Soot Balls from Spirited Away

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The story:

The Soot Sprites (susuwatari, lit. "travelling soot", "soot sprites") are magically-conjured creatures that work in the boiler room with Kamaji in the Japanese animated film Spirited Away. They are also present in other prominent Studio Ghibli films, most notably in My Neighbor Totoro.

The Soot Sprites (conjured from soot itself) are small, black, fuzzy creatures with spherical bodies and white eyes with black pupils. Their usual mode of transportation is levitating/hovering, but it is revealed in the film that they can extend black, wiry limbs (arms and legs) from their bodies to accomplish certain tasks (in this case, moving coal into the furnace) and can lift objects many times their own weight. They also dissolve into soot if crushed, but quickly reform themselves shortly after.

NOTE: PRICE INCLUDES 1 SET OF TWO SOOT BALLS