If you are an anime just like me then you have probably watched the magic of Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece, Spirited Away. This iconic film is a classic for a reason as it is full of incredible visuals, an engaging plot, and lovable characters that have won the hearts of millions of fans worldwide including me. Even though we all love the original film, there is one question that crossed everyone’s everyone’s mind for years – Is there a Spirited away 2? Will there be a sequel to Spirited Away?
Spirited Away has first released almost 20 years ago, even before I was born and there is still no official announcement about a sequel. There are some hints and clues that suggest a possible sequel. As a die-hard fan, I am eagerly following every development and analyzing every detail to see if there is any truth to the rumors.
We will definitely dive into the possibilities of Spirited away 2 and what it will look like but before that, let us take a step back and explore what made the original so special. Spirited Away was a masterpiece that won the hearts of audiences worldwide with its mesmerizing storytelling, stunning animation, and lovable characters.
The plot of Spirited Away
Spirited Away was a masterpiece that won the hearts of audiences worldwide with its mesmerizing storytelling, stunning animation, and lovable characters. Chihiro, a young girl, gets lost in an unknown spirit world and must navigate her way through this alien landscape to return home.
Now, you might think it is a story of a normal girl but that is not true. What really sets Oscar Winning, Spirited Away apart is the way it tackles themes of identity, growing up, and finding one’s place in the world. It is a story that connects with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
So with that being said, let’s get back to the topic at hand – a spirited away 2. The original film left us with some unanswered questions and plenty of room for further exploration. So let us all dig deeper and find out how Spirited Away sets up the plot for its sequel.
How Spirited away set the plot for its sequel
First, let me share why I thought a Spirited Away part 2 was possible. The film ends with Chihiro, our beloved hero, returning to the human world and saying goodbye to Haku, who had helped her throughout her journey into the spirit world. If we think about it deeply, the ending leaves many questions unanswered. What happens to Chihiro after returning to the human world? Does she remember her time in the spirit world? Does she ever see Haku again? These questions leave plenty of room for Spirited Away 2 to further explore Chihiro’s character and wrap up her story.
Another hint that gives me hope for Spirited Away is the recurring theme of the river spirit. Throughout the film, we see the river spirit in different forms, from a smelly mud monster to a majestic dragon. But the interesting thing is that Haku, who we later learn is the spirit of the Kohaku River, has the same appearance as the river spirit. This suggests that the two may have a deeper connection and that River Spirit may play a larger role in the sequel.
Now, let us talk about Studio Ghibli’s approach to the sequel. Even though the studio is known for producing sequels to some of its films, it is very selective about which films get a sequel. And when a sequel is made, usually the studio thinks there is more story to tell and the characters still have something to say.
The Possibility of a Spirited Away 2
As I mentioned earlier, Even though there are plenty of clues that suggest one could be in the works, there is no official word on a sequel. Also, it is been more than 20 years so it is highly unlikely that Studio Ghibli is gonna bring a Spirited away sequel.
What could be the plot of Anime Spirited Away 2?
What could a sequel actually look like? There are a few directions the story could take. For one, we could see more of Chihiro’s story – perhaps we will see her navigate more of the spirit world or learn more about her own abilities and powers. Or maybe, the sequel could focus on a completely different character altogether, exploring new themes and ideas while still staying true to the spirit of the original movie.
The sequel could also delve deeper into the mythology of the spirit world. There are countless spirits and creatures in Spirited Away that we only got a glimpse of in the original movie. I mean to say that we might get a spin-off movie of spirited away.
Of course, one of the biggest challenges of making a Spirited Away sequel is living up to the incredibly high bar set by the original movie. It is a beloved classic that is held up over time, and any follow-up would need to capture the same magic and spirit that made the first one so special. But if anyone can pull it off, it’s Studio Ghibli and the talented team of animators, writers, and filmmakers behind the original movie.
The original movie will always hold a special place in our hearts. It is a movie that touched so many people with its themes of courage, perseverance, and self-discovery. And if a sequel does happen, we can’t wait to see what new adventures and stories await us in the enchanting spirit world.
Fans’ Response to the Idea of a Sequel
Fans of Spirited Away are some of the most passionate and dedicated out there. So it is no surprise that the mere mention of a sequel has sparked a flurry of excitement and speculation. From fan art to fan fiction, there’s no shortage of creative energy flowing around the idea of what a Spirited Away sequel could be.
One of the most interesting aspects of the fan response to a sequel is the sheer variety of opinions and ideas out there. Some fans are hesitant about the idea, worried that a sequel could never live up to the original movie’s legacy. Others are eager for more adventures in the spirit world and can’t wait to see what new stories and characters could be introduced.
Some fans have even gone so far as to create their own versions of a Spirited Away sequel, crafting intricate plots and character arcs that build on the original themes and ideas. It’s a testament to the power of Spirited Away that it’s inspired so much creativity and imagination among its fans.
Spirited Away 2 Return to the Spirit World
Now, you may ask if there is no confirmation about Spirited Away part 2 then what is Spirited Away 2 Return to the Spirit World? Well, it is a spirited away 2 fanfiction published on fanfiction.net by moviefan-92 in 2006. This fan fiction is a fantastic continuation of the beloved Studio Ghibli film. It expands on the world and characters we fell in love with in the first movie, while also introducing new and exciting elements.
The fan fiction takes place several years after the events of the first film(about 12 years). Chihiro has grown up, but she still remembers her incredible journey through the Spirit World. She wants to visit the spirit world again and her desire is so strong that she was able to visit the world again after so many attempts. Read the spirited away 2 fanfiction if you want to explore her new journey
Keep in mind that it is fan fiction and not an official publication. You can support this fan fiction and explore the journey of Chihiro 12 years after the events of Spirit world. Just like fan fiction, we might expect a fan animation of Spirited Away 2 Return to the Spirit World. It is still hard though as no fan would like to ruin the magic of the original movie.
Studio Ghibli’s Future Plans
While the studio has been relatively quiet about its plans for future movies, we do know that they’ve been releasing new content in recent years. From the charming and whimsical Earwig and the Witch to the poignant and touching The Red Turtle. Studio Ghibli has been exploring new stories and ideas that showcase the studio’s signature style and creativity.
So what does all this mean for the anime Spirited Away part 2? Even if there is no guarantee that a sequel is in the works but if we consider the success and popularity of Spirited Away, it is not hard to imagine that the studio would be interested in revisiting that world and those characters in a different way.
Wrapping it UP!!!
The possibility of a Spirited Away part 2 has sparked excitement and anticipation among fans all over the world. There are plenty of signs that Studio Ghibli is still interested in exploring new stories and ideas, and who knows what the future might hold? But keep in mind that there is no official announcement for anime Spirited Away 2 trailer.
One thing is for certain the impact of Spirited Away can still be felt today even 20 years after its initial release. Even if the sequel does not happen, we can take comfort in the fact that Studio Ghibli is still making beautiful, heartfelt movies that capture the magic of animation and storytelling. So we can continue to appreciate and cherish the original Spirited Away for the masterpiece that it is.