Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa

Castle in the Sky

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Synonyms: Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta
Japanese: 天空の城ラピュタ
English: Castle in the Sky
German: Das Schloss im Himmel
Spanish: El Castillo en el Cielo
French: Castle in the Sky
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 2, 1986
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 2 hr. 4 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 8.261 (scored by 305842305,842 users)
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Ranked: #3042
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Popularity: #460
Members: 487,636
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In a world filled with planes and airships, Sheeta is a young girl who has been kidnapped by government agents who seek her mysterious crystal amulet. While trapped aboard an airship, she finds herself without hope—that is, until the ship is raided by pirates. Taking advantage of the ensuing confusion, Sheeta manages to flee from her captors. Upon her escape, she meets Pazu, a boy who dreams of reaching the fabled flying castle, Laputa. The two decide to embark on a journey together to discover this castle in the sky. However, they soon find the government agents back on their trail, as they too are trying to reach Laputa for their own greedy purposes.

Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa follows the soaring adventures of Sheeta and Pazu, all while they learn how dreams and dire circumstances can bring two people closer together.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Character Design, Screenplay
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director
Hisaishi, Joe


Opening Theme

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"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


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 ...
Jul 21, 2013
Mixed Feelings
If Castle in the Sky was to come out today into the anime world, chances are it would be thrown aside like all of those bad ecchi shows. I mean, god damn it! I'll let it slip as I'm not exactly good at fantasy anime and what was the one that started the fantasy genre and 1986 didn't have as many clichéd fantasy anime, if any, it's 1986, wasn't Uresai Yatsura just starting or something, but still!
A Studio Ghilbi anime directed by the everyone-claims-he's-great Hayao Miyazaki. It tells the tale of Pazu, who is an ordinary, young boy who lives alone in a town ...
Sep 9, 2019
Studio Ghibli is the most illustrious Anime film studio ever conceived, and might as well be one of the best movie studios of all time, even outside the realm of Anime. Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata have both produced some of the most imaginative works ever put to the animation medium, and their genius efforts show in most of their creations. Add in to the fact that Joe Hisaishi is one of the best soundtrack composers in all of Anime, and you’ve got yourself a trio that has produced works that were nearly perfect in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, a group of professionals ...

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