After 20 years a film like The Enchanted City continues to hold a special place in the hearts of Studio Ghibli and animation fans. The film recently returned to Japanese television and was the subject of an unexpected Q&A with the studio that revealed interesting details.
Of the more than thirty questions asked by fans on Twitter, some were very specific and particularly revealing about certain aspects of the productions, while others left room for more or less exhaustive answers. From the Q&A organized on Studio Ghibli's official Twitter page, the same collaborators then began sharing information about the origins of the project, e.g the title originally intended for the film, ie Sen no Kamikakushi, "The disappearance of Sens Kami”, And not the final one Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi.
More specifically, the study specified this Many of the shots seen in the film are from Hayao Miyazaki's memoirs. Additionally, many of the creatures seen inside the spa, which is built in the Giyofu architectural style, are inspired by spirits, creatures and deities derived from folklore and ancient beliefs.
Certainly one of the most interesting revelations concerns the characters of Chihiro and Faceless, which according to what the study reports would represent the positive and negative aspects of all humanity. The protagonist's stay in the magical dimension would last a total of three days, and it was confirmed that the film was not intended for foreign audiences, despite having tremendous success worldwide.
- アンク＠金曜ロードショー公式 (@kinro_ntv) December 26, 2021