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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi details

posted on 2001-01-03 08:04 EST
Miyazaki's Next film

Source: Nausicaa.net Hayao Miyazaki Discussion Group

Original Post by Ryoko Toyama, reprinted with permission.

The current issue of "Kinema Jumpo", a Japanese movie magazine has one page article about "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi", the next Miyazaki film to be released in Japan in the summer of 2001.

According to the article, the story is, "Chihiro, a 10 year-old girl, wonders into a mysterious space hile she was moving to suburb with her parents. It is "the other world" of gods and monsters, which is ruled by a witch. There, humans are changed into animals and disappear. Chihiro, who always looks listless, starts working to survive. Could she come back to her world?"

From the director's note by Miyazaki-San: "This film is an adventure story, although (characters) do not swing their weapons around, or use their supernatural power to battle. It is an adventure story, but its theme is not a confrontation between good and evil. It will be a story of a girl who was thrown into the world where both good and bad exist. She gets trained, learns friendship and devotion, and survives by using her wisdom. She finds her way out, dodges, and comes back to her old daily life for the time being. However, as the world does not disappear, it is not because the evil was destroyed. It is because she gained a power to live. Today, the world has become ambiguous, and the world is encroaching and trying to eat (us?) up although it is ambiguous. It is the main theme of this film to describe such a world clearly in the form of a fantasy."

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