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Howl's Moving Castle

May 21, 2012

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 have the world, the set up and the creativity, but we don't have a strong and focused story to go around it. Spirited Away was random, but there was still an overall story and the main focus was getting her home and turning the parents back to normal; Howl's Moving Castle at first seemed to be going that direction, but it quickly abandoed it... It's far from a bad film, but it seemed like an amazing film was trying to get out of an above average film. More in video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqMEZSPBr9E

BBFC rating - U

6/10 story
10/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
7.5/10 overall
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Balum Oct 11, 2012

Totally Agree!