Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle
US Theatrical: Jun 10, 2005
US Home Media: Mar 07, 2006
Japan Theatrical: Nov 20, 2004

Animation Studio: Studio Ghibli

Popularity: 102nd All Time, 83rd This Week

Characters on BTVA: 12
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EPA Deane
said at 10:08 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
My Favourite Studio Gibli Film and my Fourth Favourite Film.
said at 8:51 PM on Sat Dec 31 2016
I know this is going to sound like carping, but I felt that "Princess Mononoke" was the last Miyazaki movie I truly enjoyed. "Spirited Away", great though it was, rubbed off on me at times, and unfortunately, "Howl's Moving Castle" was one of the least compelling Miyazaki movies. It starts out great, and of course, is brilliantly animated, but the film runs out of steam in its latter half, and its ending feels very vague and unsatisfying. The story also feels very strangely paced at times.

That said, as mentioned, the animation is lovely to look at, and there are charms to be had with its characters. The dub is, as always, well done, with Billy Crystal as Calcifer having all the best moments.
said at 2:39 AM on Tue May 20 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
If only every dubbed anime movie uses VAs like these....
said at 1:05 PM on Mon Aug 31 2015
@SideBurn You want mainstream actors in all of your anime movies?
said at 1:54 AM on Thu Sep 17 2015
@SideBurn No thank you!
said at 3:11 PM on Mon Jan 2 2017
@AntiSabat666 Celebrity voice actors are rare in Anime. I'd surprised if these voices were in a anime movie that wasn't by Miyazaki.

Its happened a few times, but its still rare.
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