Japanese anime fantasy film Spirited Away?is returning for its 15th Anniversary Celebration. On Monday, distributor GKIDS confirmed the news with an announcement that it will return for a two-day run in over 400 theaters via Fathom Events. The English dub version of the anime will run on Sunday, December 4, followed by an English subbed version of the film on Monday, December 5, 2016.
Fans who are interested in availing the tickets for the limited theater run of the anime can get their tickets at the official Fathom Spirited Away website. The return of the beloved anime brings back the collaboration between Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki. Take note that, aside from its theater run, the Spirited Away anime will also have limited screenings in selected cinemas across the United States.
Fans who will attend the screening event of film?may want to stick around for the chance to experience the exclusive screening of Ghiblies: Episode 2 prior to its North American debut.
Spirited Away Story
Spirited Away tells the story of Chihiro Ogino (Hiiragi), a 10-year old sullen girl whose world drastically changed when she arrived in a new neighborhood and immediately gets taken to the spirit world. Chihiro?s world then gets even more complicated when a witch named Yubaba turned her parents into pigs.
With no one else to turn to, Chihiro is forced to work at Yubaba?s bathhouse while planning a way to free herself and her parents from the curse of the witch and return to the real, human world.
The success of anime?peaked in 2001 when it was first released in Japanese theaters. Grossing over $289 million worldwide, the anime movie received critical acclaim and surpassed the earnings of the film ?Titanic.? By surpassing the Titanic, Spirited Away became the highest-grossing film in Japanese history with a ?30.4 billion total. A trivia about the writer and director of Spirited Away. Hayao Miyazaki says ?he used the shojo manga magazines for inspiration to direct the Spirited Away film.?
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