The Spiriting Away Of Sen And Chihiro
This is one of my favorite movie in Miyazaki’s master pieces, and this is the one that I got interest in his works. It was very popular when it distributed in Korea; but I didn’t like animation movie very much, so I refused to see this movie when I friends asked me to watch this one at first. However, she insisted that The Spiriting Away of Sen and Chihiro is the different than other Disney animation movie. Therefore, I show this and I fell in love with director of Sen and Chihiro who is Miyazaki Hayao.
This is my favorite scene in Sen and Chihiro.
Probably, many people saw this movie. This is not like Disney animation which is fairy tale style. This movie shows Miyazaki’s imagination which catch people’s interest making them fall into his world.
Chihiro Ogino, a 10-year-old girl, moves with her parents to a new town when they become lost and find what appears to be an abandoned amusement park. Chihiro’s father insists on exploring it, and she and her mother reluctantly accompany him. Chihiro’s parents sample the food at an unattended stall. After Chihiro wanders off and finds a grand bathhouse, a boy approaches and warns her to leave before nightfall. When Chihiro runs back to her parents, she finds they have been transformed into pigs, and the park starts to swarm with monsters.
She eventually learns from Haku, the boy she had met earlier, that her family has become trapped in the spirit world. He also reveals that he had known her since she was a child. Haku brings Chihiro to the bathhouse where he tells her to see Kamaji, a six-armed man who works the boiler room, to ask for a job. Rejecting Chihiro’s request, Kamaji entrusts her to Lin, a bathhouse worker. Lin takes her to see Yubaba, the witch who runs the bathhouse. Denying Chihiro’s request to work, Yubaba eventually allows her to work on the condition that her name is changed to Sen (千?), the first character of Chihiro’s name. Having been told from Haku that Yubaba controls her servants by taking their names, Chihiro is warned that if she forgets her real name, she will be trapped in the world forever.
While working as Lin’s assistant, Sen allows a mysterious masked spirit to enter. Later, a “stink spirit” enters the bathhouse. Sen eventually cleans the stink spirit, revealing himself to be a spirit of a polluted river. In return for restoring his health, the river spirit bestows upon Sen an emetic dumpling.
Sen eventually realizes Haku is actually a dragon. Having been seriously injured his dragon form by a shikigami, Yubaba orders her servants to kill Haku, but is eventually rescued by Sen. The shikigami reveals herself to be Zeniba, Yubaba’s twin sister. Zeniba informs Sen that Haku stole her gold seal on Yubaba’s orders and transforms Boh, Yubaba’s large baby son, into a mouse and her bird into a smaller bird, demanding the gold seal to be given back. Haku and Sen flee and fall into the boiler room again, where she feeds him part of the dumpling. Haku coughs up the gold seal and a black slug, which Sen crushes with her foot. Kamaji gives Sen train tickets to visit Zeniba and to beg her to lift the curse on the seal. Boh, in his mouse form, and the bird accompany her.
Meanwhile, the masked spirit Sen allowed into the bathhouse reveals himself as a monster called “No Face.” No Face, who swallows one of the servants, a frog, in order to speak, offers gold to the staff in exchange for large quantities of food. No Face continues to eat, causing it to grow to immense size, eventually swallowing several other employees. Later, Sen feeds No Face the remainder of the dumpling, causing him to regurgitate everything and everyone out. Restored to his prior inoffensive form, No Face also accompanies Sen to Zeniba’s house.
Haku regains consciousness and learns that Sen has gone to see Zeniba. Yubaba, enraged by both the damage caused by No Face and Sen’s departure, orders Sen’s parents to be killed. Haku appears and warns Yubaba that something precious to her has been replaced, and she realizes that Boh has disappeared. Telling her that Boh is with Zeniba, Haku proposes should he return Boh, Yubaba will allow Sen and her parents to return the human world. However, Yubaba also insists that Sen has to take one final test.
Sen, Boh, and No Face arrive at Zeniba’s house and find Zeniba to be friendly. Zeniba says Sen’s love broke the seal’s spell, and the slug Sen killed was the curse Yubaba had used to enslave Haku. Haku appears in his dragon form to pick up Sen and Boh, while No Face remains with Zeniba. Realizing that Sen once fell into the Kohaku River as a child, she guesses Haku is the spirit of the river who saved her, freeing Haku from Yubaba’s spell.
Haku returns Boh to Yubaba, and Sen, now called Chihiro, is offered a final test to guess her parents from a group of pigs. She correctly answers that none of them are her parents. Haku leads her towards the entrance of the park and promises they will see each other again. Chihiro reunites with her parents, who do not recall their experiences, and the family depart from the park.
I love the character of Haku. He has very attractive looking and charismatic. He also very kind and nice to Chihiro, and help her to escape with her family. Probably, many girls like his characteristic.
I also like this black smokes!!!!!!
When I first show this monster, I was really scared, but he doesn’t harm anybody.
I also like the ending OST.
This movie gave me new impression of animation; I became a fan of Japanese animation movie after I saw this one.
I am still looking forward with his new pieces.
This is the English trailer of Sen and Chihiro.