On May 21, Spirited Away returned to Spanish cinemas to celebrate its 20th anniversary and, although the Hayao Miyazaki already has two decades behind him, it is still a classic of animation that unveiled the Studio ghibli worldwide and to Japanese animation. Perhaps that is why it is not strange that his return to theaters has been a success.
During its first weekend on the bill, it was the third most viewed feature film and, since its premiere, it has already been seen by more than 25 thousand viewers. Some striking data considering that since last year Spirited Away and other Ghibli productions are available at Netflix.
It is undoubtedly being a good time for Japanese animation, with Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba): Infinity Train also sweeping the Spanish box office and snatching the position of the highest grossing film in the history of Japan to Spirited away.
On Kimetsu no yaiba, curiously, Hayao Miyazaki said a few words a few days ago, from the mouth of Toshio suzuki in the program Bokura no jidai from Fuji TV: “Then [Miyazaki] says to me: ‘It seems that Kimetsu it’s a great success. ‘ Actually, I have not seen the anime or read the manga it is based on, but I have heard it from other people, so I gave it [a Miyazaki] a basic description about him, and said [asintiendo solemnemente], ‘Yeah, an anime like that will be a hit’ […] Well you know, for me Demon slayer is my rival“.
Spirited Away tells the story of a 10-year-old girl who, traveling with her parents by car, goes through a tunnel that transports them to a fantasy world in which her parents are turned into pigs and she has to face all the challenges she faces. they introduce you.