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Hop Aboard the Limited Time Spirited Away Train!

If you’ve ever wanted to join Spirited Away’s No Face and Chihiro when they are riding on a train together, now’s your chance. The Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition, highlighting the studio and its cofounder, is currently at the Yokosuka Museum of Art until mid-June. In honor of this, and to bring awareness, the Keihin Kyuko Electric Railway is offering a Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition Train in the meantime.

You’ll see it chugging along between the Sengakuji and Yokohama stations, as well as the Keikyu Kurihama Line. The route is also coastal, better fitting in with the movie. And images of No Face and Chihiro can be seen both outside and inside the train. Like the exhibit, these decorations will only be around for a limited time.

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If you happen to be in the area, you can go to this site to figure out what the train’s schedule is. It will be making trips multiple times each day.


Gkids licensed Spirited Away and gave this description for it:

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation.

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.

Source: SoraNews24


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.