Last year, Ghibli fans in Japan might flock to the theaters to see a phase adjustment of the Hayao Miyazaki traditionalSpirited Away Now, thanks to GKIDS, fans over in North America will quickly have the ability to see the magic on their own in theaters! The release is anticipated to come this upcoming spring. Check out the summary below.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award ®- winning animated function movie comes to life in this first-ever phase adjustment, filled with amazing sets, fascinating musical numbers, and fascinating puppets of precious characters. Adapted and directed by Tony Award ®- winner John Caird (Les Mis érables), 2 special casts and efficiencies were shot throughout the program’s well-known 2022 perform at Tokyo’s historical Imperial Theatre, including Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi as Chihiro.

While taking a trip to their brand-new house, Chihiro and her household stumble into a world of wonderful spirits ruled over by the sorceressYubaba When her moms and dads are become pigs and she is used in a wonderful bathhouse, Chihiro need to utilize her wits to endure in this odd brand-new location, discover a method to release her moms and dads, and go back to the typical world.

Spirited Away: Live on Stage was produced and premiered in Tokyo in early 2022, followed by a trip throughoutJapan The program was developed as a cooperation in between Toho Stage andStudio Ghibli John Caird, an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, adjusted the movie to the phase and directed the production. Caird’s previous work for adjusting the world premiere of Les Mis érables made him worldwide recognition. GKIDS had this to state about the upcoming release.

“We are thrilled to offer this unique opportunity for Studio Ghibli fans in America to experience the stage production that wowed Japanese press and audiences last year,” stated GKIDS’President David Jesteadt “This imaginative stage adaptation by the legendary John Caird, featuring two wonderful performances by lead actors Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi, helps bring to life one of the greatest films of all time in a dazzling new way.”

Two Productions of Spirited Away Are Coming!

Spirited Away: Live on Stage

You did not check out that statement improperly; GKIDS will bring 2 efficiencies to thebig screen One production will star Kanna Hashimoto, while the other stars Mone Kamishiraishi as the starChihiro Meanwhile, Mari Natsuki will repeat her function as the twin siblings Yubaba and Zeniba, the starlet who played the 2 characters in the initial 2002 movie. Romi Park will likewise be playing the siblings in the 2nd production. The complete cast and credits can be discovered below.

Based on Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Adapted and Directed by John Caird

Co- adjusted by Maoko Imai

Original Score by Joe Hisaishi

Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Brad Haak

Associate Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Ableton Programming by Conor Keelan

Set Designer: Jon Bausor

Puppetry Design and Direction: Toby Oli é

Choreographer/Staging: Shigehiro Ide

Lighting Designer: Jiro Katsushiba

Sound Designer: Koichi Yamamoto

Costume Designer: Sachiko Nakahara

Hair and Make Up: Designer Hiroaki Miyauchi

Projection Designer: Satoshi Kuriyama

Music Director/Conductor: Erika Fukasawa

Stage Manager: Takashi Hojo

Assistant to the Director: Maoko Imai

Assistant Directors: Makoto Nagai/Ryusei Onuki

Producer: Haruka Ogi

In association with Studio Ghibli

Presented by Toho Co., Ltd.


Chihiro: Kanna Hashimoto/Mone Kamishiraishi

Haku: Kotaro Daigo/Hiroki Miura

No Face: Koharu Sugawara/Tomohiko Tsujimoto

Lin/Chihiro’s Mother: Miyu Sakihi/Fu Hinami

Kamaji: Tomorowo Taguchi/Satoshi Hashimoto

Yubaba/Zeniba: Mari Natsuki/Romi Park

Aniyaku/Chihiro’s Father: Kenya Osumi

Chichiyaku: Sunao Yoshimura

Aogaeru: Obata no Oniisan

Spirited Away is the film that great deals of Studio Ghibli fans choice initially when they remain in the state of mind for a Studio Ghibli marathon. This unique production makes certain to be a reward for fans, young and old, and a fresh makeover at the characters we understand and like.