Spirited Away Reviews
Well animated, with a lot of beautiful visuals and creativity, with charming characters and a inteligent, but still, strange plot
Defenitly a must-see
This is one of Hayao's best animations and, I believe, the best to meet him with. It's all there. A courageous and relatable young female. An enchanting mix of urban and legend. Top-notch animation, full of color that's not lacking in personality. Enticing conflict, high stakes, and three-dimensional antagonists. And, above all, absorption into a fictional world jammed with all sorts of monstrous characters having their own humanity. It all keeps you at this mesmerizing state of mind. It all feels familiar, distant, absurd, scary and magical, all at once, all the time.
There's few films I'd recommend as passionately and universally. I think many, even those who wouldn't expect it for a (Japanese) animation, will find their own enjoyment in this masterpiece.
Gorgeously designed, impressive and sometimes creepy visuals, good pacing and a strong moral underpinning of rising above greed. Comes highly recommended.
Saw this on 06/06/2013
Spirited Away is the first anime that I am watching and this film is nothing like anything that I have seen before. I really liked the story and charm, of the entire work although this film is a bit overlong ranging up to 2 hours+. I liked most of the things in this film, but the ending could have been much deeper and well explained.