Spirited Away
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Door Knocker: Aren't you even going to knock? You're the most pathetic little girl I've ever seen.

Zeniba: The protective seal on my gold charm is gone.
Chihiro: You mean that little black slug? I think I killed in when I stepped on it.
Zeniba: HA HA HA! My sister put that there so she could control Haku... and you killed it! HA HA HA! But it's strange... only love can remove a seal.

Chihiro: I finally get a bouquet and it's a goodbye present. That's depressing.

Chihiro: Where is Haku... You better get here before I forget what my parents look like. I hope Dad hasn't gotten too fat.

Chihiro: Guys, don't take that food! We're gonna get in trouble.
Chihiro's Father: Don't worry, you've got Daddy with you. He's got credit cards and cash.

Lin: What's going on here?
Kamaji: Something you wouldn't recognize. It's called love.

Zeniba: Now, try to remember as much as you can about your old life.
Chihiro: For some reason, I can remember Haku... from a long time ago... but I thought I never met him before.
Zeniba: Oh, that's a wonderful place to start! Once you meet someone, you never really forget them.

Zeniba: I'm sorry my sister turned you parents into pigs, but there's nothing I can do. Its just the way things are. You'll have to help your parents and Haku by yourself. Use what you remember about them.
Chihiro: What? Can't you please give me more help than that? It feels like I met Haku, but it was a long time ago.
Zeniba: That's a good start! Once you've met someone you never really forget them. It just takes a while for your memories to return.

Yubaba: Oh, my baby! Are you all right? Are you emotionally tramautized?

Chihiro: There must be some mistake! None of these pigs are my parents.

Zeniba: Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can't remember.

Aogaeru: Welcome the rich man, he's hard for you to miss. His butt keeps getting bigger, so there's plenty there to kiss.

Chihiro: You don't remember your name?
Haku: No, but for some reason I remember yours.

Lin: Sen! I'm sorry I called you a dope before... I take it back.

Zeniba: Where did you learn how to spin, No-Face?

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Continuity mistake: Kamaji bangs the work surface, causing a chopstick to fall to the floor, but in a following shot both chopsticks are back in the bowl. (00:23:00)

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Trivia: The idea of having the bath house workers clean the river spirit came from an experience Hayao Miyazaki had when he was younger, where he helped clean a polluted river and one of the items removed from it was a bicycle.

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Question: On the DVD, there are two sets of subtitles. One follows what is being said closely and includes sound effects. The other follows the general idea of what the characters are saying, but the sentences are written differently. What is the purpose of the second one? Also, why do even the accurate subtitles show Lin as Rin, Zeniba as Zaneba and Kohaku River as Kalaku River?

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Chosen answer: This is probably because one track follows a near direct translation from Japanese, while the other subtitle track follows Japanese more loosely but is one that a westerner can relate to better. A normal western person who never had any experience with Japanese would be puzzled why there are sound effects in the text, that is because Japanese has a lot of specific sound effects for many thing, like the sound of someone walking and makes a quick stop, the sound of someone becoming shy etc. And as with Lin and Rin, these are pronounced the same way in Japan.

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