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We'll meet again. It did not go quite like that, however. The bathhouse does not welcome humans and under Haku's strict guidance, the exception of Joe Hisaiashi's beautifully composed instrumental track which plays a. Miyazaki listened to the song constantly while working on Spirited Away. Once implied by Miyazaki that Chihiro and Haku wouldn't meet again until her death. Comforting Comforter: Kamaji does this when Chihiro falls asleep in the boiler. I think, Haku never meets Chihiro again because they are no Spirited Away II! i wonder what haku will do when he gets his name from babba.
This is never explicited, and it bugs me a bit. Is it because she has visited them enough times to remember some minor details about their pig forms? Is it just some kind of mystical connection between parents and kids? Or perhaps Chihiro by now is Genre Savvy enough to understand that the test would be impossible if it weren't for some sort of third option?
Or all of those possibilities, or none of them? I was always under the impression it was a mystical parent-child connection deal, though it could be that she just remembered details about their pig forms. It doesn't seem like Chihiro was quite Genre Savvy enough to know the test would be impossible because she does take a moment to look at the pigs in an attempt to find the right ones.
You know how "a mother always knows"?
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I guess sometimes it can work in reverse. Remember what Zeniba said? I have watched the movie more times than I can count, and I think I finally figured this one out. When Chihiro's parents transform into pigs, they still have some of their human hair on their heads, even when fully transformed.
Later when Haku takes Chihiro to go see her parents in the pig pen, the top of their heads are obscured from the audience's view, but Chihiro certainly gets a good look and probably saw they still had their hair on their heads. Later when Yubaba administers the final test, Chihiro can clearly see that all the pigs presented had no hair so none of them could be her parents.
Haku did tell her earlier that she would need to remember what her parents' pig forms looked like in order to bring them back to human form. Presumably she would have kept track of something about their appearances to distinguish them from the others. Yubaba is a known trickster who evidently doesn't want Chihiro to win, and the best way to be sure she doesn't find her parents between the pigs presented is if her parents are between them.
Also, her parents weren't part of the spirit world from the beginning, so they weren't going to be at the end. So why did No-Face suddenly get hair? The other aspects of his transformation make sense: And this happens before he eats the other two workers, who did have hair unlike the hairless frog from before. How do mutations work?
Maybe it's a reference to him being innocent beforehand and the hair grows as he's corrupted by the greed in the bathhouse? After he's cured, he's back to being innocent and so stays with Zeniba so he can be raised without the negative influences in the bathhouse. Haku says that he and Chihiro will meet again someday.
Will Haku and Chihiro from Spirited Away meet again?
Does that mean that they will actually, physically meet? Or will it just be some spirit-y thing where she sees him as a river or something? Does Chihiro grow up, get married, barely think of him again? Has Miyazaki said anything about it? He implies that he can't leave the spirit world, so unless Chihiro goes back one day then no they won't be able to physically meet. But maybe they'll be able to be together in spirit. If he has no river to be the spirit of, maybe he'll find another one and he and Chihiro will meet that way.
We need a sequel! But in the meantime, we can speculate. Chihiro might go through the tunnel again. It's near her house, after all. She might go there by accident, or because of some lingering traces of memory, or because Haku has some way of signalling her.
Remember that near the tunnel there's a collection of shrines where some spirits are said to live. Maybe Haku can get one of them to deliver a message to Chihiro. It's also possible that the real-world Kohaku River will get rerouted at some point, or the neighborhood currently blocking it will be torn down and the whole area will become a nature preserve, or whatever, in which case Chihiro and Haku could meet up in the real world.
Though whether Haku can actually speak in that form is another question. It's kind of unclear over what timeline the movie takes place. How long is Chihiro in the Spirit world?
It seemed like more than just a few days to me. Word of God is that it's three nights.
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The first night is when Chihiro signs her name away. The second is when No-Face arrives and then the third is when she gets to Zeniba's place. She goes home on the next morning. So she spends a long weekend in the spirit world. But when Chihiro and her parents return to their car the path and entrance are overgrown even new trees are visiblethere's leaves and dust on the car, and the plaster on the entrance to the park and the stone statue's face are worn away.
The overgrowth maybe could have taken months but the weathering suggests years have passed. This bothers me we didn't get a clear answer on how much time actually passed in the material world. I had the impression that the plants just grew super-fast because some magic leaked out from the tunnel, so it only looks like they've been gone for months.
And I guess that explains the weathering too, because Magic. Otherwise, Fridge Logic suggests that Chihiro and her parents will show up at their house only to discover that months have gone by and they've all been reported missing, and everyone will wonder where they were all this time and the only thing they'd remember is that they walked through this one tunnel and the whole thing would be really weird and Chihiro would be singled out at school as that one weird girl who mysteriously disappeared.
It doesn't exactly ruin the ending, but it kinda throws it off. My headcannon is that the spirit world actually runs on Year Inside, Hour Outsideso they emerge from the tunnel only a few minutes after they entered it, and all the overgrowth is just a localized side-effect of some latent magic. Such a short time is not enough to be treated as and act like, she is.
And adding in the car I would go for two to three months. The movie shows clearly three days passing, and a if months went by the car probably won't work once her and her parents reach it as gasoline gets spoiled and the car itself probably would damage after months in the open especially with one of the windows open.
Besides, if months went by a missing person report for the Oginos would've been filed, the police would check the area eventually finding the abandoned car and would've take the car away to Forensics. Sure, she complains quite a bit, but considering that her parents got turned into pigs for eating spirit foodand that she has to sell herself into slavery in order to avoid a Fate Worse than Death which risks a completely different Fate Worse than Death her reactions are entirely reasonable. Why are the inhabitants of the world called Gods when they are clearly Fairies?
In Shinto the Japanese term for God Kami is quite ambiguous and may refer to many kinds of spirits that would be more similar to the Western fairy, it's an animistic religion.
Created by Hayao Miyazaki and his team at Studio Ghibli in Japan, it was bought worldwide through Walt Disney Pictures and remains to be one of the most popular films to watch, ever.
Buy now The movie has an open ending, which means that there is certainly the possibility of another encounter sometime in the future. Taking this into account, the actual time that has passed would have been no longer than around a month. What we think really happened is that the tunnel is able to change appearance because at the beginning it was clean and red, almost as if it was inviting curiosity, or to draw in unsuspecting people.
At the end, however it was messy and green, as if it was to keep people away by closing itself off with nature, in some way protecting itself from outsiders. What we can take from this is that there was some sort of magic involved that controlled the portal opening and that something was luring people inside, especially with all that unattended food. When they were leaving the spirit world, Haku tells Chihiro not to look back until she leaves the tunnel.
This can be interpreted in different ways. Does it mean that Chihiro should just move on and not look back again at her past? Referring to the fact that Chihiro has changed as a person and to not go back to how she was before, helpless and spoiled. Though it may just be that she loses the memories after crossing the threshold into the human world.
One thing that Miyazaki tells us is that Chihiro does in fact lose her memories of the events in the Spirit world as she leaves it. But does she truly forget? Though magic is used to wipe her recently made memories, is it forever? At the beginning of the movie, Chihiro was quite sceptical of moving to a new place, worried and lacked confidence.
However, at the end of the movie she has a different outlook on her new life. Even after her changes in development throughout the film, we find it hard to believe that she could change her mind that suddenly without having a reference to base her change in decision on. Considering the fact that no time has passed in her memories. The promise Before Chihiro departs, she makes a promise with Haku that they will meet again. Chihiro will most likely try to find a way back to meet Haku, when she eventually remembers.
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After discovering something that has changed her way of life so drastically, one would be certain that Chihiro will no-doubt try to rediscover the spirit world, especially because of the promise to meet Haku again.
One important theme from the film that Miyazaki encompasses is the use of Shinto motifs as a basis for the film, where they say that every living thing has a spirit. It was Haku that saved her by carrying her to the bank. The Japanese version, however, explains that the river still flows underground. This is why Haku was working for Yubaba, as he was lost and had no way to get home.
Haku is no longer bound to Yubaba because he was released from her contract after recovering his real name, which means that he is able to go where he pleases, even possibly to cross between worlds, in order to fulfil the promise.