Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl no Ugoku Shiro

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That jumbled piece of architecture, that cacophony of hissing steam and creaking joints, with smoke billowing from it as it moves on its own... That castle is home to the magnificent wizard Howl, infamous for both his magical prowess and for being a womanizer—or so the rumor goes in Sophie Hatter's small town. Sophie, as the plain daughter of a hatmaker, does not expect much from her future and is content with working hard in the shop. However, Sophie's simple life takes a turn for the exciting when she is ensnared in a disturbing situation, and the mysterious wizard appears to rescue her. Unfortunately, this encounter, brief as it may be, spurs the vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste—in a fit of jealousy caused by a past discord with Howl—to put a curse on the maiden, turning her into an old woman. In an endeavor to return to normal, Sophie must accompany Howl and a myriad of eccentric companions—ranging from a powerful fire demon to a hopping scarecrow—in his living castle, on a dangerous adventure as a raging war tears their kingdom apart.

User Rating: 4.45 ( 1 votes)


English: Howl’s Moving Castle
Japanese: ハウルの動く城
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 20, 2004
Producers: d-rights, Tokuma Shoten
Licensors: Walt Disney Studios
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Duration: 1 hr 59 min
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Toshio Suzuki – Producer
Tomohiko Ishii – Assistant Producer
Hayao Miyazaki – Director, Script, Executive Producer, Screenplay
Chieko Baisho – Theme Song Performance
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Loved this so much


Love Miyazaki films, but felt this was average at best


Splendid Ghibli romance with a really great cast in both Japanese and English! I honestly recommend both sub and dub for Howl.


A Miyazaki influenced adaptation of a classic British novel that takes liberties with the story to make a more specific themed film.


One of my favorite Ghibli films. Sophie and Howl’s dynamic is great.


That third act gets worse every time I watch. Still a visual marvel and a great dub to boot.


I still really enjoy this movie. So many deatails



    Anime was a mistake