Live-Action “Spirited Away” Stage Play to Stream Online

For those of you who have been hoping that the live-action stage play of Studio Ghibli’s famous “Spirited Away” would eventually be streamed online, we’ve got great news: it’s been officially confirmed that the show will air online later this year!

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According to a report on Japan’s SoraNews24, the “Spirited Away” production’s final performances at the Misonoza Theatre in Nagoya will be streamed live on Hulu for all international fans to watch! It will be held on July 3 and 4, 2022, each night featuring the production’s two casts. Here’s who will be performing on each show date:

July 3, 2022

  • Chihiro: Kanna Hashimoto
  • Haku: Kotaro Daigo
  • No Face: Koharu Sugawara
  • Lin/Chihiro’s Mother: Miyu Sakihi
  • Kamaji: Tomorowo Taguchi
  • Yubaba/Zenibaba: Mari Natsuki

July 4, 2022

  • Chihiro: Mone Kamishiraishi
  • Haku: Hiroki Miura
  • No Face: Tomohiko Tsujimoto
  • Lin/Chihiro’s Mother: Fu Hinami
  • Kamaji: Satoshi Hashimoto
  • Yubaba/Zenibaba: Romi Park

No other details have been revealed, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for updates!

spirited away live action

The “Spirited Away” stage play is directed and written by Tony Award-winning director John Caird with Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi starring as heroine Chihiro in alternating performances. It was shown at TOHO’s Imperial Theatre and is now touring around the country, namely Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo, and Nagoya, throughout Spring and Summer.

The film “Spirited Away” premiered in 2001 and was directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of a young girl who moves into a new neighborhood and accidentally stumbles into the world of Japanese spirits. After her parents are turned into pigs by a witch named Yubaba, Chihiro gets employed in Yubaba’s bathhouse and embarks on a mission to help save her parents and return to the human world with the help of the bathhouse’s boilerman Kamaji, bathhouse worker Lin, and a boy who turns into a dragon named Haku.

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