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 288465288,465 users)
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Ranked: #2812
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Popularity: #450
Members: 459,314
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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.

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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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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...

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