Spirited AwayDVD - 2015
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Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
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Unknowingly trespassing into the spirit world, Chihiro Ogino uncovers quite the surprise when her parents turn into pigs. Spirited Away is the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards, the highest-grossing film in Japanese history, and is considered one o... Read More »
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QuotesAdd a Quote
Chihiro's Father: A new home and a new school? It is a bit scary.
Chihiro: I think I can handle it.
"Anyone can see you're a lazy, spoiled crybaby and you have no manners." --Yubaba to Chihiro
"Once you've met someone, you never really forget them. It just takes a while for your memories to return." --Zeniba
Plenty of quotes from DVD version in IMDb. The BR version is more child friendly etc. e.g. start of the movie, original DVD version:
Reads Card: "I'll miss you, Chihiro. Your best friend, Rumi."
Parent: Chihiro. Chihiro, we're almost there. This really is in the middle of nowhere. I'm gonna have to go to the next town to shop. We'll just have to learn to like it. Look, Chihiro, there's your new school. Looks great, doesn't it? It doesn't look so bad.
Chihiro: It's gonna stink. I liked my old school. Mom! My flowers are dying.
Parent: I told you not to smother them like that. We'll put them in water when we get to our new home.
Chihiro: finally get a bouquet, and it's a good-bye present. That's depressing.
Parent: Daddy bought you a rose for your birthday. Don't you remember?
Chihiro: Yeah, one. Just one rose isn't a bouquet.
Plenty of quotes from DVD version in IMDb. The BR version is more child friendly etc. e.g. start of the movie, BR version:
Card from Rumi: Good luck, Chihiro, Hope we meet again
Parent: Chihiro? Chihiro! We're almost there. This really is the middle of nowhere. I'll have to shop in the next town. We'll just have to make do. Look, there's the elementary school. That's your new school, Chihiro. Why, it looks very nice.
Chihiro: liked my old school. Mom, my flowers got bent.
Parent: No wonder, the way you squeeze them. A little water and they'll perk right up.
Chihiro: My first bouquet, and it's farewell flowers.
Parent: What about the rose you got for your birthday?
Chihiro: One rose? One rose isn't a bouquet.
" Now I remember your name. Your name is the Kohaku River." said Chihiro to Haku (while his flying as the dragon)
"Don't you remember your name?" -Chihiro
"No, but for some reason I remember yours." -Haku
Chihiro:'you don;t remember your name?
Haku:'no,but for some reason i remember yours
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Ten-year old Chihiro and her parents are moving when her father takes a wrong turn. Her father thinks they've found an old amusement park and insists on exploring. Chihiro, scared to be alone, accompanies her parents.
They cross a dry riverbed. Chihiro's parents find an unattended restaurant stall and gorge themselves while Chihiro wanders off. She finds an exquisite bathhouse. Suddenly a boy orders her to cross the river before nightfall. Spirits begin haunting the park, and when Chihiro returns to her parents, they have become pigs.
Chihiro runs to the river, but it has flooded and is impossible to cross. The boy, whose name is Haku, finds her and says he has known her since she was little. He tells her to ask for a job from the bathhouse's boiler-man, Kamaji. Kamaji and the worker Lin send Chihiro to the witch Yubaba, who runs the bathhouse. She gives Chihiro a job but steals her name. She is renamed Sen (千?), the first character of her name.
Haku shows Sen her parents' pigpen. Among her belongings, she finds a goodbye card addressed to Chihiro. She realizes that she's forgotten her name. Haku warns her that Yubaba controls people by taking their names. If she forgets hers like he has forgotten his, then she cannot leave the spirit world.