Spirited Away Blu-ray Review

Posted By yonghow on September 18th, 2014

Spirited Away Blu-ray Ghibli

Some pictures of the Japanese blu-ray for Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award winning film Spirited Away, directed by Miyazaki Hayao. The slipcase comes in a classy black finish with the silhouettes of Chihiro (Sen) and Faceless on the front cover.

Just like the Princess Mononoke blu-ray this is a barebones release, with little on the side of supplementary materials except for some trailers, TV spots and PIP storyboards. The image quality however, is superb; the images are very sharp and the colors are vibrant and dynamic, really showing off the beautiful background art plates used in the film.

Spirited Away Blu-ray Ghibli
Spirited Away Blu-ray Ghibli

At the time of writing no release date has been set for a US version of Spirited Away, although it’s great news that the blu-rays for Princess Mononoke and Kiki’s Delivery Service are on the way.

This blu-ray has little supplementary materials and doesn’t come cheap, but the image quality does not disappoint. This is the best video presentation of Miyazaki-san’s masterpiece (short of watching the original film print in a cinema) as yet.

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3 Responses to “Spirited Away Blu-ray Review”

Fresh2death

Hey…are the japanese blu ray’s better then the disney versions? Whats better? And i live in LA know of any place they sell the japanese version around LA?
Thanks.

yonghow

Fresh2death – Image quality wise I don’t think there will be a big difference. Unfortunately I don’t live in LA so I can’t really say where they’re sold. Sorry !

signorRossi

This thread tries to make a comparison between all available Ghibli-Miyazaki anime.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=198117