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Howl no Ugoku Shiro

Howl no Ugoku Shiro

Alternative Titles

English: Howl's Moving Castle
Synonyms: Hauru no Ugoku Shiro
Japanese: ハウルの動く城

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 20, 2004
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.741 (scored by 137560 users)
Ranked: #332
Popularity: #49
Members: 184,252
Favorites: 4,133
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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adventure drama fantasy ghibli romance

Synopsis

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent flying castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell.

(Source: Disney)

Characters & Voice Actors

Howl
Howl
Main
Bale, Christian
English
Bale, Christian
Kimura, Takuya
Japanese
Kimura, Takuya
...
Hatter, Sophie
Hatter, Sophie
Main
Baisho, Chieko
Japanese
Baisho, Chieko
Mezei, Kitty
Hungarian
Mezei, Kitty
...
Markl
Markl
Supporting
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Japanese
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Hutcherson, Josh
English
Hutcherson, Josh
...
Witch of the Waste
Witch of the Waste
Supporting
Miwa, Akihiro
Japanese
Miwa, Akihiro
Bacall, Lauren
English
Bacall, Lauren
...

Staff

Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Ishii, Tomohiko
Assistant Producer
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script, Executive Producer, Screenplay
Hisaishi, Joe
Theme Song Arrangement, Music



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Feb 11, 2008
katsup
I have watched this movie many many times since it is one of my favorite Miyazaki films, so why not write a review? I have also read the book, which takes a much different direction than the film does. And yes, it may seem like I rate highly but for some i was between 9 or 10, and I have explained things that I disliked that may not reflect in my number ratings.

Story: the story is about a girl named Sophie who gets turned into an old woman and ends up living with a wizard named Howl in his moving castle. The story is the read more
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Apr 30, 2009
Venneh
TITLE: How's Moving Castle

NOVEL, ANIME: Howl's Moving Castle was originally a young-adult fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones in 1986. It won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1987, and was also was designated an ALA Notable Book for children and young adults.

Howl's Moving Castle was produced by Studio Ghibli (Ponyo on the Cliff, Spirited Away), and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind). Howl was released in theatres in Japan on November 20th, 2004, and showed dubbed in theatres Stateside starting on June 10th, 2005, courtesy of Disney, and is available both subbed and dubbed read more
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Recommendations

Similar Animation and Storyline (Disney-like)
Hayao Miyazaki has a very poetic way of telling stories. In both of these movies you see his fascination for flying machines.
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Opening Theme

"Sekai no Yakusoku (世界の約束; The Promise of the World)" by Chieko Baisho

Ending Theme

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Poll: Howl no Ugoku Shiro Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
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07-13-14, 12:20 AM
Should I re-watch subbed?
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03-10-14, 11:27 PM

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