to earn the affection of Chihiro, and Boh, Yubaba's gigantic infant son whom Zeniba had transformed into a mouse.

The group arrives at Zeniba's house to find that Zeniba is friendlier than expected, and that the curse on Haku was placed on him by Yubaba, but Chihiro's love and caring has broken the spell. Zeniba makes Chihiro a special hairband to show her that her friends are with her, as well as for protection, and No Face is offered to stay at Zeniba's home as her assistant. Haku, now recovered, shows up to return Chihiro to the bathhouse, explaining that Yubaba will return Chihiro's parents to normal and allow all three of them to leave in exchange for returning Boh. As they travel on Haku's dragon form, Chihiro realizes that Haku is the same river spirit that saved her as a small child when she fell into the Kohaku River, and the realization helps to break Yubaba's control on Haku completely. At the bathhouse, Yubaba reveals that Chihiro must pass one more task as part of Haku's deal: identify which pigs in the huge herd are her parents. Chihiro passes the test, as she states that none of them are her parents, and Yubaba is forced to let her and her family go. Haku escorts her to the entrance of the spirit world, telling her that her parents are waiting on the other side, but not to look back or else the deal will be broken. Chihiro rejoins her parents, not once looking back. The family returns to their car (now dusty and covered with fallen leaves and branches, looking as though a long time has passed) and continues to their new home. Zeniba's hair band is still in Chihiro's hair, proving her adventure to be true. In the English adapation, the movie ends as Chihiro's parents tell her that they understand her worry, to which she replies that she thinks she'll do fine. This is a significant change from the Japanese original, which leaves Chihiro in silent thought as the car drives away.
Yep! Long description! But one of my favorite movies I've ever seen! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:27 pm

Holy lord it's been a long while since I've seen this. I just remember it was on Cartoon Network or something a while back but I can't remember if I liked it that much or not. xD Probably should go back and rewatch it one of these days. :O

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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:40 pm

yea lolol i remember i saw this a few times and it was so weird. i got so confused a bunch of times XD

but i did enjoy it.

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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:43 pm

I really liked this movie I love you
Mal, go watch it now! you have to!
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:01 pm

I thought it was one of the best animated movies I've ever seen XD
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:26 am

Mal wrote:
Holy lord it's been a long while since I've seen this. I just remember it was on Cartoon Network or something a while back but I can't remember if I liked it that much or not. xD Probably should go back and rewatch it one of these days. :O

Myyyyyyy god woman! Get your ass in gear and watch this ****!

If you don't remember it that well you probably only caught parts of it. This is one of Miyazaki's finest. This and My Neighbor Totoro...
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:30 pm

Great movie, a MUST see for those who havn't seen it
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:52 am

i still have to watch this....
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:04 am

Yes, yes you do.

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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:06 am

i herd its prety gawd
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:14 am

Pretty good? More like one of the best movies you'll ever see. Miyazaki at his finest.
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:41 pm

as I said...pretty good
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PostSubject: Re: Spirited Away ftw! :D   Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:11 pm

Great movie!!
Everyone go watch this!

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