Spirited Away, Vol. 1, Paperback Book

Spirited Away, Vol. 1 Paperback

Part of the Spirited Away series

4.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


Ten-year-old Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home.

Dad takes a wrong turn, though, and they become lost in a forest.

Eventually they find their way to a strange abandoned amusement park.

Chihiro wanders off. As night falls, Chihiro finds out she's in a world of ghosts, demons, and strange gods.

A mysterious boy, Haku, tells her that to survive Chihiro must find work.

She must go down to the boiler room and seek out an old man named Kamaji...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9781569317914



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4PThis is a review of the movie, not the Vol. 1 book.

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I enjoyed the illustration, they were wonderful and the spacing made it feel like an actual graphic movie. Also, the drawings showed off the culture of Japan. The story is really interesting.

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Spirited Away takes the reader on a journey through Chihiro's eyes. Her and her parents are moving to a new house when they come upon a magical/spiritual place where her parents turn into pigs and Chihiro is taken prisoner. In order for her to rescue her parents and escape, she must trust her only friend Haku, to lead her to freedom. This is a wonderful story full of spirits and magic. People of all ages can enjoy this enchanting story and get lost in it. The character development and the story line are so remarkable that the reader can't help but lose themselves to the story. This is a great series to read alone and share with others. It could even be read together in class and then hold a discussion on. There are many opportunities to discuss moral and ethical dilemma's that Chihiro is going through which could be a topic for discussion.

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Spirited Away is among my favorite movies. This manga, is based on the movie, and all of the images are clips from the movie. The story is about a girl who finds herself as she tries to save her parents, who were turned into pigs, from the spirit world. I am not deeply versed in Japanese lore, but the aspects of the spirit world are fantastic! The photos, like the movie, are breathtaking, while I still prefer the movie over this manga inspired book its still a great read.

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