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8th Mar '17 2:58:54 PM Sharysa
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* Haku is the very first person who's friendly to Chihiro and patient with her fear and loneliness. On finding out his real identity as [[spoiler: the Kohaku River,]] ''of course'' this makes sense. [[spoiler: Humans gravitate to bodies of fresh water for survival, so he's probably lived for ''centuries'' with them.]]

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* Haku is the very first person who's friendly to Chihiro and patient with her fear and loneliness. On finding out his real identity as [[spoiler: the Kohaku River,]] ''of course'' this makes sense. [[spoiler: Humans gravitate to bodies of fresh water for survival, so he's probably lived for ''centuries'' with them.]]
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8th Mar '17 2:56:56 PM Sharysa
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* Haku is the very first person who's friendly to Chihiro and patient with her fear and loneliness. On finding out his real identity as [[spoiler: the Kohaku River,]] ''of course'' this makes sense. [[spoiler: Humans gravitate to bodies of fresh water for survival, so he's probably lived for ''centuries'' with them.]]



* Haku is the very first person who's friendly to Chihiro and patient with her fear and loneliness. On finding out his real identity as [[spoiler: the Kohaku River,]] ''of course'' this makes sense. [[spoiler: Humans gravitate to bodies of fresh water for survival, so he's probably lived for ''centuries'' with them.]]

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* Haku is the very first person who's friendly to Chihiro and patient with her fear and loneliness. On finding out his real identity as [[spoiler: the Kohaku River,]] ''of course'' this makes sense. [[spoiler: Humans gravitate to bodies of fresh water for survival, so he's probably lived for ''centuries'' with them.]]
8th Mar '17 2:54:19 PM Sharysa
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* Haku is the very first person who's friendly to Chihiro and patient with her fear and loneliness. On finding out his real identity as [[spoiler: the Kohaku River,]] ''of course'' this makes sense. [[spoiler: Humans gravitate to bodies of fresh water for survival, so he's probably lived for ''centuries'' with them.]]
24th Jan '17 10:23:32 AM Illuminatisunglasses
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** This seems entirely possible to me. I was rewatching it the other day and I was hit with the revelation that they might be the same person. I realized it when Chihiro calls Yubaba "Granny" after returning from Zeniba's cottage in Swamp Bottom where Zeniba, not Yubaba, asked Chihiro to call her "Granny". I realize this might have been added to show that Chihiro realized there may be two sides to Yubaba and that they are one and the same. Yes, this is a bit of a stretch. I did read on Sparknotes that they might represent good and evil in the spirit world
7th Nov '16 1:54:39 PM MorbidRobin
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* If Sen [[spoiler: and Haku]] had never met,[[spoiler:...as Chihiro and Haku, the the river spirit, she would have probably been long turned into food, her parents, forever pigs and Haku, a river spirit would have remained a slave to Yubaba.... forever.]]

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* If Sen [[spoiler: and Haku]] had never met,[[spoiler:...as Chihiro and Haku, the the river spirit, she would have probably been long turned into food, her parents, forever pigs and Haku, a river spirit Haku would have remained a slave to Yubaba....Yubaba .... forever.]]
7th Nov '16 1:52:21 PM MorbidRobin
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* 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.

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* 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.mad.
* If Sen [[spoiler: and Haku]] had never met,[[spoiler:...as Chihiro and Haku, the the river spirit, she would have probably been long turned into food, her parents, forever pigs and Haku, a river spirit would have remained a slave to Yubaba.... forever.]]
18th Oct '16 6:33:46 PM Jokubas
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* Chihiro tries the medicine not long after being given it, only for it to make her gag with it implied to be quite disgusting, as is common with medicine. However, both times it is used, saving [[spoiler:Haku from Zeniba's curse]] and [[spoiler:making No Face release his victims]], it is precisely the fact that it [[spoiler:induced vomiting]] that made it useful.
4th Oct '16 4:10:39 PM shinykittie
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** The Bathhouse has clearly been running for a very long time, but when entering the archway, the Dad states that it's pretty new. Maybe the newness was an illusion, and the illusion broke after they left the spirit world, allowing the archway and statue to show its true age.
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
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