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Spirited Away

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The Age of Not-Believing by Mithrigil

'Talking with the spirits doesn't mean the same thing it did when Chihiro was a little girl. It's more of a general sense, which she might have had to begin with--that eye for statues and houses and the peculiar turns of the wind.' An unusual older-Chihiro story that doesn't restrict itself to the usual suspects. Mithrigil melds the film's brand of magic and modern technology perfectly

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 2500-6000; Spirited Away; Characters: Ogino Chihiro, No-Face, OCs]

The Emissary by Beth Winter

'"The deaths at that time were unfortunate," the inspector said. "This time, it is my task to find out what happened and find a way for the mountain to accept this power line."' An intriguing take on the role of spirits in 21st century Japan, with the perfect choice of career for Chihiro. The young OC narrator is well drawn, and she bridges nicely back to the film

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 2500-6000; Spirited Away; Characters: Ogino Chihiro, Haku, OCs]

Tales of the Bathhouse by Littlerhymes

'Like most of her kind, the weasel was very bold and very clever, and in a more prosperous year she would have been far too clever to even think of trying to steal from a sorceress. However in times of hunger, daring was in much greater demand than wit.' A charming set of tales within a tale which fleshes out the bathhouse universe & its inhabitants completely believably

[Added 13/01/2012; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Spirited Away; Characters: Lin, Yubaba, Haku, Kamaji, Zeniba, OCs]