Earlier this year, it was found that Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement and working on his next big fantasy project. The reality came out that it is not Spirited Away 2 that we are waiting for but an entirely new project.
Even after two decades, fans are still waiting for the sequel of Spirited Away, which revolves around a 10-year-old girl trapped in a brave world.
To date, Spirited Away is cherished by fans globally, and everyone is hoping to see a sequel of it someday soon. So what is the future of spirited away? Let’s find out.
What future beholds for Spirited Away 2?
The end of Spirited Away made the fans anxious to know if Haku and Chihiro’s paths will cross again. The Internet was filled with multiple rumors regarding the sequel of Spirited Away, and the news of Mizayaki coming out of a requirement for a new project made everyone believe that it is Spirited Away 2 that he is talking about. But, unfortunately, it was made clear that this was an entirely different film.
The truth follows up that Studio Ghibli is not ready for a sequel. They are known to make masterpieces and never return for a sequel, no matter how successful the prequel is. So sadly, we would never know if Chihiro or Haku’s promises lived up.
How popular is Spirited Away?
The animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli was a phenomenal hit. It crossed an earning of $347.7 million worldwide, and to date, it remains the first and only Hand-drawn Non-english Animated Film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
The movie has won numerous awards like Golden Bear at 2002 Berlin International Film Festival, Academy Award For Best Animated Feature at 75th Academy Awards, BBC voted the film to be “4th Best Film Of 21st Century,” and The New York Times gave it the title of “Best Film Of The 21st Century So Far” in 2017.
The fans immensely love the movie to date even after two decades of the film; fans are waiting for a second installment.
The Cast Of Spirited Away 2
There is no news by Studio Ghibli if the sequel of Spirited Away 2 is coming and who will be in the cast so far. However, we know that the protagonist is going to be the same:
Rumi Hiiragi will do Chihiro’s voiceover in Japanese and Daveigh Chase in English.
Miyu Irino will voice over Haku in Japanese and Jason Marsden in English.
Spirited Away 2: The Plot
Spirited away is a story of a 10-year-old girl Chihiro who landed in the world of spirits with her parents mistakenly. She meets Haku, a boy who can turn himself into a dragon. He warns her about the spirit world and asks her to return as soon as possible, but she gets trapped in The spritted word before she realizes anything.
The story takes an exciting turn when Chihiro’s parents get converted into pigs by eating something mysterious from a restaurant. To rescue her and her parents Chihiro take’s a job under a Witch named Yubaba, who renamed her Sen.
The witch helps Haku to free him from his curse and Sen to find her parents. Later we find that Haku and Sen fall in love with each other.
Ultimately, Haku and Sen were able to transform their parents into humans and left the spirited world.
As everything turns good for both of them, the last episode turns out to be a drastic change of events for their love story. Haku told Sen to meet in the future now if a second installment is coming; we are hoping to see the romance of Haku and Sen with more magical adventures.
Spirited Away 2 Trailer
There is no announcement for the renewal of the series for the 2nd installment, so there is no expected trailer. Many fan-made trailers are available online, but no official statement for the video has been released by Ghibli Studio yet.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Did Haku die in Spirited Away?
Haku was already dead and a river spirit.
Is Haku an evil spirit?
Every Spirit in the show has good and bad features,
Do Haku and Chihiro meet again?
Haku is a spirit living in a spritted world and Chihiro was a human. Once she left, she never met him again.