Howl’s Moving Castle [2004]

After watching Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle seemed to be the next logical Studio Ghibli film to watch.

I have to say that I rather liked this film – it certainly was different to what I was expecting, but in a good way. I would go so far as to say that it isn’t particularly comparable with either of the other films that I have mentioned, and would suggest it as a good stand-alone film that provides a good entry level into the more popular Anime films from Studio Ghibli.

I watched the English dubbed version, and loved pretty much every element of it. It was strange to watch Anime in an European setting and without too strong a socio-political message behind it (it was far more subtle and only inferred in this film), but nontheless a very enjoyable way to pass two hours.

I have a few more Anime films that we have nabbed from Greg’s sister for a while, so I am looking forward to watching those in due course.

Oh, and I really want me a Turnip-Head (and a moving castle too) please!!




About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

3 Responses

  1. Kel

    I love this movie. But unlike you i haven’t seen any of Hayao Miyazaki’s films. But I cannot imagine it getting any better than this though. I love it so much I will make an effort to watch them all.


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