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Howl's Moving Castle (ハウルの動く城 / Hauru no ugoku shiro) (2004)

Howl's Moving Castle
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Akihiro Miwa Akihiro Miwa
Arechi no Majo
Tatsuya Gashuin Tatsuya Gashuin
Karushifâ
Ryunosuke Kamiki Ryunosuke Kamiki
Marukuru
Yo Oizumi Yo Oizumi
Kakashi no Kabu
Akio Ôtsuka Akio Ôtsuka
Kokuô


Written by
Hayao Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki
(screenplay)


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''I feel so at home.''

8 years ago at Dec 11 23:01
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''It's all so familiar yet I know I've never been here before. I feel so at home.''

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

Christian Bale: Howl

Hauru no ugoku shiro(2004), kn... read more

A triumph of technical excellence in animation...

9 years ago at Nov 30 10:12
4 votes
"What a dump. When I think of castles, it's not what I picture."

Hauru no ugoku shiro (a.k.a. Howl's Moving Castle) - the latest animated enchantment from esteemed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki - is based on a novel by English writer Diana Wynne-Jones. This portion of anime is set in an indeterminate period (a cross between Harry Potter, Jules Verne and Alice in Wonderland) where... read more

This movie is a must-see. One of Miyazak

10 years, 10 months ago at Jan 25 12:15
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Hayao Miyazaki has done it again. This is another of his engaging works which is a brain trip on the high, fantastic road of the subconcious. But like all his other fantastic works, this one has a heart. You still know and feel that the experience is familiar, each character's dispositions only right, and the troubled circumstances the characters are plunged into, comic yet inevitable (in the film... read more
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When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Release date: 17 June 2005
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" As all Studio Ghibli films it is an unique animated film. This one makes the heroine into an old woman and there is a flying moving castle that she needs to find. Perfect hand drawn (as usual) imagery that grabs my imagination from beginning to end. But I felt it has an too abrupt ending to be 100% satisfying."


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" Howl's Moving Castle is such an imaginative, clever and emotionally rich piece of animation. It's also a film that rewards multipile viewings, as every time I've watched it, I've come to appreciate new things about it, as well as to pick up things I hadn't noticed before. The animation is, as to be expected from Studio Ghibli, absolutely gorgeous. The film is filled with so much imagination, that despite a slightly long running time, the film never runs out of steam and is one that I adore."


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