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Spirited Away
File:Spirited Away poster.JPG
Spirited Away movie poster
Directed byHayao Miyazaki
Produced byToshio Suzuki
Written byHayao Miyazaki
Rumi Hiiragi
Miyu Irino
Mari Natsuki
Takashi Naitō
Yasuko Sawaguchi
Daveigh Chase
Jason Marsden
Michael Chiklis
Lauren Holly
Suzanne Pleshette
David Ogden Stiers
Susan Egan
Bob Bergen
Tara Strong
Music byJoe Hisaishi
CinematographyAtsushi Okui
Edited byTakeshi Seyama
Distributed byToho (Japan)
Studio Ghibli (Japan)
Walt Disney Pictures (USA)
United International Pictures (South Africa)
Europa Filmes (Brazil)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Release date
July 27 2001
United States:
September 20 2002 (original), March 28, 2003 (re-release)
November 6 2002
December 12, 2002
United Kingdom:
September 12 2003
Running time
124 min.
Country Japan
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 an anime movie by Hayao Miyazaki, first released in Japan in 2001. The movie was a success, and went on to win an Academy Award for animation.

Based on 153 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes,[1] it is the second-best animated movie, having a 97% rating on the site.[2] The movie occupies the rank of #60 on the IMDb Top 250 Movies list as of December 2008.[3] The Anime Critic gave it a 4 and 1/2 out of five stars.[4]


A girl named Chihiro gets lost in a spirit world. Along with escaping, she has to save her parents, who have turned into pigs as a result of eating food meant for the spirits. She discovers a bathhouse that spirits go to for relaxation. Chihiro is informed by a young apprentice named Haku that she must get a job by asking the boiler man, Kamaji. Kamaji turns her away, but tells her to request a job from Yubaba, the witch who owns the bathhouse, and is Haku's master. Yubaba allows her to stay by having her sign a contract. The contract Chihiro signed allowed Yubaba to take Chihiro's name Kanji, and change her name to Sen. Then she finds a boy named Haku who is really a dragon who befriends and falls in love with Chihiro, their relationship is dangerous to have because dragon spirits are not allowed to talk or have contact near humans. Chihiro then saves her parents and goes back to the normal world.

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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