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  • Neat trick allows you to recreate Ghibli’s Spirited Away “name-stealing” magic

    In Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, Yubaba used her own magic to make Chihiro forget her name. When she used that spell, she “stole” Chihiro’s name by writing it in Kanji, “千尋”. She then flicked her hand to make the 尋 to disappear, and leave only the Kanji “千” or Sen. “Sen” then becomes Chihiro’s name throughout the film.


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    However, did you know that you can recreate that effect featured in the film? Japanese Twitter user @namiki_0707 managed to find a way to recreate the trick, and all it needed was a whiteboard, a marker, as well as some water. You can check out how she did the trick here:

    The twitter user tweeted “Once I found you could make writing float using a whiteboard and water, all I’ve been doing is reenacting Spirited Away”. While it might not make the target actually forget his/her name, it still looks quite fun.

    Source: Sora News 24


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