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Haku (Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi)



Nigihayami Kohakunushi

Nickname (s)

Haku (ハク)




Unknown; Appears 12

  • Bathhouse Worker
  • Yubaba's Apprentice (formerly)


  • Shapeshifting
  • Flight
  • Magical Knowledge
Voice Actors

Miyu Irino (入野 自由)


Jason Marsden

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Nigihayami Kohakunushi (饒速水琥珀主 nigihayami kohakunushi, lit. "god of the swift amber river") referred throughout most of the film by his nickname Haku (ハク, haku), is the deuteragonist in the Japanese animated film Spirited Away.


Haku is Yubaba's apprentice and second-in-command at the Bathhouse. He seems to be a bit older than Chihiro, about 12 years old, although since he is the spirit of the Kohaku River, he is truly as old as his river is, which in the Japanese version is still flowing underneath the apartments now over it. He has a lean build, sharp grey-green eyes, a bob Japanese hairstyle of dark hair which is a darker shade of his eye color, and thin eyebrows. Fans of the movie even argue if his hair is black or green because of the similarity of his hair and eye color, as well as the fact that his mane when in dragon form is green. He wears a white kimono with puffy, light blue Japanese trousers known as "monpe", along with a purple sash around his waist. As a River Spirit, he has the ability to transform into a beautiful, silver dragon, which is an animal commonly associated with rivers and water in Japanese culture and mythology. His dragon form is that of a typical Eastern dragon, with a long, snake-like body, deer-like antlers, flowing whiskers, and a lupine face. In this form, he has smooth, silver scales with an aqua mane. He can fly and seems to have the ability to interchange between his human and dragon forms at will.


  • Haku is the only character in the film to turn into a dragon.
  • As he once served as Yubabs's apprentice, he likely has similar magical skills as she does.

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Humans Akiichirō OginoChihiro Ogino (Sen)Ichiyūko Ogino
Witches YubabaZeniba
Spirits AniyakuAogaeruBohChichiyakuHaku (Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi)KamajiKasuga-SamaLin (Rin)No-Face (Kaonashi)Radish SpiritShikigamiSootballsThe River SpiritUnnamed River SpiritUshioniYubaba's BirdYuna

Start a Discussion Discussions about Haku (Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi)

  • Sequel - Spirited Away 2 - Hachiro

    11 messages
    • Miyazaki has already retired. If there was a sequel, his assistant who took over better make it good! 
    • There will never be a sequel and there really isn't a reason for there to be one. Since spirted away was about Chihiro's coming of age (mi...
  • Spirited Away 2 + Haku X Chihiro

    51 messages
    • So... From what I have heard from rummors, there will be a second part/movie that tells about the both of them, but it is about 5 years after ...
    • Fuuny I never wanted a sequel so much for me personaly the movie resolved evrithing I wanted the resolution for also I did not want it to...

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