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We all know that Chihiro and Haku split apart after Chihiro escape from The spirit bath house. Though, what if they re-met in high school?. It may be a stupid question but do you think they will see each other again? Will Haku keep his promi question and answer in the Spirited Away club. And I think only then would she be able to see Haku again. Shortly after the events of Spirited Away the ancient weapons from Nausica went.
Whatever was wrong with it? Why did she have to give up on her connection to the other world, to her fondest memories and to the other half of herself?
First they didn't approve of her studies now they want to take away her peace. She quickly composed herself and smiled. You worry too much, see you later! Her mother looked back from hanging the wet clothes and waved at her daughter, shaking her head slightly in disapproval when Chihiro was out of sight.
Chihiro tied the backpack to her bike and got on, eager to get to her destination as soon as possible. His expression was cold and there wasn't any trace of the kindness he showed to Chihiro all those years ago.
And it's 'Haku-sama' to you Lin" he said, never stopping or looking away. She missed Sen, the girl had been her only true friend for the short time it had lasted but she knew she couldn't come back to the spirit world. Fate brought the girl to them. This time they would have to go to her. Every now and then they would get news from Sen by means of some soot balls Kamaji had requested to spy on the girl. It seems no matter if Sen wasn't his granddaughter, he acted as if he was her grandfather, but so did Zeniba, who had offered to help with gathering news from the girl as well.
As luck would have it, Yubaba didn't allow Zeniba into her domain or got along with her, but Boh was her child and she never denied him anything so far, besides previously not letting him go out of his room from fear he'd get sick or injured, so when Boh decided he wanted to see his aunt, Yubaba consented on some terms of her own.
The group then established a date every year to meet and talk about the news and events about Sen. The same date that Chihiro used for her escapade. Haku was the only one that didn't partake in these gatherings, receiving the news from Kamaji alone on another time of his choosing. The river spirit didn't like to open himself to a lot of people for he knew what weaknesses lay bare when he did and so he hardened his heart again when Chihiro left, pulled his shields back up and only let himself relax on Kamaji's presence, who was the only one to truly have seen that side to him besides the girl.
Never in every single day that had gone by did he forget his promise but he had a contract with Yubaba, no matter if she couldn't control him anymore, a contract like the ones she made were hard to break.
He had been busy for the last years with trying to get Lin out of the bathhouse so she could do what she always dreamed about without her having any knowledge of his plan. For this, he had to make a deal with the old witch. Lin's contract wouldn't be broken, Yubaba would give her a year to do as she pleased on the condition that Haku pay for that year of work with ten years of further servitude and only then would they discuss the ending of his own contract.
It has been six years so far and Yubaba still hadn't consented Lin to leave. Time in the spirit world didn't have the same meaning as in the human world.
Spirits lived much longer than humans could ever dream to and their death was a different matter altogether. When spirits died, if they died, they would disappear forever or enter the human life cycle, the former more often than the latter.
Humans died and came back, over and over, to learn, to mature, to love and to cherish what best there was in life. Humanity was the garden spirits vowed to nurture but it became haywire and unruly, turning against their caretakers.Haku & Chihiro / Spirited Away
So ten years servitude was a small enough fee for one year of freedom. Besides, Lin deserved it. Haku arrived, bowing slightly to the witch as she rounded her desk full of jewels and took in her apprentice's appearance. The river spirit was reliable as long as she kept his contract, his only means of freedom under her control, but she knew she wouldn't be able to keep him bound forever.
He was too powerful and beyond her reach since the little incident with that little brat. Sure he never made a move against her since then, but he had a defiance that easily outmatched her cunning and manipulative nature, what with her old hag of a sister Zeniba also interfering and her own child being none the wiser, she knew she was up against a losing battle.
Even so, she thought, she'd get her winnings out of what she still could get from him while he was under her rule. Lady Okinawa lives in the forest surrounding our spirit gate and I made a bargain. Go collect it for me. I expect you back in the evening. You can also tell Lin she may take her leave for one year. Dismissed" she simply said, waving him off like a servant.
Haku bowed again and left. He headed straight to the boiler room. One of the soot balls noticed Haku's arrival and made some weird noises, making Kamaji look back at him and declaring a break. Lady Okinawa lives on the forest by the spirit gate, although it's currently closed, it's your best chance! The day she comes to the gate! Lady Okinawa is temperamental, mind you, but she's very kind and very wise, she might just know what you can do to meet Chihiro this time!
I will find a way to see her again but I will do it myself" he said, closing his eyes in frustration. Haku opened his eyes again when he felt a hand on his shoulder. She's a very strong girl and she's grown, you've been delaying things with your denial. You deny your love" Haku frowned at this "yes, love, no matter what love you believe it to be, it's love nonetheless.
She has come every year with hope to see you yet still knowing that she likely never will, yet she believes in the promise you made. If you delay much more she will move on and you'll lose your opportunity. I'm not saying you have to go and promise her a 'forever', no I'm saying go see her, talk to her and may you meet again when another opportunity arrives but don't just crush her hopes like that, you're her dearest friend" Haku sighed.
For all the centuries he lived and for all the wisdom he possessed, he knew all this and still hesitated. Granted, he'd never got himself involved with the humans before, his only duty was to his beloved river until the girl fell into his waters and he just couldn't let her drown, even if he didn't know why, he couldn't.
Now, things should have ended then but as fate would have it, his river was dried, making him a lost soul, she came along again and he found himself questioning his true duty. What fate awaited him?
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What was in store for him? But he knew, Zeniba had told him, his soul was bound to Chihiro's and that was why. He didn't understand it fully but he knew that if he were to never see her again it would slowly kill him but if it meant she would be happiest that way he wouldn't hesitate. Love was a very dangerous emotion in the spirit world, most spirits didn't love beyond their birth channels but the few that did often lived painfully, suffering a thousand times more than any human in the same condition.
The so called unrequited love was poison to a spirit. A spirit would fade away just like their human world part, be it river, forest, whatever the like, it would fade with them as their soul knowing it could not merge would start moving on.
Humans were reborn with their true love over the centuries, many times over, while spirits came to be to protect the world. Sure some spirits found happiness with humans and entered the life cycle with their beloved on their next life, since linking a spirit's soul to a human's would bound their life, so when the human dies, the spirit will follow.
True some humans changed their loved one during their lives when their soul loses its link to the other half or when they break the link themselves to forge a new one. It was rare, dangerous and very unlikely. Not many souls were compatible with more than one half but some haven't yet found their half, being free to link.
But really how likely was it that the feeling he had was of that nature and how even more likely was it for Chihiro to be part of one of these exceptions? Chances are, even if he figures he loves her, she won't feel the same or can't. But Haku doesn't like to dwell on this, he doesn't believe there is anything beyond a deep friendship love between them even if he doesn't deny he won't fight against it if he does develop feelings for her but until then, he has vowed to not mistake his feelings.
He knows himself and knows right now, Chihiro wouldn't be able to respond anyway, she is too young by human standards and even if she were infatuated it was dangerous to involve himself with her at such a volatile age as the one she was currently in, not that he believed any wrong from her but it was human nature. Yet Kamaji still was right. He had to see her. Kamaji nodded, he knew Haku would do the right thing.
I will see you when I get back" and with that he left. Lady Okinawa lived in a big clearing, her small yet luxurious house a place of renown. Her powers were wide but she mostly centered on dragon herding. She took all kind of dragon spirits in and cared for them when they lost their human world attachment.
Since dragons were born from rivers and the like, usually it had to do with the drying up of these rivers by human influence. When Haku arrived he saw someone waiting for him at the front door.
As Haku entered the Lady's domain he confirmed that the legends were true, Lady Okinawa's house was way bigger on the inside than on the outside.
For all the space, you'd say you just entered a castle instead of a small cottage. He was led to a small room and told to wait. When the door opened again he saw a tall woman enter. She had the longest and purest of white hair he'd ever behold.
Her skin was chalk white as were her eyes. She was very thin and frail looking but held such an aura of power his first instinct was to cower before her. Her expression however was warm as a wide smile graced her delicate features. I'm glad to see you again, even if you won't remember me from our first encounter, I was rather different then" the Lady said, her voice so soft a normal human would have to strain their ears to hear.
Haku didn't remember her at all. I was the main river from where yours was born from, so let's just say I'm like your mother, of sorts. You're all grown up; I feared what might have happened to you after they dried the river. Mine still flows but I have grown apart from it, in a sense. It's still a part of me but I've lived long enough to take other duties and live far away. I hope you stay for a while, Akaiku will show you to a room and we shall talk more later, I'll send Kashi to Yubaba to tell her you'll be back tomorrow or after" she announced calmly, always smiling as she motioned to a raven perched on a branch of a small tree on the corner of the room, starting to turn to leave.
I can't stay, I have something I need to do Lady Okinawa. I deeply apologize for the rush but I must leave" Haku said, almost losing his posture. Lady Okinawa smiled wistfully and handed Haku what looked like a fan made of rigid pure white feathers.
I do hope you come visit me sometime, my dear, it's been a long while" she said, nodding slowly before leaving. A girl with two long red pigtails entered not long after, her yellow eyes seemed to glow as she showed a toothy grin and held a black ribbon to him.
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If you cut it, one half is connected to the other" the redhead said. Haku took the silky ribbon in his hand and thanked the girl. Hope you come back, brother" Haku knew there were many dragons but he'd never thought of them as family. It was a warm friendly environment, one full of luxury, no wonder many people seemed to speak of the Lady with envy.
Now for the hard part of his journey, Chihiro would be by the gate by now. The place looked the same as always. Sure, more vegetation had grown around again but it was mainly the same. Not the same as when she first beheld it. She remembered, the path had been clear and the building had still bore its red paint, free of moss, a brand new building as her father said. When they had left the spirit world behind, the building had all been covered in moss and the paint was gone, the building was timeworn and almost in ruins, as it was now.
5 Reasons Why Chihiro and Haku from Spirited Away Will Meet Again
Sometimes she hoped she'd find it as it had been the first time, but that never happened. Just to find the path again had been a challenge. It seems fate had really wanted them to get off course that day.
Many times had she crossed the tunnel to find the place full of cobwebs and dust, the walls and ceiling looking like they were about to fall apart. One important theme from the film that Miyazaki encompasses is the use of Shinto motifs as a basis for the film, where they say that every living thing has a spirit. It was Haku that saved her by carrying her to the bank. The Japanese version, however, explains that the river still flows underground. This is why Haku was working for Yubaba, as he was lost and had no way to get home.
Haku is no longer bound to Yubaba because he was released from her contract after recovering his real name, which means that he is able to go where he pleases, even possibly to cross between worlds, in order to fulfil the promise.
It's made from the threads your friends wove together. This item proves that her time in the spirit world was not just a dream.
But what is the significance of this hair tie? We believe it is her connection to the spirit world. Zeneba explains that the hair tie will protect her, meaning that it contains magic. The glittering at the end when Chihiro returns to the human world further reinforces the fact that the hair tie contains some kind of magic.
Also there is the possibility of Haku entering the human world, as he has done once before. How the portal opened in the first place is a mystery, but the movie gives us a suggestion that there is in fact more than one portal. Looking back to the beginning of the movie when they first enter the spirit world, Chihiro and her family enter through a tunnel beside two other tunnels. This could mean that there are in fact, other ways into the spirit world.
Haku has been released from his shackles and he is no longer bound to a certain place, which means he is now a free spirit. As Haku is a river spirit, perhaps he can only move where there is water. After all, he promised.
Extra There is also a rumoured ending that was originally only released in Japan, along with the original release of the DVD before it was translated to English. Rumours suggest that the only way to view this second clip is to see it in a museum located in Japan. Apparently, it shows when Chihiro goes to her new school and finds out that a new student had just transferred, who is Haku. There is no proof that this ending does actually exist, it may have spawned from fan-fiction, plus there are some flaws behind this theory.
First off, if Haku is a spirit, how is he able to become a human in the human world? Final Thoughts So there we are. That concludes our list for the reasons why we think Chihiro and Haku will meet again.
What are your thoughts on this?