Howl's Moving Castle

Movie (1 ep x 118 min)
4.521 out of 5 from 33,426 votes
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The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...

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PhdInCartoons's avatar by PhdInCartoons on Mar 13, 2013
Score: 7.9/10

Story Familiar Ghibli themes. I have watched quite a well of these films and have loved every one I have watched. Howl's Moving castle is no exception. The storyline is new and different, but if you have watched others some familiar themes seep through such as the futility of conflict. That is not to say that the story is not goo. It is, very.   Animation Excellent. This is normally what attracts... read more

DavidWP's avatar by DavidWP on May 21, 2012
Score: 7.5/10

I give the anime high marks for creativity and having some of the best animation in the business, but the anime seems to be lacking a plot and characters to back it up. There is no focus in the story and it seems to be just throwing random events and beings/creatures at us with no ryhme or reason; there are side characters that also go no where and there motivations change in a instant. It's a shame, because we... read more

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