Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle are visually stunning experiences with a strong surreal underpinning behind coming of age narratives. In both movies a magical world unfolds before bewildered young heroines who must claim a new position within apparent chaos. Spirited Away is more hectic and upbeat while Howl's focus on darker themes such as war and violence. Yet both invoke the same spirit of beautiful natural scenes rendered sublime by Miyazaki's unique style.
This two great movies have the same creator and they both contain great stories about curse, love, and drama at the same time. If you'll notice upon watching them, the way they were drawn was also the same. In characters Haku(Spirited away) and Howl(HMC) do look alike. Both movies have great lessons and that after you watch them they will surely leave a good memory.
As you all likely know already, both Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away are the brainchild of Hayao Miyazaki; however, the two films share numerous similarities in addition to Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki's style.
Perhaps the greatest overbearing theme in both movies is the use of surreality bordering upon absurdism. Miyazaki is a master of this style. His movies are filled with surreal and inventive worlds and magical, unique characters. More so than any of his other films, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle invoke the same feeling of wonder to their majestic settings.
As far as the narrative goes, both movies are centered two young and bewildered coming of age heroins and their sojourns through the new and fantastic worlds they are discovering. Along the way, love, compassion, curiosity and development are evident in each of the protagonists. Miyazaki's protagonists are quite akin to Alice from Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, featuring young female leads as they journey through newly discovered mystical worlds.
Although Howl's Moving Castle contains a slightly darker theme with a violent war ravaging the world and Spirited Away has a lighter and more upbeat feel, both are excellent films laden heavy with Miyazaki's beautiful and sublime visions coupled with a mystical, romantic adventure. read more
Besides that both are made from Hayao Miyazaki, they both represent pure love and friendship. Spirited Away is about a girl, Chihiro, who depends on her friends to save her family from the magical world which they do not belong in and Howl's Moving Castle's, Sophie, relies on her friends, one of them supplies major eye candy, to release her from a curse. They both have happy endings and are films that are in my top ten favorite movies (Spirited Away is one of Roger Ebert's favorite movies) and they will definitely be yours too.
Both have gorgeous art and they both dwell in fantasy and the supernatural. They also have the same producers so they have similar art styles. What's more, they both have fascinating plots and lovable characters.
Same producers, Studio Ghibli. Both of the movies have a great story, same genre, romance, fantasy, supernatural, adventure and a very good drama. Both of movies are great and worth watching, has great lessons of love and friendship between the cast/characters of both of the movies.
Like magic? Like inventive transportation? The creators of Spirited Away and the talented voices of Billy Crystal, Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, and Emily Mortimer bring Howl's Moving Castle to life. See a world where wizards and witches fight in a war and curses are cast on the innocent so nothing and no one is quite what it seems.
Two different movies and both made by Hayao Miyazki. Both movies are highly creative, involve magical elements, very light underlying romance between the two characters and are both about a young girl who is leading an average life until suddenly being whisked away into a magical/spiritual adevnture.
These two movies are very similar. The ideas are almost like a copy of each other! One week after I had seen Spirited Away, I saw Howl's Moving Castle, and yet I was amazed by it! They made me realize what love truly means!
For starters, they both are breathtaking movies from Studio Ghibli. The art and animation in both are so similar that the characters look a lot alike. The main protagonists (who are both girls) have a curse put onto them or their family, so they're sent on a journey to break that curse. Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away are adventurous, fantasy, and romance movies that will draw your interest in from start to finish.
These two titles are excellent example of unique love stories. I mean, we have female protagonists whos adventures are the main plots of these titles. Chihiro and Sophie have to give up their normal lives. Consequently, they meet their beloveds who are really mysterious and powerful persons. And what it is worth mentioning is the fact that they are great titles for whole families. Every family's member will appreciate other thing and anyone won't be disappointed after them. They are the great start for people who think that anime is only "Chinese porn cartoons for kids"... they are but not in this case.
Both anime movies are produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. They have similar animation and character design, as well as great landscapes and soundtracks by Joe Hisaishi. Both contain coming of age narratives, following a young heroine in a magical world filled with magic and spirits. In both anime, the protagonist have to find a way to break a spell.
Both of these films are made from the well known Studio Ghibli - both of these films have the the weird but lovable story lines the studio is known for. They both have fantastic characters and the artwork is great!
Similarities - 'Quirky' story line's with the intriguing characters.
Both anime are directed by Hayao Miyazaki. As such, they have similar art styles and plot elements. Both anime show a romance developing between the two main characters. Also, the soundtrack for both anime is composed by Joe Hisaishi. Also, both have something to do with unique castles.
Traveling to other worlds to change your life. In Howl's Moving Castle they're looking for a way to break the spell of Sophie (a witch turned her into an old woman) and in Howshi wo Ou Kodomo they're looking for a way to bring back the dead.
Although Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo is a Makoto Shinkai movie, I think it will appeal to Miyazaki fans. Both are adventure movies with a dash of romance (a little more in Howl than Hosho wo Ou Kodomo) and are beautifully animated. Overall, they're both touching and sweet and the endings make you want to cry.
Both movies are from studio ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Similarly, both stories follow a young girl on her journey.
Both movies have beautiful scenery and lovable characters!
I think you'll like one if you like the other ^^.
Both are Ghibli anime directed by Hayao Miyazaki. They both focus on a young girl who lives in a magical world. Both anime have witches and wizards in them. Also, they both have great art & animation, soundtracks composed by Joe Hisaishi, as well as lovable characters and a similar atmosphere.
Chise and Sophie live in a beautiful, European-inspired fantasy world where magic can be used to make a living. The two girls at the beginning of the story have low opinions of themselves and latent magical abilities unbeknownst to either of them.
They are taken in by Elias and Howl, the enigmatic and powerful wizards of their respective series who have more than a few secrets of their own. Through many experiences of helping others and guidance from their wizard mentors, Chise and Sophie learn to hone their magic, deepen their relationship with Elias and Howl, and gradually learn to accept and love themselves.
Setting - Both are based in a fantasy/old England setting
Characters - Both have underdog, underprivileged heroine and alpha tall, lean, gentlemanly males
Plot - Both have a plot where the underdog (female leads) are taken in by the main hero
Genre - Both fall in the romance, fantasy genre
Visual - Both feature amazingly detailed visuals and animations
And finally, both anime's make you wonder what's going to happen next between the hero and the heroine..
Although the storylines differ greatly, the artwork and setting are very similar. Both are set in the pre-industrial age where magic rules the world and the heroes must rely more on their own skills to get them through the struggles. Recommended if you enjoy steam punk fantasy anime.
Last Exile and Howl's have steam-punk elements and style with whimsical magical elements to them. Both of them have a character who is under a curse that needs to be overcome, while Howl has several characters with this, Exile has Dio and the Guild that add this element. Howl's is more magical and fairytale like, while Exile is more of an adventure series. Both have an exotic mystical feeling to them. Both have wars and air-battles as a background setting. I think that people who enjoy Howl's will like Last Exile, however please note that while Howl's is a movie, Exile is a series - so the pacing is very different. read more
same english, vintage-style culture in both, beautifully portrayed. both have supernatural elements and contains fantasy (to an extent). and edgar and howl are both quite similar, in appearance and kind of in personality, both are extremely HOT!!!
Indeed both share an evident and delicate romantic and magic atmosphere.
- "Hakushaku to Yousei" has Lydia, "Howl's Moving Castle" has Sophie, both girls are brought into magic adventures by an handsome blonde guys (Edgar / Howl).
- Still, both anime are inspired to an old-england style in a past epoch (which may easily be around year 1900).
- Similar as well the gentle and gold-hearted personalities of the involved characters in both stories ♥
If you loved one of those yet, you'll definitely fall in love once again for the other!
I think that a good word to describe their magic stories is: Sweet.
Female lead characters are weak initially, however through trials they become stronger, and learn how to deal with the male leads. Both were way too short; Hakushaku to Yousei seemed incomplete, and in Howl's Castle, Howls personality did not seem clearly developed enough for me.'
Same beautiful artwork, amazing setting and delicious scenery. Both have simplistic and overall basic plots. Both focus on some serious topic (war/prejudice). Both have romance between the main characters. Both are happy feel good anime.
Similar to the magical Studio Ghibli film Howls Moving Castle, Patema Inverted takes you on a trippy ride. Both films have characters with their own unique backgrounds and development throughout the film. (Also, the art is freaking amazing) Patema Inverted is worth your time and will take you on a wild adventure filled with unexpected twists and turns, and will send your imagination upside down and right side up repeatedly ;)
Both stories center around a misfit girl who does not believe that she is beautiful, and a beautiful boy who loves to be beautiful and have beautiful things.
“Howl no Ugoku Shiro” has been my favorite movie for many years and i recently finished watching “Kuragehime” so I could lsit the similarities forever but I must also say that both even tough in essence are the same, they convey the story differently and each one has aspects the other dose not.
“Kuragehime” is a Josei and I think “Howl no Ugoku Shiro” also has that nice sentimental feel about it.
There are many other profound similarities but I do not want to give too much of the plot away! Seriously they are so similar!!! But it would not be right for me to wreck the beautiful story for you. read more
OKay, just want to say that the storyline and the worlds are NOT similar in anyway. It's just the character Howl and Kuranosuke LOOKS SIMILAR! They look like they can be related in a way haha. SO if your're a fan of HOWL then I recommend you watching Kuragehime. :D Well, Howls Moving Castle is set in a fantasy world where magic exist, whereas Kuragehime is set in Tokyo, a slice of life anime about a NEET girl entering the fashion industry due to a beautiful/handsome crossdressing guy Kuranosuke (Howl-look-alike).
Both are Ghibli anime focusing on a young female heroine who enter a magical world. They both have romantic elements. Also, both anime have great art and animation, and evoke similar feelings from the watchers.
If you fell in love with tamaki (or any other host for that matter)then you'll 100% like howl.Even the love story is similar (haruhi=sophie)
If you dont know anything about this howl's moving castle and probably you've seen some pictures and your not going to think twice,thrice or go over it 100x if you dont watch it you'll regret.
• Both have main characters of a young girl and an older male mage/wizard
• Both settings are in Europe or have strong European influences
• Both consist of magical acts taking place in an otherwise everyday setting (magical realism)
Young women gets taken in by mysterious and reknowned mage. A strange romance occurs. The world is beautiful and filled with vibrant fantasy but with some dark undertones. The setting of both feel very similar.
Although Howl's Moving Castle doesn't have such a 'save the nature theme' that most of Hayao Miyazaki's movies do, it still is about 'no war.' I love all of his movies, Princess Mononoke being my favorite, but out of all his movies, this one is my second favorite. The animation is great as well as the characters. It has a great plot and another curse. In many ways, Howl's Moving Castle is similar to Princess Mononoke.
Even though No.6 is a Shounen-ai, I have to say that we have very similar characters not only as personality but also suprisingly as physically! In both shows, notion of love and friendship captures you so fast!
Both start off with a character mislead by small rumors according to their society, then somehow stumbling into the truth when they travel out of it. By their situation, having to live with someone with a mild opposite personality yet it works out to form an unexpected romantic bond (Middle plot, not spoiling anything). As well the characters learn about and adapt into their new environment. Although No.6 goes into heavier themes while is aimed at pre teens and adolescents, Howl's Moving Castle is a light-hearted movie aimed at kids and family.
The similarities between these two anime:
- Both produced by Studio Ghibli.
- Similar art, character designs, fluid animation and beautiful backgrounds.
- Similar setting: events happen in a fantasy world.
- Both have wizards as main characters.
- Both have main characters who are emotionally unstable and have "darkness" in their hearts.
- Both action have action and romance elements, as the two lead characters become romantically involved.
- Both anime are based on a series of western fantasy novels.
A timeless tale of melancholic romance and fantasy, delving into story of SukaSuka gave me the most intriguing sense of déjà vu. And now I have finally identified the familiarity embedded deeply beneath my anime-watching journey – Howl’s Moving Castle.
The formula they use is an ancient one that closely resembles the Greek mythologies I read with passion as a child. Founded upon incredibly intricate worlds in which magic and sufferings culminate in the most peculiar of forms, SukaSuka and Howl’s Moving Castle introduces viewers to a multicolored amalgamation of emotions where one’s conviction in love and loss is repeatedly put to the test in a manner not unlike the tempering of steel blades. A character resists against an impending unknown with everything he’s got – and the resulting confusion, anguish, and despair they share with the viewers are more tangible than hatred directed at any villain.
The stories explore the fundamental concepts of human nature, war, and misfortune with extraordinary depth, but seldom do they force a single belief upon the viewers. The journey into either of these works is one that would reveal more questions than answers, questions which we can choose however to interpret and explore by ourselves. read more
Both Howl's Moving Castle and LWA are whimsical adventures, full of magic and wonder. Little Witch Academia is one of the best franchises of the decade and I can see fans of Miyazaki enjoying it immensely.
Both are beautifully animated and heartwarming films that have similar imagery of shooting stars and several plot simiarities, such as time-slip elemtns and the main girl cutting her hair short. Sophie and Mitsuha feel a little similar to me, as they are both very strong young women but are not quite happy with themselves and the lives they lead.
These two Movies are vastly different while offering a similar perspective on life's achievements. Sadly, Grave of the Fireflies is a tearful, historic, tragedy of the pain suffered by a brother and sister on the day Japan cried. Howl's Moving Castle offers the prospects of a young girl on a completely random journey in a magically entertaining world of love and adventure. Oddly, both are capable of emotionally startling their viewers with astounding events, encompassing their polar opposite stories.
They have supernatural creatures, are lovely and dreamy. Both warm your heart and enchant you in a beautiful adventure you'll love. It'll give you this certain feeling of "when I'll have children, I need to show them those beautiful, nostalgic 'fairy tales' ". Both are emotional in so many ways and embrace your soul. Both have some melancholic sides but Natsume's story is even more moving and so sad at times you might need to cry. At the same time they are so heart-warming that they bring you happiness. Natsume's story is more educational showing that superficially scary beings aren't bad at all, they can become friends and have reasons for being so scary at first (the same goes for Howl's film). It opens your mind for deeper thoughts and lets you value timely limited situations in your life more, especially when you get to know more about Natsume's story. The same for Howl's film: You begin to value other things more than focusing only on the surface of one's body and how one does look to others. Nothing's going to stop you, no matter what happens, if you feel things with a warm heart. Both have the same message. read more
Both animes reminds me of each other as they have magic, witches and wizards.
The plot may be diffrent but I think both directors want to tell you the same
meanings. There is also more similarity which you can find for yourself while watching.
It is worth to watch them both as they have very unique world settings and great characters.
both are similar because you have a female lead that is unsure about herself but gains confidence through their partner's strengnth. I like the fact that both of the lead characters didnt immediately like the male lead, and kind of fell in love through adventurs. They are dissimilar because Howl's Castle is way too short.
While the plots of Nagi no Asukara and Howl's moving Castle are considerably different, there's something about each that reminds me of the other.
Both have large fantasy and romance aspects, though Nagi no Asukara is more romance driven and casual than the latter. There's a certain bright atmosphere to each one, along with colourful animation and beautiful scenery.
It might be a bit of a stretch, but if you like one then you should definitely try the other!