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03-25-09, 11:20 AM

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just got through watching hows moving castle for the sixth time and its still great.
 
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03-25-09, 12:47 PM

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I like howls moving castle too :D I watched it 2 times.
1 time in english dub, but I don' t think it's very good.
 
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03-25-09, 1:18 PM

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I've been wanting to watch it! I downloaded it a few days ago
 
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03-25-09, 1:38 PM

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EuphoricField said:
I've been wanting to watch it! I downloaded it a few days ago

Absolutely worth the watch, like most Studio Ghibli products(or so I hear). I've actually been meaning to watch it again and a few others more recently. Anyone have opinions on what I should do next? So far I've only down Howl's and Spirited :s

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03-25-09, 1:46 PM

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Bakayaro said:
EuphoricField said:
I've been wanting to watch it! I downloaded it a few days ago

Absolutely worth the watch, like most Studio Ghibli products(or so I hear). I've actually been meaning to watch it again and a few others more recently. Anyone have opinions on what I should do next? So far I've only down Howl's and Spirited :s

I'd say Grave of the fireflies or My neighbor Totoro.
 
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03-25-09, 2:27 PM

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Bakayaro said:
EuphoricField said:
I've been wanting to watch it! I downloaded it a few days ago

Absolutely worth the watch, like most Studio Ghibli products(or so I hear). I've actually been meaning to watch it again and a few others more recently. Anyone have opinions on what I should do next? So far I've only down Howl's and Spirited :s


I would say Porco Rosso or my Neighbor Totoro

And yes Howls Moving Castle is amazingly done. It's different from the book its based on in some aspects, but really well done. I enjoy the English cast more than the Japanese, it was just so well done. I hope his next one Ponyo on A Cliff (i think it's called that) is just as wonderful as the rest.
 
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03-25-09, 2:32 PM

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I need to rewatch it. I watched it a few years ago in a cinema, which is very unusual for me, and it was dubbed with German voices. The voice actors weren't >that< bad at all, but one of the main characters - the girl, I forgot her name - had a rather odd voice, making it somewhat a pain listening to her.

Bakayaro said:
EuphoricField said:
I've been wanting to watch it! I downloaded it a few days ago

Absolutely worth the watch, like most Studio Ghibli products(or so I hear). I've actually been meaning to watch it again and a few others more recently. Anyone have opinions on what I should do next? So far I've only down Howl's and Spirited :s
Princess Mononoke - the first Ghibli anime I did watch, and it's still my favorite. I also really like "My Neighbors the Yamadas", but it has a rather unusual animation style/design and isn't "epic" in any straight terms just like some of the other well known Ghibli movies.
 
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03-25-09, 2:40 PM

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I use to watch it everytime it aired on Cartoon Network. I had it recorded, and watched it frequently. That and Spirited Away, before I knew exactly what anime was I would rent all of their films and fall asleep to them.

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03-25-09, 2:41 PM

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Definitely my favorite from Studio Ghibli<3
 
03-26-09, 3:42 AM

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I like my neigbor totoro very much. it's so cute ^^
I like almost all the studio ghibli movies. I haven't seen all of them yet...
 
03-26-09, 5:24 AM

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I love Howl's Moving Castle, saw it the 1st time in a theatre dubbed. I've always loved Howl's dub, I thought Billy Crystal did a marvelous job voicing Calcifer. Made me love the movie all the more I suppose.

Other good Miyazaki films to check out are Kiki's Delivery Service & Nausicaa Valley of the Wind. Those 2 are my favorites outside of Howl.
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07-13-09, 3:37 AM

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i really liked this movie its gota ton of original characters which are all very awesome.
mostly calcifer, marco and sophie. they just fit together so well and the english voice actors fill the roles perfectly.
i would like to watch it again but its way too long, i watch a few scenes every once and a wile, for example when sophie is testing out the door. she has the funniest look on her face when she teleports to the diffrent towns
 
07-21-09, 11:36 PM

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Love it
Its the best movie ever
 
09-03-09, 7:39 PM

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I think Miyazaki is much better of sticking to original storylines rather than adapting other works. I've watched it twice: one before reading the book, and once after. It definitely was better after reading the book, but I still think the book is better. I don't even really have any major complaints about the movie - it just isn't that amazing, especially compared to works like Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Castle in the Sky.

I don't really like that Miyazaki changed the story to make it about Howl being a pacifist. Granted, there are far worse philosophical stances to take, I just don't like it when people making an adaptation piggyback off another's work for their own message.
 
09-13-09, 12:13 AM

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I remembered one of my friends asked me if I wanted to accompany him to the theaters to watch this show back in 2004. I declined back then. Now, after months of delaying and procrastinating, I finally watched this show.

I have got to say that this is one of the most overrated shows on this site. I found the beginning part nice; love the backgrounds and animation, but as the story progressed further and further, especially in the 2nd half of the show, I was wondering what the heck I was watching. Lots of disparate and random plot elements seemed thrown in together in one melting pot.

This has to be one of the most incoherent story lines I've ever seen. Later on in the show, the plot seemed to jump from one scene to the next just like that. And in the end, the show just throws together a neat ending, just for the sake of wrapping everything up. And then showing how things end up "happily ever after".

In my opinion, at least Spirited Away stuck to the original basic storyline instead of trying to cram so many different plot elements into one jumbled mess. The story in Spirited Away was more smooth flowing too.

God... I've definitely got to be more careful of the shows I choose to put on my plan to watch list. Despite all the strong visuals, graphics and lovely backgrounds, this show was not worth all the hype and high ratings on this site.
 
10-07-09, 5:34 AM

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My favourite Ghibli film. :)
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10-22-09, 2:05 AM

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Hate to break it to you guys but the movie is just average at best
 
10-28-09, 9:57 PM

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I had heard this movie was going to be a bit crazy; so I watched it expecting a weird, fantastic story. To be honest, it met my expectations, but didn't exceed them. The plot is what did it to me. I didn't find the story satisfactory. However, the characters and the art I loved. This movie has some great tender moments and funny scenes. ("What a pretty fire!") Tonight I'm probably going to imagine what the story would have been like with a better plot. I'm going to try and read the book sometime, too.
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