Is Haku's illness really from a curse laid on him by Yubaba's sister Zeniba? Sen is about to journey to Zeniba's home in Swamp Bottom to find out. But before she can take the mystery train that leads there, she has to confront the frightening No Face, who's been tearing up the bath house, and demanding to see her. Sen is on the verge of answering many questions. Can she pass Yubaba's final test in order to win back her parents, and even her real name?
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that chronicle his early career and the development of his theories of animation. Both are published in English by VIZ Media.