A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization.
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: [military history] The weaponry and mechanical settings in Laputa is a mixture of British and German designs. Miyazaki is a fan of German weaponry (he has manga works like The Return of Hans and Otto Carius - both about WWII German tank crews), so soldier's uniform, medals, and grenades (Stielhandgranate, the famous "potato masher" in WWII) are modeled after German design, not to mention the gigantic battle zeppelin "Goliath." However, since the town of Slag Ravine was modeled after a mining town in Wales, British-styled civilian clothing and British weapons such as Lee-Enfield SMLE Mk. III rifle (soldiers) and Webley top-break revolver (Muska and his agents) appear frequently in the film. See more
When Dola announces that Goliath is off of the port bow, she looks in horror towards the Tiger Moth's starboard stern, the opposite direction from that which she announces. See more
[on the Tiger Moth, Louie is escorting Pazu to the Tiger Moth's engine room
Work, work, work. Busy, busy, busy, busy. Left, right, left, right. You're not here to have fun.
[inside the engine room; we see the gears turning
As you can see, this room is loaded with all sorts of gears and gizmos!
Wow, this engine room is amazing!
Is *that* what it's called?
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more
The original Japanese theatrical release did not have the current Studio Ghibli logo at the beginning; it had the Toho logo instead. See more
Kimi wo Nosete (Carrying You)
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Performed by Azumi Inoue See more