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Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa

Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa

Alternative Titles

English: Castle in the Sky
Synonyms: Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta
Japanese: 天空の城ラピュタ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 2, 1986
Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.381 (scored by 57984 users)
Ranked: #1602
Popularity: #213
Members: 84,015
Favorites: 639
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Popular Tags

adventure fantasy ghibli romance

Synopsis

This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer's apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky wearing a glowing pendant. Together they discover both are searching for a legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck. Their quest won't be easy, however. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth, and from each other.

(Source: Disney)

Characters & Voice Actors

Sheeta
Sheeta
Main
Paquin, Anna
English
Paquin, Anna
Padoan, Eva
Italian
Padoan, Eva
...
Pazu
Pazu
Main
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese
Tanaka, Mayumi
Goodson, Barbara
English
Goodson, Barbara
...
Dola
Dola
Supporting
Leachman, Cloris
English
Leachman, Cloris
Hatsui, Kotoe
Japanese
Hatsui, Kotoe
Muska
Muska
Supporting
Hamill, Mark
English
Hamill, Mark
Damitz, Claus-Peter
German
Damitz, Claus-Peter
...

Staff

Takahata, Isao
Producer
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director
Kondou, Katsuya
Key Animation
Nabeshima, Osamu
Key Animation



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Sep 1, 2008
Qin
Castle in the sky is the third film made by Hayao Miyazaki, who I've come to believe is one of the most masterful storytellers. The story is based on the Laputa of Gulliver's Travels, a floating city of scientists and ideologist, which is a legend, a dream of explorers. The young miner Pazu in the story has a goal, which is to find Laputa just as his father did before. And one day, a girl Sheeta who is wearing a magical necklace drifting down from the sky into Pazu's arms, their adventure begins.

The movie has a touch of magic and science fiction. Much read more
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Jan 18, 2008
JTurner
Retitled from its original Japanese name of Laputa (for being an offensive phrase, something which director Hayao Miyazaki was oblivious to at the time), Castle in the Sky is the master animator's third film, and it's one of his most beloved of all time. Initially a box office disappointment in its 1986 release, it has since been embraced by critics and audiences around the world. Inspired by Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", Castle in the Sky is a steampunk-themed action adventure tale about two young orphans -- young miner Pazu, and mysterious girl Sheeta (who wears a magic crystal around her neck) -- who team read more
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Recommendations

Hayao Miyazaki has a very poetic way of telling stories. In both of these movies you see his fascination for flying machines.
reportRecommended by zulon - Add to favorites
Young main characters involved in a world of magic with great buildings, weird spells and really bad guys... and both from Ghibli.

Opening Theme

"Sora kara Futtekita Shoujo (空から降ってきた少女; The Girl Who Fell from the Sky)" by Joe Hisaishi

Ending Theme

"Kimi wo Nosete (君をのせて; Carrying You)" by Azumi Inoue

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