A movie called "Spirited Away" has been watched many people in the world. This is my favorite movie created by Hayao Miyazaki, who is one of the most respectable Japanese directors in the world.
The heroine of the story is a girl who is 10 years old, called Chihiro. The story moves with the process of her maturity. In the movie, there're meetings with various kinds of people and creatures that are recognized as "Japanese Gods" or those who were created by Miyazaki originally. Through life in strange world, Chihiro learns a lot of things which are needed to be an adult. This point is one of big themes of the movie. Miyazaki implies that people cannot avoid facing the independence from parents and entering to a society where they have not belonged when becoming an adult. Also, we can find a message that is related to destruction of nature. Because actually this movie has quite a lot of themes, and the more we watch it, the more we can find new aspects of messages from Miyazaki.
I mentioned the story above, and now I will say something about the artistic side. Ordinarily, movies created by Studio Ghibli are composed of tremendous numbers of layers. This is a traditional way to make an animation. Actually "Spirited away" is no exception and it is important point to make movies more better. In all cases of Ghibli, hand-drawing is used in the creative process. By this, creaters who have professional drawing skills can express their sensitive feelings into a layer. Then, as a result of gathering professional works, the great movies such as "Spirited away" are born and have fascinated people's hearts. Furthermore, these movies are closely-linked to its music. In many cases Ghibli music is created by Jo Hisaishi, the world-famous music composer. He has a preeminent sense of expression and he can express Japanese emotions exquisitely. ''Spirited away'' can be said it is a remarkable example to show perfect harmony between image and music.
After watching this movie, I felt a sense of nostalgia and a curiosity that I had felt in my childhood. So this movie has not only messages suggested by Miyazaki, but also a mysteriousness of Japan. It has still charmed people even if they are not Japanese. you will think about some things like the experience at a river near your house, or a mysterious world next to you after you watched the movie. Then at that moment, you may be "spirited away".