Castle in the Sky

Alternative reality corresponding to the beginning of the XX century. In the hands of a girl named SITA is a Flying Stone. He is chased by government agents and pirates, because the Stone is of immense value. Trying to escape from his pursuers, SITA meets Pazu, her same age, working in the mining town. Together the children discover that the stone — the key to the mysterious flying island of Laputa.

  • Hayao Miyazaki

Release Date: 2003-01-15
IMDb icon 8/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: Japanese
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $6,037,660
Therine Emera
13 December 2013 | 11:35

In may 2003 the Tokyo were initiated a survey of 140 animators and film critics from different countries who were asked to name the best cartoons of all times and peoples. Despite that the first two positions in the final registry took films of Yuri Norstein — "Hedgehog in the fog" (1975) and"Tale of tales" (1979), not less impressed with the achievement of Hayao Miyazaki, from which the first twenty were from 4 of the film (mostly two-hour, in contrast nastansky shorts). The highest position of the leading Quartet took Miyazaki's "castle in the sky" is, even "spirited away" (was only on 29th place) and gave name not only to the special animation festival, but along the theater in which the festival is held.

It's hard to say what specifically, the evaluators were guided in your choice, but on the background of the adventures of Chihiro, spirited away, the history of the castle Laputa looks all are still less sophisticated. The girl, Sheeta, falling on the ground with the air ship, is the owner of the magic Stone, for whom hunting secret agents of the government and a team of eccentric pirates, headed by their own mother. SITA descends from heaven directly in the hands of the boy Pazu, the son of a miner. Now together they are trying to escape the treacherous pursuers. Soon the children find out that this Stone is a kind of key to the mysterious flying island-Laputa the castle. In the end, when they reached it, Sieve it the Princess of Laputa, awakens the divine light...

In the script you can see some of the motifs of "Gulliver's Travels", in any case, the name Laputa Miyazaki seems to have borrowed from swift. Despite that behind Japanese animator to already has been three animated TV series and three large cartoon (in and "Nausicaa in the valley of the wind", whose rolling success allowed the Director to create his own Studio Ghibli and to gain independence, where he for many years dreamed of), not leave feeling Miyazaki here is still far removed from the aesthetics of comics and delayed the plot. In an effort to return children living in pragmatic developed to the end of the modern world, belief in romantic adventure, Miyazaki literally perenasytil fable solution of different kinds of ingredients.

Medieval castles side by side here with achievements of scientific-technical progress, for example, aircraft the spirit of "Star wars" and robots, which, in turn, have to confront the pirates and militaristic minded military (and if the first one is just looking for treasure, then the second want world domination). In this in General, there is nothing wrong with that, but think the author has not yet finally released on will the resources of imagination, and yet binds the visual range to approved standards. So the mixture of historical realities and urban constructivism "Laputa" reminds of fantasy by Czech Director Karel Zeman, who worked in the 50-70-ies of the last century.

In addition, in contrast "Gone" (where Miyazaki has managed to create a completely unique world in which a maximally violated any lifelikeness), there categorically is no suspense, although the parameters of the genre, he simply is required to be, and humor, the lack of which somehow try to make up for the fun of pirates. In the result Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa has to keep the viewer's attention mainly for the constant plot twists. In General, the "Laputa" where is closer to serial animation (it can be easily cut to 3-4 pieces and demonstrate how mini-series), rather than to his main creature, which appeared after 15 years.

Special thanks to the phenomenon of Miyazaki in relation to Russia as we get it was formed exclusively through the Internet. After the Russian hire "spirited away" (where they, incidentally, were very important: cash amounted to only $0,215 million, as, indeed, and US — only $9.9 million that just negligible on the background of the world of rental — $275,2 million), which gave significant impetus to the popularity of the author, the us as mushrooms began to appear in clubs of fans of anime. In the end, Miyazaki rapidly became a cult figure among those who prefer theater computer. Between the official films are strongly dependent on the overseas distributors, to still a fairly anemic in this phenomenon continue to provide anime to the Russian audience in homeopathic doses.

Jennee Gwyneth
07 September 2011 | 02:13

Sky castle of Laputa — another exciting story of the great Director Hayao Miyazaki. It different from most of the creations of the manner of execution. There are no magic extraordinary characters, although from their absence, the picture is not hurt. The author offers a journey in a different reality, in a world of incredible steam engines, human greed and avarice.

Executed in the style of steampunk, cartoon draws, starting with credits, where describes a brief background of the sky Islands. Main story the girl, SITA, is literally falling from the sky the hands of Pazu, a boy working at the mine. On the neck the heroine of a mysterious flying stone, which in the future will indicate the way to sky castle Laputa. So begins the story of friendship. Pursued by the agents and the pirates, Sheeta and Pazu go on the search for the flying Islands.

In the "heavenly castle Laputa" in fully displayed love Miyazaki to sky delight the possibility of a flight — bright heavenly landscapes pleasing to the eye, extraordinary aircraft capture your varieties and detailed portrayal. Admire the harmony, with which is combined the nature and technique "heavenly Atlantis"

Excellent graphics, great music, humor, presence sense, the dynamics of the plot does not provided in display.

Thanks to the secondary characters and images that occur and other works by the author (Fox-squirrel with Laputa was present in "Nausicaa of the valley of the wind"; the leader of the pirates, the Pope will become the prototype of the spider-fireman in"spirited away") of "heavenly castle Laputa" if common creations the new world Hayao Miyazaki.

10 of 10

Cassaundra Pincas
15 August 2010 | 12:25

Friend, take a look at the calm blue sky, full of heavy white clouds. Look... You see some black dots, but think it is not necessary to pay attention to this, but on your eyes history. Out there, you see — deep buzzing ships? It is the pirates, but should not afraid not really they are villains in this world. When it's dusk, you will be able to see the glider on pink wings of friendship and when it got dark, you will see a large and bright blue glow. You wanna know what is it? Sit down, and I will tell you something... unforgettable.

So, this cartoon — another masterpiece from Hayao Miyazaki, plot which and many of the wizard, up to the brim with secrets, mysterious fantasy atmosphere, romance and fabulous kindness. However, "heavenly castle Laputa" surprise happy just that. Here along with that listed above is present and the action, he's some kind of... mental. Yes, perhaps my words will seem to you strange, but I just thought. Chase pirates for SITA and Groove in the beginning of the film is absolutely not strain (although in multi such moments it is closer to end); and even the fight scene between the pirates residents of the city, protecting the scared girl, cause a smile rather than the intake of breath.

This tale, in which you want to plunge, which will give you with good emotions on an exciting journey through the vast Kingdom of heaven. And it is completely different; all beneath him, changing from the man's hands, but it is changing the will of God. The sky never is monotonous, constantly changing color, under the oppression of a heavy storm-cloud, it with great ease keeping in itself of Cirrus clouds, heralding at sunset, Sunny day on tomorrow. Here the theme of the sky in "Laputa" reminded me some of the early cartoon "Nausicaa of the valley of the wind". The viewer feels the joy at a calm, blue, and is frightened in the moment when Sheeta and Pazu through a thunderstorm and lightning, almost in the dark making their way to Laputa (one of the best scenes in this film).

What is true treasures of Laputa? In the last moments of the film lies the answer — is one beautiful forest, which by chance survived the destruction of the core of the castle. It is my opinion. All great treasures of the world (gold) — is not important, the pirates, I think themselves have seen this once in the captured the real villain (but not expect that he will change to better) seeing the goodness of the soul of two young and brave heroes. This film shows that with the person can make the love of money...

In this cartoon there are melodrama humor. According to the first soon all will become clear once Sieve the Groove will be the first meeting among the pigeons, loudly and good-naturedly laughing. When I hear the laughter, you feel so easy joy to the soul. And humor very distinguished pirates a little silly, but such good-naturedly. These unusual villains (for American distribution) can be found in other Miyazaki works. For example, in spirited away have an evil witch Baby had a sister-a twin, an exact copy of the amazing contrast. In "the Walking castle" from the wicked witch of the Wasteland has completely changed character after opened her true face. Well and of course of many works a very unexpected and memorable finals, and the film — is no exception.

My verdict: so, "castle in the sky" — kind, sincere and beautiful cartoon about friendship, love, courage, mutual assistance. A magical film about home what to count heavily in the list of genius Hayao Miyazaki.

of 10 10

Well, as my friend, you like the story?

PS All my reviews Miyazaki — those are already printed, and those that will undoubtedly appear and future, — I dedicate Lyubasha Gerasimchuk, the girl who opened for me the magic, infinite, always surprising and neither an similar to the world created by the Japanese master. For her — thanks!

How much has Castle in the Sky made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $6,037,660.
Who is the director of the movie Castle in the Sky?
This tv-show was directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
What is the genre of Castle in the Sky?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Adventure, Drama, Animation, Best Action Movies, Best Adventure Movies, Best Animation Movies, Best Family Movies, Best Fantasy Movies.
Who starred in Castle in the Sky?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada, Fujio Tokita.
What is Castle in the Sky IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.
When was Castle in the Sky released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2003-01-15.