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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
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 8.391 (scored by 91,754 users)
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Ranked: #1632
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Popularity: #315
Members: 136,620
Favorites: 1,140
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Synopsis

Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa takes place in a world where humanity once built great flying cities. A catastrophe later destroyed all of these majestic creations, forcing the human race to once again live on the ground. Despite these setbacks, humanity still has a passion for flight and explores the skies with planes and airships. A young girl named Sheeta is on one such airship, having been abducted by the government agent Muska. When the ship is attacked by the air pirate Captain Dola, Sheeta takes the opportunity to escape.

Saved by the grace of luck and magic, Sheeta is found by a young boy named Pazu. The two later discover that Sheeta's amulet is the key to finding Laputa—a legendary castle that is said to be the greatest of the flying cities. Together these new friends head out to find the castle and unravel its mysteries before the greedy and evil people of the world do.

Background

Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa was the first film to be produced and released by Studio Ghibli. It won the Animage Anime Grand Prix in 1986.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Pazu
Pazu
Main
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese
Tanaka, Mayumi
Sheeta
Sheeta
Main
Yokozawa, Keiko
Japanese
Yokozawa, Keiko
Dola
Dola
Supporting
Hatsui, Kotoe
Japanese
Hatsui, Kotoe
Muska
Muska
Supporting
Terada, Minori
Japanese
Terada, Minori

Staff

Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Producer
Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Screenplay, Character Design
Shiba, Shigeharu
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director
Hisaishi, Joe
Hisaishi, Joe
Music


Edit 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

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

Ilse
Sep 25, 2014
I know this movie is almost 30 years old, but I recently re-watched it and I cried reminiscing about my childhood and thought I should write my first review on it. Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa aka Castle in the Sky is tied as my favorite Miyazaki movie alongside Princess Mononoke; my 2 favorite movies as a child.

The story of Castle in the Sky is about, you guessed it; a castle in the sky. There's a legend about a floating island castle, called "Laputa" that contains all the riches a person can ever dream of having. The main male character, Panzo believes that the castle exists, read more
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JTurner
Jan 18, 2008
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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Qin
Sep 1, 2008
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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angelsreview
Sep 25, 2014
I feel like the studio and Director would be a give away that this would be good. I don’t know what to fully talk about as everything about this show is amazing from the story to the animation to the dub. Even the comedy doesn’t get in the way of the great story that lies within this show. Only one or two things bother me but they aren’t that big, like when Pazu jumps off his house and ends up breaking through bricks into his basement with no broken bones or nothing. Of course, these problems are minor and don’t happen all that much.

Miyazaki seems read more
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Poll: Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Cele - Dec 3, 2009
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Mar 16, 3:24 PM
Is this movie a ripoff??
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