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Wait, he was a fucking river???

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Wait, he was a fucking river???
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>>138855121

Shintoism, man. Shit's crazy
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>>138855121
yeah that part was pretty unrealistic to be honets
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>>138855121
Nah man. He was a dragon who is a river. I think.
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>>138855193
>unrealistic
u serius nigro?
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>>138855121
>the girl was actually inside of him when he was a river
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imagine being a fucking river
like how the fuck does that even work
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>>138855121
River? what? I thought he was just a dragon that lived in a river, not the fucking river itself
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No, no. He was fucking a river.
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>>138855263
Are you implying rivers really are sentient dragon-boys?
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Are rivers allowed to post on 4chan? I'm asking for a friend.
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Like the air that led me to it
She's like the wind that sucked me through it
She's a river and she's turning there in front of me.
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>>138855432
No, he was the fucking river.

It's like how Zeus is lightening. Lrn2paganism
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>>138855171
>I took your name.
>I took your life.
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>>138855121
a cute river
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>>138855193
Rivers look like snakes from a distance.
Snakes look like dragons.
Therefore dragons are rivers.

It's all logic you fucking faggots.
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>>138855121
I'm not even sure if this plot point is presented naturally through the Japanese viewer's perspective. We only got a few out of context flashbacks to the river scene, then she mentions the whole situation and resolves it in 10 seconds.

BRAVO HAYAO "Couldn't find a single scene to mention this earlier" MIYAZAKI
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>>138856286
>name this thing "that"
>this is now "that" with all "that's" properties
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>>138855121

He was the spirit of the river. And in Shintoism, every object has a spirit. So there are literally millions of gods all across the countryside. Every river would have its own unique spirit and lore.

Obviously looking at it with our western (JudeoChristian) view, it seems crazy. But its not that different from most religions across the world. From Africa to South America.
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>>138856368
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The whole thing is foreshadowed greatly throughout the whole movie and numerous scenes are based around Chihiro progressively connecting these memories to the dragon, and hence ultimately Haku. This won't be obvious on a first viewing though, and will only make sense to the viewer in retrospect.

The dub completely fucks this whole plot point up though.
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>>138855121
There are anons who haven't seen Spirited Away? This is like freaking out that Nemo's mom dies or something.
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>>138858028
Wtf you fucking spoiled it. Fuck you.
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>>138855121
>Wait, he was a fucking river???
This is inherited from Chinese culture. In China dragons are water gods. The most famous are the Sea dragon gods, one of which fought with the Monkey King in the Journey to the West, and where the staff the Monkey used came from.

But there are suppose to be minor dragons too, for every water source. With the most low born being the Well Dragon. River Dragons are really part of all this.
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>>138857986

>The dub completely fucks this whole plot point up though.
As well as tons of other things with superfluous 'context'. All she fucking said was 'Sa' and you translate that into two whole sentences? Holy shit Disney.
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>>138856302
>kawaii kawa
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>>138856267
Zeus is not lightning though. He reigns over the surface and his lightning is a weapon crafted by Hephaistos.
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>>138855121
>>138855432
he was a dragon, who was the guardian spirit of a river
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>>138858520
I know. It's hand down the most undeservedly praised dub of all the Ghibli films, if not all anime, and this is coming from someone who actually prefers Laputa in English with all its changes.

It just fucks with the film in a ton of 'minor' ways that result in so much of its intended effect going to waste. Even from the opening scene, the melancholy acceptance of change that drives the family and their interactions is replaced with "oh boy, aren't we just a silly bunch".
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>>138858712
So like helios is sun, better?
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>>138856368
>>138857986
>>138858520
>>138858823
>Watching the dubbed version of any Ghibli movie or any anime for that matter
Even as a kid, the only times where I did that was when I had literally no other option
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>>138860666
>Even as a kid, the only times where I did that was when I had literally no other option
When i was a kid I didn't even know Ghibli movies were Japanese.
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>>138860702
I hope you're joking. How could you look at Spirited Away and not realize that was japanese?Didn't you watch any anime or had any contact with japanese culture as a kid?
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>>138860702
Not him but when I was a kid I had to correct another kid when he didn't believe Kiki's Delivery Service was an anime. Honestly if you don't have history at least that deep with anime you don't belong here.
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>>138855121
No, he's just some kid who plays Go a lot.
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>>138855121
I don't get why this concept would be so strange when Greek mythology also has minor deities of specific rivers or other bodies of water. It's not an east exclusive thing.
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>>138858028
>Nemo's mom dies
Are you fucking kidding me?
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>>138860925
It's more like taking
>Poseidon, God of the sea
and replacing it with
>Poseidon, the sea

It's slightly different
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>>138860138
I guess. His only job was to carry the sun around with his chariot.
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>>138855121
Delicous Locon trap.
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>>138862100
I dunno

Nymphs, Landvaetter, Jotunn, and Titans were the closest analogues to Kami I believe. The main "gods" were more like custodians of nature, the other gods were nature itself.
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>>138862461
Greek mythology is a mix of various definitions.
You have gods that are rulers of nature, gods that are rulers of concepts, music,trade, sky, earth underworld, etc, gods that are the very entities the symbolize, personification of rivers, flowers, etc, gods that dont really have a definite form and supernatural beings in general.

I like it.
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>>138856302
>>138858649
>川いい
Fucking carlos
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>>138862100
Kohryu wasn't the river anon. He was just the guardian of it.

Also, a bunch of other beliefs consider natural phenomenons such as the sun, moon or rivers as Gods.
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Am I a river?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cqHAgnub_M
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>>138862661
Depends. Post pics of yourself first.
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>>138862661
>>138862673
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>>138862661
You're a damn rock.
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>>138862698
God, I love Roger Dean cover arts.
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>>138864445
But is he an island?
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>>138858520
Know the difference between translation and localization.
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>>138856123
>I'm asking for a friend
Nice try you fucking body of water.
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>>138862661
No, the river flows in you.
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>>138860666
You're not supposed to be proud of being a weeb mate, it's disgusting to be honest.
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>>138862249
Can't unsee.
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>>138867583
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsTjI75uEUQ
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Imagine all the people that pissed in him

Industrial waste gets poured into him daily
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>>138869304
no different than all the bugs and parasites pissing and shitting on/in you daily.
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>>138869304
Imagine all the faceless old men who washed their stinky cocks inside him!
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>>138855121
How crazy this show was and we are tripping over a river god.
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>>138862100

Anon Romans had Genius Loci that was more or less Kami. Hell before the Empire went to shit and legion where made of pagans, Legionaires pray to the Genius Loci of Rome itself.
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>>138855121
I nearly read that as "Wait, he was fucking a river?".
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>>138855121
I heard this film was overrated as fuck so the only time I watch it was while I was dropping acid with some friends. This scene in particular wasn't completely surprising, the witch had the ability to take your name and I guess it just made sense that when you take the identity of a spirit they lose their powers and true form. A river dragon though, I wasn't expecting. Where did they reference that Haku was a river?
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>>138856361
asian dragons are the embodiment of water
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>>138866089

A localization includes a translation. And changing tons of the script to make it more palatable to a new audience isn't acceptable in any form. Especially when Disney promised Miyazaki they wouldn't alter his script.
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>>138866058
No man is an island anon.
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>>138869496
Imagine all the milfs and christmas cakes who he washes!
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>>138855121
but what does it mean?
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>>138866089

>Know the difference between translation and localization.
I think you should follow your own advice.
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>>138855121
YOU'RE A FUCKING MALE RIVER
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