History Heartwarming / SpiritedAway

7th Jun '16 10:35:42 AM rockgecko
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* While Lin is looking for some work clothes for Chihiro, the latter hunches into a fetal position and begins to shake like crazy, crying. Lin immediately conforms her.

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* While Lin is looking for some work clothes for Chihiro, the latter hunches into a fetal position and begins to shake like crazy, crying. Lin immediately conforms comforts her.
24th Jan '16 11:04:29 PM LadWatcher
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* Three Kamaji moments:
24th Jan '16 11:03:49 PM LadWatcher
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* Haku giving Chihiro the pill that stops her disappearing, and then demonstrating that it's worked by them gently touching hands. It's easy to miss, but Haku's expression softens and shows the first implications that he's not as cold as he makes out to be. Helped by the very sweet music.
* While in-and-out-of-universe it's a TearJerker, the scene where Haku gives Sen some Onigiri to eat in a quiet place and she breaks down in tears. There's something kind about being there for her, in a quiet place where she can cry for once. And he puts a comforting hand on her back, too.
* While Lin is looking for some work clothes for Chihiro, the latter hunches into a fetal position and begins to shake like crazy, crying. And Lin comforts her, one of the earliest signs that Lin is actually not as mean as she may come off as.

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* Haku giving Even though this is the spirit world, Chihiro soon learns that appearances mean nothing as she constantly finds herself surrounded by people and spirits alike whose kindness is the only thing that keeps her from giving up.

Haku:
* He gives Chihiro a
pill that stops her from disappearing, and then demonstrating that it's worked by them when they gently touching touch hands. It's easy to miss, but Haku's expression softens and shows the first implications that he's not as cold as he makes out to be. Helped by the very sweet music.
they do this.
* While in-and-out-of-universe it's a TearJerker, the The scene where Haku gives Sen some Onigiri to eat in a quiet place and she breaks down in tears. There's something kind about being tears further cementing that [[YouAreNotAlone he's there for her, in her]] by bringing her to a quiet and pacific place where she can cry for once. And he puts a comforting hand on her back, too.
* While Lin is looking for some work clothes for Chihiro, the latter hunches into a fetal position and begins to shake like crazy, crying. And Lin comforts her, one of the earliest signs If you watch it with subtitles, you can see how much that Lin they changed from the Japanese script to the adaptation. Like Haku bargaining his life in exchange for allowing Chihiro to return home. That's right: if Chihiro hadn't figured out his real name, ''Haku would have been killed.'' That enough love for ya?
* Three Kamaji moments:
* At Zeniba's house, Chihiro
is actually not as mean sick with worry for her parents and Haku. Suddenly, the windows rattle and with a smile, Zeniba tells Chihiro that their guest is on time. Chihiro goes and opens the door... to see Haku, in all his perfect, dragon-formed glory. There are no words to describe the joy on Chihiro's face as she may come off as.runs up to Haku and gives him a tight embrace.



* It quickly becomes evident that Lin isn't as grumpy or mean as she originally appears. She seems delighted to hear that Sen got a job, wades through swamp muck yelling that she's coming and she won't let the ''supposed'' stink spirit hurt Sen, and even delivers a platonic [[MamaBear "If You Do]] ''[[MamaBear Anything]]'' [[MamaBear To Hurt Her!" speech]] at No Face.
* The ending of the English dub version, where the last lines are Chihiro's cutely matter-of-fact "I think I can handle it." as regards the prospect of transferring to a new school. Even if her parents remembered and learned nothing from the ordeal, she did. This is a girl who just faced down practically the entire spirit world by power of will and virtuous behavior... real life is ''so going to get its ass kicked'', and you ''know'' it.
* At Zeniba's house, Chihiro is sick with worry for her parents and Haku. Suddenly, the windows rattle and with a smile, Zeniba tells Chihiro that their guest is on time. Chihiro goes and opens the door... to see Haku, in all his perfect, dragon-formed glory. There are no words to describe the joy on Chihiro's face as she runs up to Haku and gives him a tight embrace.
* And before that, Chihiro needed to confront No Face and Yubaba, so she told an unconscious Haku to not die and that she'll back soon

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Lin:
* It quickly becomes evident that [[ParentalSubstitute Every single moment between Lin isn't and Chihiro.]] She's constantly advising her, instructing her and generally looking after her as grumpy or mean as if she originally appears. She seems was her own daughter.
* She's
delighted to hear that Sen got a job, job and confesses that she was worried about her when she sent her to Yubaba, she wades through swamp muck yelling that she's coming and she won't let the ''supposed'' supposed stink spirit hurt Sen, and even delivers a platonic [[MamaBear "If "[[MamaBear If You Do]] ''[[MamaBear Anything]]'' [[MamaBear Do Anything To Hurt Her!" speech]] Her!]]" warning at No Face.
* The ending While Lin is looking for some work clothes for Chihiro, the latter hunches into a fetal position and begins to shake like crazy, crying. Lin immediately conforms her.

Kamaji:
* A small one, but calling Chihiro his granddaughter. Sure, it's a cover story, but his tone
of voice, at least in the English dub, sounds so much like a real grandfather introducing his granddaughter to other people.
** Even better is that before that moment, he wasn't overly fond of Chihiro, insisting that he had no work for her and getting angry when she throws the piece of coal into the furnace (he accuses her of trying to take work from the enchanted soot). And then he just lies so casually, to keep her from getting into trouble with Lin.
* As soon as he wakes up and finds Chihiro sleeping in his basement, his first reaction is to cover her with a quilt.
* Giving Chihiro the train tickets that he's been saving for forty years.
* And in the Japanese dub, Chihiro calls him "Oji-san" when she frets over Haku being unable to breathe. While this can simply mean "old man", adding another mora (so that it becomes Ojii-san) translates to ''grandfather''. It's a beautiful moment which is unfortunately not reflected in either
the English dub version, where or subtitles (which simply refer to him as Kamaji-san).

Others:
* A moment involving
the last lines are Chihiro's cutely matter-of-fact "I think I can handle it." as regards the prospect of transferring to a new school. Even if her parents remembered and learned nothing from the ordeal, she did. This is a girl who just faced down practically the entire spirit world by power of will and virtuous behavior... real life is ''so going to get its ass kicked'', and you ''know'' it.
* At Zeniba's house, Chihiro is sick with worry for her parents and Haku. Suddenly, the windows rattle and with a smile, Zeniba tells Chihiro that their guest is on time. Chihiro goes and opens the door... to see Haku, in all his perfect, dragon-formed glory. There are no words to describe the joy on Chihiro's face as she runs up to Haku and gives him a tight embrace.
* And before that,
four. Chihiro needed to confront No Face and Yubaba, so she told an unconscious Haku to not die and that she'll back soonsoon.



* The River Spirit after Chihiro helps him. He congratulates for her work, and then gives her the herbal cake, before flying out joyfully laughing. Bonus points since the herbal cake appears to be a remedy for almost anything. The River Spirit's payment for Chihiro's services was something that allowed her to save her friends when the time came.
* It's still rather creepy, but No Face asking to see Chihiro after he has been poisoned by the greed in the bathhouse. Even though he's gone so bad, he still wants to see her and, in his own twisted mind, repay her (by that point, he is mimicking the bathhouse employees and believes that giving Chihiro gold will make her happy).



** These "friends" being a [[EldritchAbomination shadow creature]] called No Face, a ''formerly'' [[SpoiledBrat spoiled baby]], and a [[{{Mook}} bird creature]] who used to be loyal only to Chihro's nemesis Yubaba. Chihiro's really good at making friends.
* If you watch it with subtitles, you can see how much that they changed from the Japanese script to the adaptation. Like Haku bargaining his life in exchange for allowing Chihiro to return home. That's right: if Chihiro hadn't figured out his real name, ''Haku would have been killed.'' That enough love for ya?
* Three Kamaji moments:
** A small one, but calling Chihiro his granddaughter. Sure, it's a cover story, but his tone of voice, at least in the English dub, sounds so much like a real grandfather introducing his granddaughter to other people.
*** Even better is that before that moment, he wasn't overly fond of Chihiro, insisting that he had no work for her and getting angry when she throws the piece of coal into the furnace (he accuses her of trying to take work from the enchanted soot). And then he just lies so casually, to keep her from getting into trouble with Lin.
** He covers Chihiro with the quilt when she falls asleep in his basement.
** Giving Chihiro the train tickets that he's been saving for forty years.
** And in the Japanese dub, Chihiro calls him "Oji-san" when she frets over Haku being unable to breathe. While this can simply mean "old man", adding another mora (so that it becomes Ojii-san) translates to ''grandfather''. It's a beautiful moment which is unfortunately not reflected in either the English dub or subtitles (which simply refer to him as Kamaji-san).
* It's still rather creepy, but No Face asking to see Chihiro after he has been poisoned by the greed in the bathhouse. Even though he's gone so bad, he still wants to see her and, in his own twisted mind, repay her (by that point, he is mimicking the bathhouse employees and believes that giving Chihiro gold will make her happy).
* The Youkai's transition while Chihiro is at the bath house. They are full of FantasticRacism towards Chihiro when she first arrives, but after she asserts herself and proves to them that she isn't as useless as they perceived her to be, she seems to grow on them. For example, the Foreman - who had previously denied her bath tokens - doesn't find her struggling to get the stink spirit cleaned amusing after she leads it to the bath, and later he shows genuine concern when she goes to confront No-Face. The frog and human-esque Youkai that she saves by feeding the spirit's medicine to No-Face vouch for her when they are talking to Yubaba about Chihiro's punishment. Other characters, like the boiler man, who were initially jerkish at first eventually come around (though some are faster than others). At the end, [[spoiler: all of them cheer for Chihiro when she successfully finishes Yubaba's test.]]
* The River Spirit after Chihiro helps him, the first thing he does is tell her "Well done.". He then gives her the herbal cake, before flying out joyfully laughing. Bonus points, since the spirit didn't know, nor cared that Chihiro is human and is grateful of the help regardless.

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** These "friends" being a [[EldritchAbomination shadow creature]] called No Face, a ''formerly'' [[SpoiledBrat spoiled baby]], and a [[{{Mook}} bird creature]] who used to be loyal only to Chihro's Chihiro's nemesis Yubaba. Chihiro's really good at making friends.
* If you watch it with subtitles, you can see how much that they changed from the Japanese script to the adaptation. Like Haku bargaining his life in exchange for allowing Chihiro to return home. That's right: if Chihiro hadn't figured out his real name, ''Haku would have been killed.'' That enough love for ya?
* Three Kamaji moments:
** A small one, but calling Chihiro his granddaughter. Sure, it's a cover story, but his tone of voice, at least in the English dub, sounds so much like a real grandfather introducing his granddaughter to other people.
*** Even better is that before that moment, he wasn't overly fond of Chihiro, insisting that he had no work for her and getting angry when she throws the piece of coal into the furnace (he accuses her of trying to take work from the enchanted soot). And then he just lies so casually, to keep her from getting into trouble with Lin.
** He covers Chihiro with the quilt when she falls asleep in his basement.
** Giving Chihiro the train tickets that he's been saving for forty years.
** And in the Japanese dub, Chihiro calls him "Oji-san" when she frets over Haku being unable to breathe. While this can simply mean "old man", adding another mora (so that it becomes Ojii-san) translates to ''grandfather''. It's a beautiful moment which is unfortunately not reflected in either the English dub or subtitles (which simply refer to him as Kamaji-san).
* It's still rather creepy, but No Face asking to see Chihiro after he has been poisoned by the greed in the bathhouse. Even though he's gone so bad, he still wants to see her and, in his own twisted mind, repay her (by that point, he is mimicking the bathhouse employees and believes that giving Chihiro gold will make her happy).
* The Youkai's transition while Chihiro is at the bath house. They are full of FantasticRacism Fantastic Racism towards Chihiro when she first arrives, but after she asserts herself and proves to them that she isn't as useless as they perceived her to be, she seems to grow on them. For example, the Foreman - who had previously denied her bath tokens - doesn't find her struggling to get the stink spirit cleaned amusing after she leads it to the bath, and later he shows genuine concern when she goes to confront No-Face. The frog and human-esque Youkai that she saves by feeding the spirit's medicine to No-Face vouch for her when they are talking to Yubaba about Chihiro's punishment. Other characters, like the boiler man, who were initially jerkish at first eventually come around (though some are faster than others). At the end, [[spoiler: all of them cheer for Chihiro when she successfully finishes Yubaba's test.]]
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* The River Spirit after Chihiro helps him, ending of the first thing he does is tell English dub version, where the last lines are Chihiro's cutely matter-of-fact "I think I can handle it." as regards the prospect of transferring to a new school. Even if her "Well done.". He then gives her parents remembered and learned nothing from the herbal cake, before flying out joyfully laughing. Bonus points, since ordeal, she did. This is a girl who just faced down practically the entire spirit didn't know, nor cared that Chihiro is human world by power of will and virtuous behavior... real life is grateful of the help regardless.
so going to get its ass kicked, and you know it.
23rd Sep '15 11:10:43 AM Azelf2010
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** And in the Japanese dub, Chihiro calls him "Oji-san" when she frets over Haku being unable to breathe. While this can simply mean "old man", adding another mora (so that it becomes Ojii-san) translates to ''grandfather''. It's a beautiful moment which is unfortunately not reflected in either the English dub or subtitles (which simply refer to him as Kamaji-san).
30th Aug '15 11:16:29 AM creader
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[[caption-width-right:350:Once you meet someone, you never really forget them.]]
28th Mar '15 2:52:45 PM catmuto
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* While Lin is looking for some work clothes for Chihiro, the latter hunches into a fetal position and begins to shake like crazy, crying. And Lin comforts her, one of the earliest signs that Lin is actually not as mean as she may come off as.
28th Mar '15 2:32:55 PM catmuto
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* While in-and-out-of-universe it's a TearJerker, the scene where Haku gives Sen some Onigiri to eat in a quiet place and she breaks down in tears. There's something kind about being there for her, in a quiet place where she can cry for once. And he puts a comforting hand on her back, too.
18th Jan '15 7:03:48 AM STFilmmaker
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* The River Spirit after Chihiro helps him, the first thing he does is tell her "Well done.". He then gives her the herbal cake, before flying out joyfully laughing. Bonus points, since the spirit didn't know, nor cared that Chihiro is human and is grateful of the help regardless.
8th Nov '14 9:23:46 AM tooearlyinthemorning
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* And before that, Chihiro needed to confront No Face and Zeniba, so she told an unconscious Haku to not die and that she'll back soon

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* And before that, Chihiro needed to confront No Face and Zeniba, Yubaba, so she told an unconscious Haku to not die and that she'll back soon
4th Nov '14 3:18:43 PM LBHills
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* It quickly becomes evident that Lin isn't as grumpy or mean as she originally appears. She seems delighted to hear the Sen got her job, wades through swamp muck yelling that she's coming and she won't let the ''supposed'' stink spirit hurt Sen, and even delivers a platonic [[MamaBear "If You Do]] ''[[MamaBear Anything]]'' [[MamaBear To Hurt Her!" speech]] at Noh Face.

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* It quickly becomes evident that Lin isn't as grumpy or mean as she originally appears. She seems delighted to hear the that Sen got her a job, wades through swamp muck yelling that she's coming and she won't let the ''supposed'' stink spirit hurt Sen, and even delivers a platonic [[MamaBear "If You Do]] ''[[MamaBear Anything]]'' [[MamaBear To Hurt Her!" speech]] at Noh No Face.



* And before that, Chihiro needed to confront No Face and Zeniba, so she told an unconcious Haku to not die and that she'll back soon

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* And before that, Chihiro needed to confront No Face and Zeniba, so she told an unconcious unconscious Haku to not die and that she'll back soon



** Him covering Chihiro with the pillow when she falls asleep in his basement.

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** Him covering He covers Chihiro with the pillow quilt when she falls asleep in his basement.
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