The 2001 movie Spirited Away is on its course to have some live plays in Japan. On November 9th, 2021, the official Twitter handle for Spirited Away Stage Play unveiled two new posters with different actresses. Not only was the movie a great hit in Japan, but it’s also one of the most recommended ones of all time. Moreover, the idea to depict the anime movie as a stage play is a significant step to carry its legacy.
The Two New Posters of Spirited Away Stage Play
The official Twitter handle of Spirited Away Stage Play revealed a new poster for the anime on November 9th, 2021. Moreover, two different actresses featured in the posters as Chihiro. Namely, Kanna Hashimoto (Kaguya from Kaguya-sama Love is War) and Kamishiraishi (Mitsuha from Weathering With You). Hence, the production of Spirited Away Stage Play isn’t pulling any punches as both these actresses have been one of the most popular ones in the community. On the one hand, Kanna has been a former idol singer and is currently a well-known face in the voice acting community. On the other hand, Kamishiraishi has worked as multiple famous characters like Mitsuha from Your Name and Kanae Oe from Chihayafuru. With their soft and mesmerizing voices, they’re the best choices for the play.
Nevertheless, the posters contained Chihiro, the protagonist of the storyline. Moreover, the actresses dressed as Chihiro were surrounded by exquisite, vibrant flowers and a clear sky on the other. The play will begin from February to March 2022. However, the tickets for Spirited Away Stage Play aren’t available for now.
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About Spirited Away
Spirited Away is a fantasy animated movie that revolves around a 10-year-old girl Chihiro. Hayao Miyazaki is the original writer and director of the film. Currently, he’s working under Studio Ghibli, which itself has produced Spirited Away. Apart from Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli is famous for multiple blockbuster movies such as Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro, etc. Moreover, Studio Ghibli is also producing the Spirited Away Stage Play.
In the story, a witch named Yubaba turns the parents of Chihiro into pigs. Furthermore, Yubaba abducts Chihiro as her slave and takes her to the world of Kami (Spirits). However, Chihiro escapes from Yubaba’s holds and journeys in the Kami world to find a way to defeat her. Here on after, Spirited Away gives multiple mesmerizing scenes and a thrilling journey. Let’s see how Spirited Away Stage Play depicts the animated movie.