September 9, 2008

spirited away

Filed under: anime movies,releases — niizk @ 10:53 am

anidb ~ mal ~ ann


Spirited Away is a fantasy adventure with a ten year-old girl, which starts in everyday Japan but goes somewhere very different. For young Chihiro and her family, a mysterious tunnel and haunted town lead to the Land of Spirits, inhabited by gods and monsters and ruled by the greedy witch Yu-baba. Chihiro’s parents are transformed into pigs; to rescue them, she must surrender her name and serve in this world. Luckily she finds friends and allies, including the handsome but mysterious boy Haku. Initially sulky and listless, Chihiro (or Sen, as she’s now called) finds inner strengths and establishes an identity in this strange world. But can she win back her name and return home?


source: r2 dvd
resolution: 672×432 (799×432 anamorphic)
video codec: h264
audio codec: 5.1 DTS
audio languages: japanese
subtitles: english (ass, srt)

torrent link




kaa – niizk



  1. i was just looking around for decent rips of this the other day and couldnt find any. thanks for the hardwork and continued quality :D

    Comment by seven — September 9, 2008 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

  2. While your encode has more details. You did use the bad DVD version. The first R2J DVD suffers from the shitty red colour shift as you can clearly see in your screenshots.

    You can find enough info about this bad DVD mastering.

    Comment by Ponyo — September 16, 2008 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  3. got a link? i’m aware of the red tint issue the r2j has, which i just lowered in the encode.
    not aware of another print though. and i did not want to use the r1 because of its disney coloring, like mononke hime.

    Comment by neo2sonic — September 17, 2008 @ 3:08 am | Reply

  4. Sure:

    Lots of info here.

    Also from what I have read, the R2J is from Walt Disney Japan, so saying you didn’t want to use the R1 because of Disney doesn’t make much sense for this release, no? :)

    Here is a link:

    Comment by Ponyo — September 17, 2008 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  5. ah, thanks. though seems there is no new print of a r2j. just a r1 release.
    so far, the r1 ghibli dvds had quite a different coloring touch, as well as contrast differences to the r2js.
    one could say it’s more linear, plainly done colorwise than the r2j which i was trying to refer to as with ‘disney coloring’.
    best example is still mononoke hime which has a blue tint issue on the r1. guess it’s the counter which went overboard to intentioned ghibli coloring.
    of course it’s up to the viewer which colorscales one prefers, but i’d honestly still stick rather to the r2j coloring than r1.
    on a sidenote: you can still change the colorscales in playback with avisynth without much of a decoding penalty, though you start to get a bluish tint issue to get things as whitish as the r1 which seems to have a bluish issue on selective scenes as well (mostly darker ones).

    Comment by neo2sonic — September 17, 2008 @ 9:57 pm | Reply

  6. Thank bob my CRT has a menu to modify the colour temperature. It looks really much easier on the eyes and appealing – kind of obviously “as intended” – towards 9000K. If you already lowered the red tinting I can easily relate to the guys who sued the distributor over this release. How could they ruin something so badly that won an Oscar and even refuse to admit it?

    Comment by Sancho — September 18, 2008 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

  7. Thanks for the screesnhots, maybe Ishould compare them with the pal DVD I have. For Mononoke Hime, (british?) PAL DVD was very good.

    Comment by Mandarinka — October 15, 2008 @ 1:02 am | Reply

  8. I have the UK DVD of this. It seems to be no better than the US version.

    Comment by Babel — October 28, 2008 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

  9. Oops forgot to add my thanks – great encode, especially considering the source material you had to work with.

    Comment by Babel — October 28, 2008 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

  10. hi, can anybody pls seed this vdeo?

    Comment by bukankhadam — August 22, 2011 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  11. I was wondering if the subtitles were also ripped or if it’s a fansub?

    Comment by Yoesra — February 27, 2012 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

  12. Thank You!

    Comment by ichigo_daisuki — August 3, 2013 @ 7:18 am | Reply

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