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• 6/12/2015

Haku + Walking Up "Circular Upside Down" Stairs

After Chihiro/Sen is appointed as Lin's assistant, one of the next scenes is Haku walking steadily up stone stairs as he makes his way to see Yubaba leave the bathhouse, transformed as a "bird" in her cloak, while he is still in his human form in all the scenes. However, this "staircase" is circular and sort of becomes "upside down", with the steps going up and then around the ceiling. So how did Haku make it to Yubaba's room?

Although Haku is a magical spirit, he is never seen in the movie flying or levitating in his human form, and definitely never seen as being able to "glue" himself to anything, such as the upside down steps of the stone staircase. Was something cut from the English version that would allow him to walk upside down to Yubaba's room, or did we just not see him transform into a dragon in order to fly up to her room after he could no longer walk "up" the stairs and then transform back into a human as he saw Yubaba off?

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• 6/23/2015

we actually do see haku fly(human form) at the begining haku is takign chihiro across the bridge and the frog scares her he flies low rushing under skirts of the other workers. so he can fly at any time. We also see him fly at the end of the movie after chihiro reminds him of his identity they are falling then he flies straight over the water.

• 6/23/2015

Oh, right, that's true about flying in human form. But back to the real question about the staircase and Haku's way to Yubaba's room: did Haku, as a flying human, just fly up to her room as the stairs became upside down and he could no longer walk on them, or did he somehow walk upside down on the "circular" staircase to her room due to being a magical spirit that could do this?

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