Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away

Hello dear blog followers! My previous post is about Howl’s Moving Castle and I know that it has been awhile since I wrote that. School days are filled with so many assignments and I still squeeze in watching my favorite anime shows and drawing them after I'm done with all of my homework, that's why blogging seem to take a backseat for now.

Anyways, The topic for today is again, one of my very favorite anime movies called Spirited Away! Happy reading!

This wonderful and unforgettable story is all about Chihiro Ogino, a 10-year old who is moving with her parents to a new home in Japan. On their way there, to get away from so much traffic, her father decided to take a shortcut along the woods. They go through a tunnel and come across a restaurant filled with delicious food. Her parents were so hungry that they started eating lots of food from a restaurant. They insisted that she should go eat with them too. But she refused because she senses danger.

After a while, Chihiro finds out that her parents have been turned into pigs, and a boy from her past meets her once again. His name is Haku. He tells her to work in the bathhouse so she could stay and save her parents. She then she meets Kamaji, the boiler man, Lin (to whom she becomes an assistant), and Yubaba, the witch who rules the bathhouse. She has a gigantic baby named Boh, who is very spoiled.

She meets No Face and lets him in the bathhouse, where he creates a lot of trouble. One day Haku comes back to the bathhouse hounded by flying papers and he gets deeply wounded. She gives Haku the gift the river spirit gave her and he coughs a golden seal, something he took from Zeniba -Yubaba’s twin sister. She set off to Zeniba’s house with No Face and she returns the golden seal and apologizes for Haku. Then she figures out Haku’s name and Haku is freed from his curse.

But before she could go home, Yubaba gives her a final test and if she fails, she will never see her true parents ever again. She passes the test and is free to leave with her parents to the real world. Then she and Haku go to the tunnel and Haku made a promise to see her again and she is told not to look back, not until she went through the tunnel.

So that’s the summary in my point of view. I like the movie because it is adventurous, full of courage, bravery, and funny moments. I think should add some improvements to the story, though. No big ugly wart in Yubaba’s face (LOL!) and no piggified parents (some other animal instead). What do you think? :)

The movie-maker and writer is once again Hayao Miyazaki. Mom downloaded some of his movies and we enjoy watching them together. How cool is that?! I highly recommend his films, so much that I'm making a couple of fanfics about his stories, but I still need to finish them before showing it to you. I do hope to be an author someday, although I have many other ambitions I want to fulfill.

So that’s all for today. Thank you for always supporting me. God Bless us all!


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