GKIDS Release: SPIRITED AWAY for Studio Ghiblifest 2019

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.

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Can’t wait to see SPIRITED AWAY in theaters? Here are four graphic novels about discovering your place in the world that you can read in the meantime.

PANDORA’S LEGACY
What starts out as a typical family vacation to their grandparents house goes sideways when Charlie, Janet, and Trevor accidentally break an old jar that was hidden away deep in the woods. Suddenly running for their lives, these siblings have to figure out a way to not only capture all the monsters that have escaped the jar, but also how to save the rest of their family before it’s too late. With help from the unlikeliest of places, Charlie, Janet, and Trevor will learn what it means to work together and learn the truth about their family’s history. Between talking cats, trying not to drop their phone, and making new friends, this is one vacation that this family will never forget.
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PERSEPHONE
Persephone is an ordinary girl, which is exactly what is bothering her. She may be the adopted daughter of the famous magician Demeter, but Persephone struggles to find her place alongside such a force of nature. Driven by recurring nightmares as well as a budding curiosity, Persephone decides to explore the secrets of her birth, which everyone seems rather intent on keeping from her. With or without help, Persephone will embark on an epic adventure deep into the Underworld where she’ll discover far more than she bargained for.
MECH CADET YU
Every year, giant sentient robots from outer space come to Earth and bond forever with a brand new crop of cadets at Sky Corps Academy to help keep the planet safe. But this year, instead of making a connection with a cadet, one of the mechs bonds with Stanford, a young kid working with his Mom as a janitor at Sky Corps. Stanford has the opportunity of a lifetime but he’ll first have to earn the trust of his classmates if he’s to defend the planet from the monstrous Sharg.
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FENCE
Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him—if he can make the cut!
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