This book offers a study of the immensely popular Japanese anime film, "Spirited Away". It explores the creative thought process behind the animations and language used, and how the issues raised relate to modern Japan."Spirited Away" is one of the most successful foreign-language films ever made. This book includes information about the film hitherto unavailable in English. Anime is a cult genre with an enthusiastic fan-base who are very loyal book-buyers. The publicity campaign will promote the book via "Anima" magazines and websites.It offers an insightful study of the popular Japanese anime film, "Spirited Away". Osmond explores how veteran film-maker Hayao Miyazaki wrote, storyboarded and directed the film, and how he kept firm creative control over the entire process. Osmond also considers the visual language, issues addressed in the film and Miyazaki's previous work.