Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away is a Japanese animated fantasy film which is animated by Studio Ghibli for Nippon Television Network, Tokuma Shoten, Dentsu, Mitsubishi, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, and Tohokushinsha Film. The plot of Spirited Away is about a 10-year-old girl, Ogino, who shifts to a new neighborhood and enters the world of Kami. When her parents are turned into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro joins Yubaba’s bathhouse to free herself and her parents, eventually going back to the human world.
The makers have hired some talented voice artists for the characters in the films. The names of the voice artists include Rumi Hiiragi, Mari Natsuki, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Takehiko Ono, Miyu Irino, Takeshi Naito, Tsunehiko Kamijō, and Bunta Sugawara.
The film was originally released on 20 July 2001 by distributor Toho, in Japan. The film received critical acclaim, earning around $395.8 million worldwide. It was also the most successful and highest-grossing film in Japanese history with earnings of almost $305 million. The record was later surpassed in 2020 by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train.
Is there any news regarding Spirited Away 2? What is the release date and plot of Spirited Away 2? Here, we have everything about Spirited Away 2.
Spirited Away 2 Release date
Spirited Away is one of the most loved animated films released in 2001. After that, fans are eagerly waiting for the second part of the film and have been interested to know what is going to happen in the new story. But the makers have not announced any news regarding the sequel of the film. So, there is no official release date for Spirited Away 2.
Spirited Away 2 Plot
The first film was released a long time back in 2001. Although the film received decent feedback, the makers did not confirm anything about a potential sequel, and since it’s been almost 21 years, the makers might discuss the possibilities of a second part.
A comic book was also released and developers might decide to follow the storyline from that. It focuses on a little girl who moves to the suburbs and discovers a world that has been taken over by Yubaba. She then finds the old arachnoid Kamaji and his army of soot balls, but she cannot help them. Lin the slug girl comes to offer lunch and Kamaji tells her to take Chihiro. Chihiro is introduced to the bath house wonderland where she worked and her boss Yubaba. Yubaba gives Chihiro the name of Sen, and the latter is asked to scrub floors and is also made fun of by other workers for being human.
There have been instances where sequels were made after 10-15 years and they were successful at the box office. There were a few that failed regarding box office collections and critical response. But the sequel to Spirited Away might work if the developers decide to hire the same writer and director for it.
Spirited Away 2 Cast and Characters
The cast and characters of Spirited Away include Rumi Hiiragi (Japanese) and Daveigh Chase (English), Zeniba both voiced by Mari Natsuki (Japanese) Suzanne Pleshette (English), Lin voiced by Yoomi Tamai (Japanese) and Susan Egan (English), Haku or the Spirit of the Kohaku River voiced by Miyu Irino (Japanese) and Jason Marsden (English), Kamaji voiced by Bunta Sugawara (Japanese) and David Ogden Stiers (English), Chichiyaku voiced by Tsunehiko Kamijo (Japanese) and Paul Eiding (English).
The other cast of the films includes Aniyaku voiced by Takehiko Ono (Japanese) and John Ratzenberger (English), Aogaeru Tatsuya Gashuin (Japanese) and Bob Bergen (English), Boh voiced by Ryunosuke Kamiki (Japanese) and Tara Strong (English), No-Face voiced by Akio Nakamura (Japanese) and Bob Bergen (English), Bandai-gaeru voiced by Yo Oizumi (Japanese) and Rodger Bumpass (English), and Akio Ogino voiced by Takashi Naito (Japanese). The rest of the cast includes River Spirit, Yuko Ogino, Radish Spirit, and Mi.
Spirited Away 2 Trailer
Since the sequel to the film is not on the schedule, there is no trailer for Spirited Away 2. If you have not watched the movie yet and want to watch it, then the trailer of it is available on YouTube.
Where To Watch Spirited Away 2 Online?
If you want to watch the movie Spirited Away, then you can watch it on streaming service platforms like Netflix, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video. Since the makers have not confirmed the sequel of it, for the time being, we cannot predict where the film will be available