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11th Mar '16 9:51:38 PM Serasia
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* As stated in FoodChains, the reason Chihiro didn't turn into a pig like her parents is because she only ate food that was offered to her by a spirit. FridgeBrilliance comes that the only times Chihiro is seen eating in the spirit world was when someone offered her food. Two times were by Haku (what appears to be a fruit and rice cakes), another time by the River Kami with the medicine, another by Lin with the pork bun and at the end with Zeniba with the tea and desserts.

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* As stated in FoodChains, the reason Chihiro didn't turn into a pig like her parents is because she only ate food that was offered to her by a spirit. FridgeBrilliance comes that the only times Chihiro is seen eating in the spirit world was when someone offered her food. Two times were by Haku (what appears to be a fruit and rice cakes), balls), another time by the River Kami with the medicine, another by Lin with the pork bun and at the end with Zeniba with the tea and desserts.
9th Mar '16 11:57:46 AM EBsessed
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** This troper disagrees. Miyazaki always has strong messages in his films that equate animal life to human life, because humans really are just a more advanced animal, but still animals all the same. You can read into that scene however you like, but I seriously doubt the legitimacy of this idea being what the creators intended to say.

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** This troper disagrees. Miyazaki is not the kind of man who would believe humanity to be any different or any better than animals, and in fact almost always has strong messages undertones in his films that equate equating human life to animal life to human life, because humans really are just a more advanced animal, but still animals all and driving the same. You can read point home that we're no different than they are. Read into that the scene however you like, but I seriously doubt guarantee the legitimacy above idea was not at all his intention with that scene. She was able to tell they weren't in there for two possible reasons: either because Yubaba is a known trickster, or because she didn't feel the parent/child connection to any of those pigs. When she first went to the stable where the pigs are kept, she was emotional, distraught, and unfocused. She wasn't yet mature enough to notice the connection. By the time her adventure had finished, she'd matured enough to stay focused and recognize that she didn't feel that connection with any of the present pigs. Of course, this idea being what the creators intended to say.is only my personal speculation as well, but it's certainly more believable than a Miyazaki film implying that humanity is somehow on a better or higher level than animals. -EBsessed
9th Mar '16 11:46:16 AM EBsessed
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** This troper disagrees. Miyazaki always has strong messages in his films that equate animal life to human life, because humans really are just a more advanced animal, but still animals all the same. You can read into that scene however you like, but I seriously doubt the legitimacy of this idea being what the creators intended to say.
8th Jan '16 6:56:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Spirited Away}}'', No Face is a monster who takes on the emotions of those around him (he's helpful to Chihiro because she helps him, etc). It only occurred later that that's why he's called No Face--he doesn't have any personality of his own.

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* In ''{{Spirited Away}}'', No Face is a monster who takes on the emotions of those around him (he's helpful to Chihiro because she helps him, etc). It only occurred later that that's why he's called No Face--he doesn't have any personality of his own.



* One of the more innocuous moments of ''SpiritedAway'' can become truly horrific: Yubaba threatened to turn Chihiro into a piglet or a ''piece of coal'', implying that these are standard punishments for intruders in her realm. Now, think of the sootballs carrying pieces of coal to the roaring furnaces by the hundreds, and Chihiro briefly helping them with this job.

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* One of the more innocuous moments of ''SpiritedAway'' can become truly horrific: Yubaba threatened to turn Chihiro into a piglet or a ''piece of coal'', implying that these are standard punishments for intruders in her realm. Now, think of the sootballs carrying pieces of coal to the roaring furnaces by the hundreds, and Chihiro briefly helping them with this job.
13th Dec '15 4:54:29 PM kithas
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* In the Japanese version (with English subtitles), Yubaba observes that the "Stink Spirit" choose to hide itself in the rain. So, ''of course'' it would be so appropriate for the River-God to select a rainy day that might quell his stench and pain and allow himself to be accepted (a little more easily) into the bathhouse.

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* In the Japanese version (with English subtitles), Yubaba observes that the "Stink Spirit" choose to hide itself in the rain. So, ''of course'' it would be so appropriate for the River-God River-Kami to select a rainy day that might quell his stench and pain and allow himself to be accepted (a little more easily) into the bathhouse.



* In the middle of the story, after Chihiro gives the River-God a bath, he flies away and we can see him after being cleaned up. It's very fast, but it's possible to figure out he's a very elder and white dragon(I actually only saw that on my third or forth watching). And who else is a white dragon? [[{{Foreshadowing}} And what does that person turn out to be in the end?]] -- Tropers/{{Pro-Mole}}
** The only thing that can cure Haku is the River God's gift. [[spoiler:It's logical that medicine from a river would cure another river.]]

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* In the middle of the story, after Chihiro gives the River-God River-Kami a bath, he flies away and we can see him after being cleaned up. It's very fast, but it's possible to figure out he's a very elder and white dragon(I actually only saw that on my third or forth watching). And who else is a white dragon? [[{{Foreshadowing}} And what does that person turn out to be in the end?]] -- Tropers/{{Pro-Mole}}
** The only thing that can cure Haku is the River God's Kami's gift. [[spoiler:It's logical that medicine from a river would cure another river.]]



* As stated in FoodChains, the reason Chihiro didn't turn into a pig like her parents is because she only ate food that was offered to her by a spirit. FridgeBrilliance comes that the only times Chihiro is seen eating in the spirit world was when someone offered her food. Two times were by Haku (what appears to be a fruit and rice cakes), another time by the River God with the medicine, another by Lin with the pork bun and at the end with Zeniba with the tea and desserts.

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* As stated in FoodChains, the reason Chihiro didn't turn into a pig like her parents is because she only ate food that was offered to her by a spirit. FridgeBrilliance comes that the only times Chihiro is seen eating in the spirit world was when someone offered her food. Two times were by Haku (what appears to be a fruit and rice cakes), another time by the River God Kami with the medicine, another by Lin with the pork bun and at the end with Zeniba with the tea and desserts.
28th Mar '15 9:07:03 AM dylanmc12
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** It may also be a reference to the Greek tale of Orpheus - he went to Hades to save his lover, Eurydice, on the condition that he doesn't look back until he leaves. He does look back when he is out, but not when Eurydice leaves - leaving her trapped in Hades for eternity.
18th Jan '15 7:16:37 AM STFilmmaker
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* When Lin tells Sen that Haku is Yubaba's henchman and not to trust anything he says, Sen immediately crouches down and sobs. Maybe Sen thought she'd been conned by Haku while vulnerable, into going to Yubaba and giving up her name, therefore forced to a life working in the bathhouse? No wonder she was crying all through the night.

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* When Lin tells Sen that Haku is Yubaba's henchman and not to trust anything he says, Sen immediately crouches down and sobs. Maybe Sen thought she'd been conned by Haku while vulnerable, into going to Yubaba and giving up her name, therefore forced to a life working in the bathhouse? No wonder she was crying all through the night.night.
* Haku was sent to steal Zeneba's gold seal. In most legalities a seal on a will is just as legal as a signature. Since Yubaba can only control those, whose names she's stolen, she wanted that seal to control her sister. No wonder Zeneba was mad.
29th Nov '14 8:06:47 PM punkbug78
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** It's possible that three days passed in the real world as well, but that the spirits moved the car around to a different entrance to the bathhouse. Chihiro's family didn't enter the same way they left by. And it's the kind of mischief spirits are known for.

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** It's possible that three days passed in the real world as well, but that the spirits moved the car around to a different entrance to the bathhouse. Chihiro's family didn't enter the same way they left by. And it's the kind of mischief spirits are known for.for.
* When Lin tells Sen that Haku is Yubaba's henchman and not to trust anything he says, Sen immediately crouches down and sobs. Maybe Sen thought she'd been conned by Haku while vulnerable, into going to Yubaba and giving up her name, therefore forced to a life working in the bathhouse? No wonder she was crying all through the night.
7th Aug '14 9:00:34 AM eleutherios
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* After Haku is injured, Chihiro tries to go up to the penthouse to find him, but is stopped by one of the bath house attendants who freaks out and lets go of her when he sees that her hand is covered in Haku's blood and some of it has gotten on him. This makes sense as he's a Shinto kami, and in Shinto, blood causes spiritual or ritual impurity, a rather large failing for a bath servant.
30th Jun '14 8:14:55 AM hullflyer
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**** Without cold weather or specific fuel preservatives, gas goes bad in about three months. Therefore, no more than that much time has passed in the real world.
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