Howl's Moving Castle [Movie]
The curse of an evil witch turns a plain young hat-maker, Sophie, into an old woman. Sophie runs away to confront the witch and become young again when she rescues a trapped animated scarecrow. The scarecrow leads her to the giant, moving castle owned by the wizard Howl. Inside she befriends a fire demon, Calcifer, along with Howl’s young apprentice, Markl, eventually befriending Howl himself. Sophie becomes the castle’s old cleaning lady as she is swept into a journey to find the answers to both her problem and Howl’s own secrets.
Is Howl’s Moving Castle an adventure tale? A love story? Or purely a work of art like a grand painting on a humble canvas in a modest frame. This story is essential for any anime fan, you simply must watch this highlight of the Japanese animation industry. It’s hard to say any other story is better.
Howl’s Moving Castle
Also known as “Howl no Ugoku Shiro”, this show is written and directed by the great Hayao Miyazaki.
Premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, and was released in Japan in November, and instantly became a hit classic and is now a multi-award-winning Japanese Movie. It is based on a novel written by a British author Diana Wynne Jones. It was animated by the popular Studio Ghibli, produced by Suzuki Toshio, and distributed by Toho animation.
The setting of the story is primarily in early 20th in a fictional kingdom during a war. The film tells a story about Sophie Hatter, a young hatter. Sophie meets Howl for the first time when he was saving her from the soldiers that’s harassing her using verbal harassments. He called her ‘’Sweetheart’’ and apologized that he was late and was ‘’looking for her’’ (Because Howl is a total womanizer in the past) He then put a spell on them and made them leave. Sophie is the eldest of the three sisters (Sophie, Lettie, and Martha Hatter) Sophie is aged eighteen, she has semi red/brown hair and rather beautiful although she doesn’t see it herself.
One night changed Soph