Who are the main characters in “Spirited Away”?

Can someone provide a summary of the main characters in the film "Spirited Away," including Chihiro, Haku, and Yubaba?

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"Spirited Away" is a highly acclaimed animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. Here's an overview of its main characters: 1. **Chihiro Ogino/Sen**: Chihiro is the protagonist of the story, a ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, accidentally enters the spirit world. Upon arrival, her name is taken from her by the witch Yubaba, and she is given the name Sen. This signifies her new identity as a worker in the spirit world’s bathhouse. Chihiro starts off as a sullen, reluctant child but grows into a brave and resourceful heroine as she strives to rescue her parents, who have been turned into pigs, and return to the human world. 2. **Haku/White Dragon**: Haku is a mysterious boy who initially helps Chihiro when she arrives in the spirit world. He has the ability to transform into a flying dragon and has a deep connection with Chihiro. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that he is also a spirit, specifically the spirit of the Kohaku River, and he has been bound by a contract to Yubaba. He and Chihiro form a deep bond that is crucial to their individual liberations. 3. **Yubaba/Zeniba**: Yubaba is the main antagonist of the film. She is a powerful witch who runs the bathhouse where Chihiro works. Yubaba is known for taking the names of those who work for her, thereby binding them to the bathhouse. She is greedy, short-tempered, and obsessed with wealth and power. Yubaba also has a twin sister named Zeniba, who, despite resembling Yubaba physically, is kind-hearted and aids Chihiro on her journey. Zeniba represents the more compassionate side that Yubaba seems to have lost. 4. **Kamaji**: Kamaji is a six-armed boiler operator who works in the bathhouse's boiler room, controlling the spirits that stoke the fires. He is initially gruff and dismissive but quickly warms up to Chihiro, helping her by giving her a job and thus enabling her to stay in the spirit world safely. 5. **Lin/ Rin**: Lin is a bathhouse worker who becomes Chihiro’s friend and ally. She is spirited and no-nonsense, and even though she's initially reluctant to help Chihiro, she too becomes a valuable friend and helps protect her throughout her journey in the spirit world. The story is rich with other minor and mystical characters who together create the enchanting world that has captivated audiences. Throughout Chihiro’s journey, these characters drive the film’s themes of self-discovery, growth, and the power of names and identity. "Spirited Away" draws heavily from Japanese Shinto folklore and culture, which is reflected in its diverse cast of characters, from the simple soot sprites to the array of gods and spirits that visit the bathhouse. The film stands as not only an enthralling adventure but a spectacularly illustrated and narrated tale that continues to resonate with viewers of all ages.
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