Friday, April 12, 2013
K is for Kamajii
Kamajii: "Something you wouldn't recognize. It's called love."
Spirited Away is the weirdest and best anime movie that I know of. It is about a girl named Chihiro who gets trapped in a strange land of spirits after her parents are turned into pigs (yes, it sounds odd. Watch it anyway. You won't regret it).
At the beginning, she's scared and alone, and one of the first things she has to do to survive is convince the "boiler man" Kamajii to give her a job. Kamajii is a creepy-looking character with many arms, and snaps at her to go away, but stubborn Chihiro stands her ground.
In the end we discover he is actually a warm-hearted sucker, and he helps her out.
Shout out to blogger buddy K: Ciara Knight is a lovely author whose Neumarian Chronicles are on my to-read list.