Movie (1 ep x 118 min)
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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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ViperDragonite's avatar by ViperDragonite on Apr 18, 2015
Score 10/10

Howl's Moving Castle is a great way to get hooked on anime, i mean the story anybody would love it especially girls who love rommance movie. Infact it was my first and i've been hooked ever since i watch it, so i recommend you watch Howl's Moving Castle even if your not sure you'll like it but trust me when i say this you'll never want to stop watch this movie or the... read more

boombox's avatar by boombox on Feb 12, 2011
Score 10/10

I absolutely love love LOVE this movie, it's my favourite Studio Ghibli movie of all time. The story is so immersive; you are in Sophie's life, you see her perspective and hear her thoughts. Each of the characters are so intriguing and entertaining, especially Calcifer, Howl's rather outspoken fire demon, "She likes my SPARRRRRK!". The animation is so beautifully done, the art work is fantastic... read more

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