Laputa – Castle in the Sky

Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa

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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.

User Rating: 3.8 ( 1 votes)


English: Castle in the Sky
Japanese: 天空の城ラピュタ
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 2, 1986
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Licensors: Walt Disney Studios, GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Duration: 2 hr 5 min
Rating: PG – Children
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Isao Takahata – Producer
Hayao Miyazaki – Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Screenplay, Character Design
Shigeharu Shiba – Sound Director
Jack Fletcher – ADR Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Sora kara Futtekita Shoujo (空から降ってきた少女; The Girl Who Fell from the Sky)” by Joe Hisaishi
ED1: “Kimi wo Nosete (君をのせて; Carrying You)” by Azumi Inoue


Laputa is the quintessential fantasy adventure for all ages. Action, villainy, and love all make for a grand tale of heroism worth seeing.


Probably my favorite film of all time, anime or otherwise.


While not a bad film by any stretch, it seems to lack something that gives it a lasting impact, and it’s probably the characters.


Not my favorite plot of all the Ghibli movies but this soundtrack is fantastic.


The greatest adventure you’ll ever embark on. The world this film manages to build is amazing.


Such a lovely movie with great art, it was hard not to take a picture each scene. Is it just me or did Pazu get manlier each minute-


Top of the line adventure movie. When Miyazaki had laser focused simple storytelling instead of obsessing over a unique setting.



    Anime was a mistake