Spirited Away : 5 of 5
I'm sure you've already read my glowing review of Spirited Away, which I saw twice in the theater, but I have to offer more praise for the movie after seeing it on DVD. It was really a joy to watch it in the original Japanese - I think the English dubbing was particularly good (with the voice of Lilo from Lilo & Stitch as Chihiro), but everything seems so much more natural in Japanese. The bonus materials on this set are really good, too (much better than the bonus disc of the other two recent Miyazaki DVD releases). My favorite feature is a complete Japanese TV special about Miyazaki and the making of Spirited Away - it includes scenes of the animators working crazy hours to finish the film, eating ramen at the studio, and meetings where Miyazaki explains how he wants things to look. I thought it was amazing that he completely storyboards all his films himself! This is a great DVD set, finally with features worthy of such a great movie.