Spirited Away Box Set (Spirited Away)

Spirited Away Box Set (Spirited Away)One Of The Best Selling Children S Videos, Spirited Away Is An Academy Award Winner For Best Animated Feature When Year Old Chihiro Is Heading Reluctantly Toward A New Home And School With Her Mom And Dad, Dad Takes A Wrong Turn, And The Family Becomes Lost In A Forest Eventually, They Find Their Way To A Strange Abandoned Amusement Park Chihiro Wanders Off And Returns Only To See That Her Parents Have Been Turned Into Pigs, And The World She Knew Has Become A Netherworld Of Ghosts, Demons, And Strange Gods Featuring All Five Volumes Telling The Story Of Hayao Miyazaki S Popular Film, This Boxed Set Comes In An Exclusive Collector S Display Case With A Collectible Spirited Away Playing Card Deck Each Volume Is Illustrated With Stills From The Movie, Using High Quality Coated Paper And Traditional Japanese Right To Left Printing Making It The Perfect Gift For Fans Of All Ages The English Language Dialogue Comes From Disney S Official Movie

Hayao Miyazaki was born in Tokyo on January 5, 1941 He started his career in 1963 as an animator at the studio Toei Douga, and was subsequently involved in many early classics of Japanese animation From the beginning, he commanded attention with his incredible ability to draw, and the seemingly endless stream of movie ideas he proposed.In 1971, he moved to A Pro with Isao Takahata, then to Nippon Animation in 1973, where he was heavily involved in the World Masterpiece Theater TV animation series for the next five years In 1978, he directed his first TV series, Conan, The Boy in Future, then moved to Tokyo Movie Shinsha in 1979 to direct his first movie, the classic Lupin III The Castle of Cagliostro.In 1984, he released Nausica of the Valley of Wind, based on the manga comic of the same title which he had started two years before The success of the film led to the establishment of a new animation studio, Studio Ghibli, at which Miyazaki has since written, directed, and produced many other films with Takahata All of these films enjoyed critical and box office successes In particular, Miyazaki s Princess Mononoke received the Japan Academy Award for Best Film and was the highest grossing about US 150 million domestic film in Japan s history until it was taken over by another Miyazaki work, Spirited Away.In addition to animation, Miyazaki also draws manga His major work was the Nausica of the Valley of Wind manga, an epic tale he worked on intermittently from 1982 to 1994 while he was busy making animated films Another manga, Hikoutei Jidai, was later evolved into his film Porco Rosso.

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  • Boxed Set
  • 164 pages
  • Spirited Away Box Set (Spirited Away)
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • English
  • 10 October 2017
  • 9781591162094

10 thoughts on “Spirited Away Box Set (Spirited Away)

  1. says:

    The only way we can overcome our fear of emptiness is to stop feeding it Understanding Spirited Away Consumption and Identity Hayao Miyazaki s masterpiece Spirited Away is in many ways an episodic film with the protagonist Chihiro s progress marked by repetitive symbolic quests if you ve watched this film as many times as I have you d probably notice that one of the recurring images or themes the ties these quests together is CONSUMPTION and I m talking about literal consumption here both the ingesting of food and the expelling of it In an unusual twist consumption in Spirited Away isn t associated with gain but with loss specifically the loss of idenity Chihiro s parents lose their memories after feeding frenzy that turns them in to pigs Both Haku and No Face have forgotten their identities that are helped by being made to vomit up the corrupting influences they ve ingested And Chihiro restores the River God his true from by helping him essentially excrete decades of pollution Over and over our heroine has to symbolically purge characters in order to restore them to their lost or forgotten selves Now like any great film, Spirited Away has a number of possible interpretations for instance anime critic Susan Napier reader Spirited Away as an allegory from modern Japanese identity where Chihiro s quest to rehabilitate characters who have forgotten their true selves is a metaphor for Japan s struggle to regain a unique cultural identity in the face of globalization industrialization and corrupting foreign influences It s an interpretation that s well worth exploring but I m not going to do it here Instead I want to look at how the symbolic trails Chihiro encounters bring about her internal growth in a way that makes Spirited Away in my opinion one of the most sophisticated coming of age stories on film One of the things that gives Spirited Away its unique feel and tone is its sense of LIMINALITY The word liminality from the latin liman meaning threshold is used to describe an in between or transitional state limbo or the twilight zone but it s also an important term in the field of anthropology where it refers specifically to the transitional phase of a rite of passage, during which the the participant lacks a defined social status The most obvious example of this kind of liminality is adolescence when a person is no longer a child that not yet an adult meaning that they ve shed their old role in society and yet to take on a new one A lot of anthropologists think that this lack of identity is one of the reasons teenage angst and anxiety is common across so many cultures Now in a literal sense Spirited Away is set in multiple levels of liminal space for one thing the whole story takes place during a journey taking Chihiro from her old house and life to her new one For another it takes place in a bathhouse bridging the real world and the spiritual and on top of that there are dozens of crucial scenes that take place in literal in between or transitional spaces like elevators, staircases, bridges, tunnels, cars and trains All of these liminality are reflections of our protagonist Chihiro herself on the cusp of adolescence Japanese speakers will probably recognize that the name Chihiro is formed by the Kanji CHI meaning thousand and HIRO meaning to search or seek When Chihiro enters the liminal space of the bathhouse the witch Yubaba takes away the second half of her name not only reducing her to a number but stripping away the part of her that seeks and creates meaning In the same vein the farewell card with Chihiro s name is an important recurring image in the film because it represents two hero s very fear of losing her former self and and being without an identity A fear that symbolized by her many frightening encounters with characters who have also forgotten who they are The fact these figures are characterized by hunger is also not a coincidence consider No Face who not only has no face but also no voice He consumes people in order to take on their voices and characteristics implying that his hunger for food is really hunger for an identity of his own In his seminal 1990 article why the self is empty , psychologist Philip Cushman argued that consumer culture has fundamentally changed how people in the 20th century approach the problem of identity in the Victorian era during the advent of psychoanalysis the self was framed as an unruly force repressed and contained by civilized society but in the 20th century the dramatic rise of urbanization industrialization and increasing social isolation led to a mass crisis of identity to which industries responded with the so called LIFESTYLE SOLUTION An advertising model which imbibes the products it sells with the promise of meaning personality and identity In effect the self has come to be reimagined not as a force to be subdued but a vacuum to be filled And in order to maintain itself consumer culture actively encourages consumers to see themselves as perpetually empty vessels never whole, never complete, always in need of filling From a psychological standpoint this a problem because people have to go through rites passage or liminal phases where we temporarily lack an identity in order to grow The most common criticisms of consumer culture are that it renders people self absorbed, passive and infantile much like Chihiro at the beginning of the film by purging her of her former identity and pushing her forward into a liminal state Miyazaki does for Chihiro what she does for the characters she herself encounters He helps her to confront the fear of emptiness that makes her so passive and helpless to begin with Only then can she recognize that she is not empty or helpless at all And this is a lesson that Spirited Away teaches us through symbolic repetition What Miyazaki is showing us is the futility of looking for an identity through consumption After all no faces terrible appetite is counterproductive and self destructive The he feeds it, the monstrous it becomes It s only after he vomits up all his false identities that he can move forward towards a sense of real belonging Miyazaki is showing us that the only way we can overcome our fear of emptiness is to stop feeding it All credits go to Margarita

  2. says:

    Using actual cells from the motion picture, this collection reproduces this charming fairy tale into book form.

  3. says:

    in the time where the visual s interpretation limit the boundary of imagination absorbing from the experience of readingMiyazaki made it the other way aroundhe simply showed that visual arts are vehicles to move the boundary of imagination to an even greater dimensionunlimited i love all of the creations and adaptations of Hayao Miyazaki, he is a geniusi collected all of the anime by studio Ghibli now owned by Disney because of Miyazaki sensei.in the case of Hayao Miyazaki s creations i m kinda obsessive i have to admit i compulsively hunt for every anime created by him and look for the manga novel after watching the animeand Nausicaa has been named as one of the best by him geee you must see Laputa the castle in the sky or Zen to Chihiro spirited away , and howls moving castle won an award in the children movie in Venice and dont forget My Neighbor Totoro where the Ghibli adopted it s logoi can go on and on about it and you ll get bored Miyazaki sensei, ganbatte kudasaiarigato for complete summary of Miyazaki and his creations, pls visit nausicaa www.nausicaa.net

  4. says:

    I loved this set by Mr Miyazaki, this beautiful story about a girl who enters the spirit world to save her parents who ate the food of the spirits Chihiro and Kohaku together and the adventure that leads them to find one another again This is undoubtedly a great read.

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