Unknown (Presumably young)
Son of Yubaba
Spirit, rat (formerly)
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Boh is the biological son and only known child of Yubaba and the nephew of Zeniba.
Boh is a large baby that belongs to Yubaba and, up until meeting Chihiro (Sen), has remained within his nursery out of fear of germs. He is treated as an infant by his doting mother, Yubaba. Although a baby, Boh is able to talk, surprisingly, fluently for his apparent young age, and walk. While in his baby form, he is seen only wearing a full-sized, one-piece bib.
During the events of the story, he is changed by his maternal aunt into a small, grey rat. While this must have been a traumatizing experience for such a seemingly young child, a great deal of character development in his personality can be observed. Prior to meeting Chihiro, Boh is a selfish and spoiled child. He was used to getting all the attention, gifts and food he wanted from Yubaba. He also developed a fear of germs (mysophobia), demonstrated by his initial hindrance in leaving his nursery. However, his personality quickly changes during his adventures with Chihiro. In his rat form, he develops a strong affiliation with Yubaba's bird, who was turned into a fly-like creature and would often carry him around when they were not riding on Chihiro's shoulder. By the end of these adventures, we see him literally standing up to his mother to help Chihiro.
It is also suggested that, prior to meeting Chihiro, Boh had not been seen walking or even standing up on his own. This is seen through Yubaba's surprise at seeing Boh standing after his return to her with Chihiro and Haku. It can be assumed that he simply became less lazy and more self-sufficient after his adventure.
- "You'll get sick if you go outside. So stay here and play with me."
- "If you go, I'll cry. Then Mama will hear me and Mama will come in here and kill you."
- "Play with me, or I'll break your arm."
- On his bib, it says the kanji for his Japanese name (坊 Bō)
- He is the only thing in the world that Yubaba loves, apart from gold.
- In the English version of the film, his name was never said, only shown in the credits.
|Humans||Akiichirō Ogino • Chihiro Ogino (Sen) • Ichiyūko Ogino|
|Witches||Yubaba • Zeniba|
|Spirits||Aniyaku • Aogaeru • Boh • Chichiyaku • Haku (Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi) • Kamaji • Kashira • Kasuga-Sama • Lin (Rin) • No-Face (Kaonashi) • Radish Spirit • Shikigami • Sootballs • The River Spirit • Unnamed River Spirit • Ushioni • Yubaba's Bird • Yuna|