Spirited Away is not only Hayao Miyazaki’s – and all of Studio Ghibli’s – most famous and acclaimed film; it’s also his most dense and layered. This fairy tale story, inspired by Alice’s Adventured in Wonderland is steeped in so much Japanese mythology and Shinto tradition that it’s impossible not to miss a theme or concept here and there, even after a few viewings.
Spirited Away is easily one of the top five Studio Ghibli films. It's a fantastic coming-of-age blend of fantasy and adventure, with just enough peril to make it on the edgier side for kids and tweens without sliding it into more scary Princess Mononoke territory. The Japanese animated film, which was inspired by writer and director Hayao Miyazaki's friend's 10-year-old daughters, has one of the most intriguing characters in the Miyazaki universe: the spirit No-Face.

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