"You don't remember your name?"
"No, but for some reason I remember yours."
- Chihiro & Haku

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back is a dedicated shrine and fanlisting for the Studio Ghibli animated film, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, also well known by it's english title Spirited Away. It was opened and approved by The Anime Fanlistings Network in the Movies/OVAs category in May 2009, and has since been run by Bloo and Courtney. The site is dedicated to any and all things Spirited Away related, primarily the listing of its fans from around the world.

The name, Don't Look Back, was derived from the final line spoken by one of the film's main characters, Haku. These three simple words are significant in that they represent one of Spirited Away's main themes: Cherishing the past, but not lingering on it, and taking in life as it unfolds without regrets. There's a thread on IMDB that I found in which someone expresses the same idea in different words, which further inspired our name selection:

"Chihiro survived by taking life minute by minute as it came and as choices presented themselves to her. I think not looking back symbolically reflects that concept."

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