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Spirited Away

Fantasy and adventure await in books based on the 2002 Academy Award® Winner for Best Animated Feature!

Created by Hayao Miyazaki | MoreLess about Spirited Away

On the way to their new home, ten-year-old Chihiro and her parents take a wrong turn and come across an abandoned amusement park. When her parents get into a trouble, Chihiro finds they are trapped in a world of spirits, gods and monsters. She soon finds herself on a magical journey, where she discovers a world beyond her imagination!

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s most beloved animation directors. His first feature, The Castle of Cagliostro, was released in 1979. His film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984. In 1985, Miyazaki cofounded Studio Ghibli, through which he directed the box office smashes Princess Mononoke (1997) and Spirited Away (2001), which won the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival and the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) received the Osella Award for technical achievement at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival. In 2005, VIFF awarded Miyazaki the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement.

His other acclaimed films include My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Ponyo. Miyazaki’s essays, interviews and memoirs have been collected in Starting Point: 1979–1996 and Turning Point: 1997–2008. His final film, The Wind Rises, was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award®. In November 2014, Miyazaki received an honorary Academy Award® at the academy’s sixth annual Governor’s Awards. Presenter and Pixar head John Lassetter declared Miyazaki “the most original filmmaker to ever work in our medium.”

Spirited Away Film Comic, Vol. 5

Is Haku's illness really from a curse laid on him by Yubaba's sister Zeniba? Sen is about to journey to Zeniba's home in Swamp Bottom to find out. But before she can take the mystery train that leads there, she has to confront the frightening No Face, who's been tearing up the bath house and demanding to see her. Sen is on the verge of answering many questions. Can she pass Yubaba's final test in order to win back her parents, and even her real name?

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