Noface is a character from Miyazaki’s movie Spirited Away. He is a misunderstood and lonely spirit with a sinister expressionless mask who shows up at the bathhouse looking for friends. He is a glutton who lures people with fake gold to wait on him hand and foot. As he eats he transforms from a skinny, reserved and shy spirit to a growling monster who eats the critters around him and is bent on causing chaos. He is obsessed with Chihiro because she is honest and true and follows her throughout the movie. I remember watching Spirited Away back in 2000 when I was very depressed and alone. It is so strange and psychedelic and its narrative is stream of consciousness like a kid’s air conditioned summer daydream.
About Mac McRae
I am a digital designer and illustrator who specializes in the whimsical monsters and critters that roam the collective imagination of kids.