VIDEO: Watch the All-New Trailer for Spirited Away Live on Stage

VIDEO: Watch the All-New Trailer for Spirited Away Live on Stage

The first-ever stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning animated feature film "Spirited Away" will arrive in US cinemas this April - and today, Fathom Events released the first official trailer for the film.

Filmed during its acclaimed 2022 run at Tokyo’s historic Imperial Theatre, the stage production features two leading ladies - Kanna Hashimoto (who will appear on screen on April 23) and Mone Kamishiraishi (appearing on April 27).

The film will be screened for the first time in America as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2023. Later distribution is expected through online streaming and physical media.

Watch the new trailer for the stage film below!



Described as having dazzling sets, captivating musical numbers, and wondrous puppets of beloved characters, the adaptation is directed by Tony Award-winner John Caird (Les Misérables) and will feature two filmed versions each with a different cast.

Tickets for both April screening dates are now available through Fandango.

Character actor Mari Natsuki, who voiced the sorceress Yubaba and her twin sister Zeniba in the original motion picture, returns to her original role, accompanied by voice actor Romi Park. 

“We are thrilled to offer this unique opportunity for Studio Ghibli fans in America to experience the stage production that wowed Japanese press and audiences last year,” said GKIDS’ President David Jesteadt in the official press release.

“This imaginative stage adaptation by the legendary John Caird, featuring two wonderful performances by lead actors Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi, helps bring to life one of the greatest films of all time in a dazzling new way.”

While traveling to their new home, Chihiro and her family stumble into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. When her parents are turned into pigs and she is put to work in a magical bathhouse, Chihiro must use her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents, and return to the normal world.