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Rating: 9.5 stars


Japan siskel film center Studio Ghibli

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Seen on: 07/06/2012 (rewatch)

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Castle in the Sky (1986)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Animation | Adventure | Fantasy

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The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa’s science to make himself ruler of the world.

Rated PG | Length 124 minutes


Megumi Hayashibara | Tomomichi Nishimura | Houchu Ohtsuka | Toshihiko Seki | Masashi Sugawara | Reiko Suzuki | Tarako | Eken Mine | Sukekiyo Kameyama | Yoshito Yasuhara | Takumi Kamiyama | IchirĊ Nagai | Hiroshi Itoh | Machiko Washio | Fujio Tokita | Kotoe Hatsui | Minori Terada | Mayumi Tanaka | Keiko Yokozawa

Viewing Notes

Glad I remembered to check the Siskel schedule for the Studio Ghibli retrospective! Saw that the only Japanese language version of Laputa was screening was 6pm Friday so I hopped the train and hustled over to see this. Remains my favorite Ghibli film. Just love everything about it. Great adventure and near perfect pacing. Soundtrack is also excellent including the silent moments.


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