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Some anime fans prefer not to read their TV shows. That's what dubs are for: translating Japanese shows to make them more accessible to English audiences. But what separates a good dub from a great dub? Let's count off some of the best and find out!
In one of Hayao Miyazaki's masterpieces, Howl's Moving Castle, Howl has special rings that he wears in the beginning of the movie. Later, he gives one of these rings to Sophie. This seemingly small detail actually has plenty of strong meanings behind it! Read on to find out.
Anyone familiar with Hayao Miyazaki will know of Howl no Ugoku Shiro. This film, like many of Miyazaki works, was critically acclaimed when it debuted. It was even nominated for an Academy Award in the United States. Much of this film's success is due to Joe Hisaishi's soundtrack.
Howl no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) was released in 2004 along with Joe Hisaishi’s incredible music for the film. Why does Studio Ghibli have such a love affair with Hisaishi and his work? Let’s find out by looking at five pieces from the movie. Spoilers will happen, you have been warned.
The former errand dog of Madame Suliman has a heart as big as Howl's Castle. The dog Heen turns in his old mistress for a new, much kinder one. Heen is old, overweight, short, and asthmatic, but he gets an "A" for effort. Heen cares.
The overworked, underpaid, and under-appreciated Calcifer can do it all. Need hot water? Calcifer. Need to move an entire castle? Calcifer. Need help with some spells? Calcifer. Need a heart transplant? Calcifer. Or just need a garbage disposal unit for your hair and broken eggshells? Calcifer.
Howl no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) follows the story of Howl and Sophie and their adventures in Howl's mysterious moving castle. As Howl and Sophie grow closer and mature as individuals, how does the castle change to reflect their deepening relationship?
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner... and so is Senpai. If silently staring from afar and walking (stalking) him/her home didn't seem to work, then these anime valentines will surely do the trick. Here are 25 of the best anime themed Valentine’s Day cards, perfect for your special somebody!
There's no doubt that Ghibli's Howl no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) is a masterpiece. Who didn't fall in love with the beautiful scenery, the peaceful town, and even Howl’s untidy castle? Let’s take a look at the amazing art from the film on its journey from pencil sketch to screen.
Howl's Moving Castle is a heart-warming film about love and family, based upon Diana Wynne Jones' original novel by the same name and re-imagined by Hayao Miyazaki. While not a straight adaptation, it still managed to charm. Here are fifteen memorable quotes from this Studio Ghibli masterpiece!