16 Otherworldly Facts About 'Spirited Away'

16 Otherworldly Facts About 'Spirited Away'

Spirited Away was the movie that stopped Japan from hogging Hayao Miyazaki’s gorgeous animation just for themselves. You’ve probably seen it many times — but were you aware of these facts about it? Well, now you are.

Sith Lord Darth Nihilus

Spirited Away No-Face was the basis for a Star Wars villain. Darth Nihilus, a Sith Lord in the Expanded Universe, was based on No-Face's mask. It wasn't inspiration or anything, though - according to LucasArts artist Brian Menze, he was specifically requested to base the character on No-Face.

Source: Wookieepedia

Cultural Context

Spirited Away Dialogue was added so Americans would know what was going on. & The English-language version tried very hard to remain true to the original - but still, extra dialogue was added for context, like Chihiro exclaiming It's a bathhouse! when the Japanese can just read the writing on the building.

Source: Collider

Scroll down for the next article


Forgot Password?