- Main article: Synopsis
A young girl and her family move to a new house, but on their way they take a wrong turn and come upon the entrance to the Spirit Realm. With her mother and father transformed into pigs because of a curse and threatened with becoming meals for the spirits, ten-year-old Chihiro must depend on the help of the inhabitants and workers of the Bathhouse as well as her own courage to survive and find a way to save her parents and return to the human realm.
- Main article: Awards and Achievements
Spirited Away won an Oscar in 2003 for best animated feature, making it the first anime to ever win an Academy Award. Spirited Away also picked up a number of other awards around the world, including a Saturn Award.