Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.
With their greatest enemy defeated and peace seemingly restored, Inuyasha and his friends each go their separate ways continue on with their lives. But when a full moon keeps rising night after night, our heroes know something new is amiss in the land -- a threat caused by a demon of immense power. Named Kaguya, this powerful foe plans to shroud the world in eternal darkness! And thus, Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango and Shippo must unite once more to put a stop to Kaguya's evil plans, to once more attain peace and keep the sun shining...
In both Spirited Away and InuYasha love is seen in each, an almost innocent image of it. They also deal with normal girls getting thrown into the mix of an imaginary world of magic with the main characters having to deal with fighting demons and dealing with curses. The main characters have to find a way to support each other so that they can overcome the evil threatening them.
Near the ruins of an old and abandoned city, there is played a game simply known as "Otokoyo." It is said that when children play this game, they go missing one by one. Some say it is ghosts. Others say it is demons. But for Hikora, one thing is certain: his sister disappeared playing the game and he will do whatever it takes to find her, even if it means playing the game himself. He and seven others will do just that, all for their own reasons, and learn that rumors aren’t always fictitious. Escaping with their lives will become the main concern when this game of hide-and-seek turns deadly.
Spirited Away and Kakurenbo have a slightly similar setting. Both take place in a world of the fantastic, deeply rooted in Asian mythology. Granted that Kakurenbo is darker in nature, both have a lingering similarity, though the light-heartedness of Spirited Away might make it seem like an unobvious recommendation.
In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
If you enjoyed Spirited Away's artistic and metaphorical style, then chances are, you may also enjoy Kino's Journey. Both anime are "allegorical fantasies": in many ways, Chihiro's adventure is similar to Kino's journey, as both are merely devices to bring the viewer outside of the known world, and somewhat beyond a normal zone of comfort, where the anime can share its strange and beautiful ideas.
Kino's Journey is quite a bit more subtle than Spirited Away, and also darker and more philosophical. Being 13 episodes long, it has somewhat more freedom to explore multiple themes and ideas, whereas Spirited Away is (rightly) focused on a single narrative. Thus, for someone who has enjoyed Chihiro's story, and is looking to expand horizons, Kino's Journey is highly recommended.
Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?
The environments of Love Hina and Spirited Away are like wonderful dream worlds. Both are set in grandiose bath houses, and many strange, wonderful dream-like events occur. Watching Spirited Away and Love Hina is like being in a happy dream-like trance, and they give you a wonderful feeling. Bizarre events, characters, and a journey of discovering love await you in both Love Hina and Spirited Away.