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Synopsis: Chihiro and her parents are moving to a small Japanese town in the countryside, much to Chihiro's dismay. On the way to their new home, Chihiro's father makes a wrong turn and drives down a lonely one-lane road which dead-ends in front of a tunnel. Her parents decide to stop the car and explore the area. They go through the tunnel and find an abandoned amusement park on the other side, with its own little town. When her parents see a restaurant with great-smelling food but no staff, they decide to eat and pay later. However, Chihiro refuses to eat and decides to explore the theme park a bit more. She meets a boy named Haku who tells her that Chihiro and her parents are in danger, and they must leave immediately. She runs to the restaurant and finds that her parents have turned into pigs. In addition, the theme park turns out to be a town inhabited by demons, spirits, and evil gods. At the center of the town is a bathhouse where these creatures go to relax. The owner of the bathhouse is
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Master Haku, Master Haku!

I have to go

Remember, Chihiro

I'm your friend

How do you know my name?

I've known you

since you were small

My name is Haku

Here I am!

Master Haku, Yubaba wants you

I know

It's about my task


Excuse me


Um, are you Kamaji?

Um, Haku sent me here

Please let me work here

Darn, all at once...

Get to work, you little runts

I'm... Kamaji

Slave to the boilers

that heat the baths

Step on it, boys!

Um, please let me work here!

I've got all the help I need

The place is full of soot

Plenty of replacements

Oh, I'm sorry

Please wait

Outta the way!


What should I do with this?

Do I just leave it?

Finish what you start!

It's hot

Hey, you runts!

Wanna turn back into soot?

And you, watch it

You can't just take someone's job

If they don't work,

the spell wears off

Got no work for you here

Look elsewhere

You sootballs got a problem?!

Get to work! To work!

Chow time

What? You guys at it again?

Cut it out

Where's your bowl?

I keep telling you

to leave it out

Meal time!

Take a break!

A human! You're in trouble!

They're having a fit

about it upstairs

That's my granddaughter


Says she wants to work,

but I've got all the help I need

Would you take her to Yubaba?

The girl can handle her, I'm sure

Not a chance!

And risk my life!?

Take this, then

A roasted newt

Real quality

If you want to work, you'll have

to make a deal with Yubaba

Might as well try your luck


You there, follow me

Can't you even manage a

"Yes ma'am," or "Thank you"?

Yes... yes ma'am

You sure are slow


Yes ma'am

What do you need shoes for!

Or socks!

Yes ma'am!

Did you even thank Kamaji?

He's looking out for you

Thank you very much, sir

Good luck

Yubaba lives way up at the top,

in the back

Get over here!

You wanna lose your nose?

We're almost there


Here we are

Wel... welcome!

This elevator is not in service, sir

Please use another

He's following us...

Quit gawking

Here we are

Your room is on the right



What's that smell?

It's human

You reek of human

Is that so?

I smell it, I do

Smells mighty tasty, too

You're hiding something

Tell me the truth, now

This smell?



Not a chance

It's for the other girls

I'm begging you

I'll settle for a leg!

Anyone going up,

pull down on the lever

Not going to knock?!

What a puny little girl

Come closer...

I said closer


You're making a racket

Keep it down


Please let me work here

Stop babbling

You're just a useless weakling

Besides, this is

no place for humans

It's a bath house,

where 8 million gods can

rest their weary bones

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Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors. Born in Bunkyō Ward of Tokyo, Miyazaki expressed interest in manga and animation from an early age, and he joined Toei Animation in 1963. During his early years at Toei Animation he worked as an in-between artist and later collaborated with director Isao Takahata. Notable films to which Miyazaki contributed at Toei include Doggie March and Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon. He provided key animation to other films at Toei, such as Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island, before moving to A-Pro in 1971, where he co-directed Lupin the Third Part I alongside Takahata. After moving to Zuiyō Eizō (later known as Nippon Animation) in 1973, Miyazaki worked as an animator on World Masterpiece Theater, and directed the television series Future Boy Conan. He joined Telecom Animation Film/Tokyo Movie Shinsha in 1979 to direct his first feature films, The Castle of Cagliostro in 1979 and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in 1984, as well as the television series Sherlock Hound. Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985. He directed multiple films with Ghibli, including Castle in the Sky in 1986, My Neighbor Totoro in 1988, Kiki's Delivery Service in 1989, and Porco Rosso in 1992. The films were met with commercial and critical success in Japan. Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke was the first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, and briefly became the highest-grossing film in Japan following its release in 1997; its distribution to the Western world greatly increased Ghibli's popularity and influence outside Japan. His 2001 film Spirited Away became the highest-grossing film in Japanese history, winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards and considered among the greatest films of the decade. Miyazaki's later films—Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises—also enjoyed critical and commercial success. Following the release of The Wind Rises, Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films, though he returned to work on a new feature film in 2016. Miyazaki's works are characterized by the recurrence of themes such as humanity's relationship with nature and technology, the wholesomeness of natural and traditional patterns of living, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic in a violent world. The protagonists of his films are often strong girls or young women, and several of his films present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities. Miyazaki's works have been highly praised and awarded; he was named a Person of Cultural Merit for outstanding cultural contributions in November 2012, and received the Academy Honorary Award for his impact on animation and cinema in November 2014. In 2002, American film critic Roger Ebert suggested that Miyazaki may be the best animation filmmaker in history, praising the depth and artistry of his films. more…

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