Spirited Away – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Spirited Away
Synonyms: Sen and Chihiro’s Spiriting Away
Japanese: 千と千尋の神隠し



Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 2001
Producers: Toho
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG – Children


Stubborn, spoiled, and naïve, 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino is less than pleased when she and her parents discover an abandoned amusement park on the way to their new house. Cautiously venturing inside, she realizes that there is more to this place than meets the eye, as strange things begin to happen once dusk falls. Ghostly apparitions and food that turns her parents into pigs are just the start—Chihiro has unwittingly crossed over into the spirit world. Now trapped, she must summon the courage to live and work amongst spirits, with the help of the enigmatic Haku and the cast of unique characters she meets along the way.

Vivid and intriguing, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi tells the story of Chihiro’s journey through an unfamiliar world as she strives to save her parents and return home.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The best anime film of all time… is hated by me. Spirited away is nothing but a heap of boredom. Nothing appeals to me and everything is slow, difficult to watch, painfully slow and the plot seems to focus on so many things that don’t even matter. So there you go, that’s what I think of the best anime film of all time. Since this is so well loved maybe you’ll disagree with me though.


My Neighbor Totoro

Shows from the same genre: Adventure, Supernatural, Drama

Shows from the same studio: Studio Ghibli


10 thoughts on “Spirited Away – ADB

  1. I agree it’s overrated. I didn’t actually like it the first time I watched it and had to rewatch it later when I was older to appreciate it a bit more after also reading a bunch of interviews and analyses on it. The train scene and animation ended up though making me like it though (and Kamaji)! And the fact that Chihiro was designed to be a protagonists for younger girls that shows that you don’t need to have anything special about you to do something good or be a good person 🙂

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    • I think if I re-watched it I would like it. You’d be pleased to hear I re-watched howls moving castle and really liked it this time!

      Every Ghibli film I didn’t like I’ve ended up liking with a re-watch. So I think I need to re-watch it too.

      I agree that it has a lot of really good things about it as well as things to analyse. It’s just when I watched it I found it boring and didn’t care. I want to re-visit it though.

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    • Aha, I’ve gone on record to dislike Ghibli however I’ve been re-watching all the ones I didn’t like and ended up really enjoying them! I dropped Howl’s moving castle at 20 minutes in (or something) but I re-watched it today and really liked it!

      So I think I’ll end up joining you with liking this one as soon as I re-watch it!

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