The biggest injustice of my childhood was missing out on Studio Ghibli films. Surely, my media intake would have went a different direction if I'd witnessed at a young age such imaginative and thought-provoking stories like Spirited Away. This is the very definition of a film for all ages. I'm now twenty-four writing this review after experiencing it for the first time. I've seen many Ghibli films but this one managed to evade me until recently. My expectations have never been so generously met. This must be the most beautiful animation with a hand-drawn foundation that I've ever seen. I was impressed in almost every frame and I fell prey to an overwhelming amount of visual content that I couldn't possibly indulge all in one viewing. This is a masterpiece that will require an annual re-watch. I want to witness every inch of every frame and see what other stories I can find outside of the main one. Though the story of 10 year old Chihiro working in a bathhouse for strange spirits, while trying to rescue her mother & father, is a story I'll cherish each time. What impresses me most though is the amount of love put into this film. All the extra details that artists spent hours upon hours creating and sowing into even the smallest corner of a frame... What magnificent dedication to this artform. I love it.