One of the most iconic moments from “Spirited Away” is the scene in which Chihiro boards a sea train alongside several of her spirit companions, including the mysterious No-Face. The train takes them across a reflective ocean within the spirit realm, and at one point the audience can spot a small house resting on an island while Chihiro is looking through the train’s window. Although we never discover what this house is or who might live there, fans of the film have compared it to the Kame House from “Dragon Ball,” where Master Roshi (Kôhei Miyauchi/Mike McFarland) lives.
The similarities between the two houses are obvious, as both the Kame House and the mysterious spirit house rest on minuscule islands (both of which are empty except for a few trees), and seem extremely isolated, having nothing around them but water. Indeed, the similarities are so striking that several fans on Reddit admitted to confusing the two locations at first glance. “At first I thought it was Kame House,” said u/Eigghtbitninja253. Two users, u/Erretico_ and u/paceplumb, even asserted that a screenshot of the house from “Spirited Away” was actually an image from the “Dragon Ball” franchise showing the Kame House.
Despite the fact that this particular house only appears in “Spirited Away” for a brief moment, it’s clear that the striking location gave plenty of fans a sense of déjà vu to the time spent at Master Roshi’s place.