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Castle in the Sky (1986)

Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (original title)
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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Sheeta (voice)
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Pazu (voice)
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Dola (voice)
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Muska (voice)
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Uncle Pom (voice)
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General (voice)
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Boss (voice)
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Charles (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Henri (voice)
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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. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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2 August 1986 (Japan)  »

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

On August 3, 2013, a Japanese showing of Castle in the Sky led to a new Twitter record with 143,199 tweets per second. See more »

Goofs

In the Magnum dub there are other instances where there is no walla during scenes involving crowds. Biggest example: at the climax when the soldiers are being chased by the robots toward their airship, there is absolutely no sound of shouting from the soldiers even though they obviously are. (Both the Japanese version and the Disney dub feature more shouting, respectively.) See more »

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[when Pazu and Sheeta are preparing to launch in the kite]
Dola: Are you up there, Sheeta, my dear?
Sheeta: Yes.
Dola: Best ya come down right now!
Sheeta: But why?
Dola: Uh? 'Cause you're a GIRL! A FEMALE! That's MAN'S work!
Sheeta: But YOU'RE female, Captain! And I was born up in the mountains, I can do this.
Pazu: No, Sheeta!
Sheeta: Be quiet!
[to Dola]
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Crazy Credits

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Best animated film I've ever seen
6 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have seen just about all of Miyazaki's films, and they are all beautiful and captivating. But this one rises above the rest. This movie totally impressed me!

I fell in love with Pazu and Sheeta, and their sweet, caring friendship. They were what made the movie for me. Of course, the animation is also superb and the music captures the feelings in the film perfectly. But the characters are the shining point in this movie: they are so well developed and full of personality.

Now, let me clarify: I'm really talking about the Japanese version of the movie (with English subs). While the English dub is good (mostly), it simply pales in comparison to the original language version. The voices are better, the dialogue, everything. So I suggest seeing (and hearing) the movie the way it originally was.


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