Spirited Away

Spirited Away
(Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, Sen and Chihiro’s Spiriting Away)

Source : original
Genre : supernatural, adventure
Written by:Hayao Miyazaki
Studio: Studio Ghibli
Duration: 2h

Characters:

Chihiro: the sullen 10 years old girl.
Haku: the spirit of kohaku river.
Yubaba: a sorceress who ruled by stealing people’s names.
Kamaji: slave to the boilers that heats the bath.
Lin: yuna worker.
Zeniba: twin of yubaba.
Akio: chihiro’s father.
Yūko: chihiro’s mother.
Boh: yubaba’s baby.

Outline:

As the Ogino family were moving to a sub-urban area they missed a turn and came across a tunnel. The tunnel led them to a place which seemed to be a different world at the break of dusk. They found streets filled with restaurant opened for service but had neither servants nor customers. Hungry from the journey Akio and Yūko helped themselves with some food while curious chihiro  went to explore the place, when she came across Haku who insisted in being a childhood friend of chihiro.  Yubaba cursed akio and Yūko ,turning them into pigs and capturing them slaughter, thus begin chihiro’s venture to find a way to turn her parents back into humans and return to human world.

Quotes:

“One rose isn’t a bouquet.”
-Chihiro(dub)

“It’s fun to move to a new place, it’s an adventure.”
-Yūko (sub)

From up on poppy hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara, From Coquelicot Hill)

From up on poppy hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara, From Coquelicot Hill)
Source : a manga illustrated by Chizuru Takahashi and written by Tetsurō Sayama.
Written by: Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa.
Genre:
Drama, Slice of Life,Romance.
Studio: Studio Ghibli
Movie duration: 1h 30 m

 

Characters:

Umi Matsuzaki: the beautiful and hardworking protagonist.
Shun Kazama: The president of the newspaper club.
Sora Matsuzaki: Umi’s younger sister.
Shirō Mizunuma: Student council president.
Chief Director Tokumaru: The chairman of the high school.

Outline:

Umi Matsuzaki, after losing her father in the Korean War, started living with her grandmother, as her mother had to go abroad for pursuing medical career. Umi used help out with the chores of the boarding house owned by her grandmother. As the story proceeds, Umi falls for Shun Kazama, the president of the newspaper club in their school. Due to the modernization of Japan after second world war several old buildings were ordered to be demolished and their school’s cultural club house building was one of them.  Shun along with the other clubs were protesting to save their club house from being demolished. The story line unfolds showing how they saves their club house and handle the trials thrown in the way of their love.

Quotes:

“Don’t extinguish the flame of culture.”
-latin quarters

“You can not move into the future without first knowing the past.”
-Shun

“Some of us aren’t so ready to let go of the past and sometimes the past is not ready to let go of us either.”
-Umi