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It’s been a really long time since I watched “Spirited Away”. It seems like at least 15 years have passed since I first saw it. When I first saw it, I thought it was an adventure movie, but now I see that it is totally different. I think the theme of the whole movie is the beauty of “loving” and “believing”.


I can’t help but cry when I rewatch it now. I can’t help but feel grateful to Hayao Miyazaki and his team for creating such a work.


The theme song, “Always and Many Times,” is also an essential song for this movie. I can understand why no one leaves their seats after the movie “Spirited Away” is over. I’d like to hear these great songs every year on Kohaku, even if it’s been 10, 20, 30 years. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way.


I feel that Japan’s economy is in a very difficult situation, but the fact that the art world is producing more and more works that we can be proud of in the world is thanks to the fact that Japan’s economy, including the bubble economy, was in good health. When I see such works, I can feel that Japan has a long positive future ahead of it.