HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (Theatrical Release USA 2004)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Howl’s Moving Castle again demonstrates the ability of Hayao Miyazaki to cross universal cultural barriers and establish kindness within his highly creative movies. The movie is worth its watch for both children and adults and becomes a good candidate for addition to the family home video library as an international film worth a re-watch.

Storyline

A young woman desires to be free from a witch’s curse and visits a wizard who lives in a moving castle.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Hayao Miyazaki for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers John Lasseter and Hayao Miyazaki for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sofi (voice of Chieko Baishô), Hauru (voice of Takuya Kimura), Arechi no Majo (voice of Akihiro Miwa), Karushifâ (voice of Tatsuya Gashûin), Marukuru (voice of Ryûnosuke Kamiki), Koshô (voice of Mitsunori Isaki), Kakashi no Kabu (voice of Yô Ôizumi), Kokuô (voice of Akio Ôtsuka), and Hin (voice of Daijiô Harada).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie successfully delivers an emotionally appealing story.

Ben Meyers

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