Castle in the Sky : The fame of Ghibli has begun from this!

Tenkuu No Shiro Laputa DVDHello! I’m Mishi! From today, What I am going to recommend to you guys is the works of Studio Ghibli. Since I have loved Ghibli series, I should introduce all to you guys! (ノ∇≦*) I will post them from oldest ones to newest ones. Who doesn’t like Studio Ghibli?? I have not met the person who doesn’t like it yet! It is cool that adults and kids both can watch their works together! Today is the first Studio Ghibli movie, Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ)! Let’s take a look at the world of Hayao Miyazaki!! ヾ(≧∇≦)〃

 

Story

 

The girl is the main character named, Sheeta who has been captured by the special service agency of the government and has been forced to get on their airship. The reason why is because they are looking for the mysterious blue stone which Sheeta inherited from her mother who has passed away.

At the same time, the pirates family named, The Dola family is also looking for the mysterious blue stone too. As soon as they find the airship, they start to attack. While they are fighting, Sheeta tries to escape but accidentally she falls out of the airship. While she is falling into the sky without having her consciousness, all of sudden, the mysterious blue stone casts light. The light wraps her up and helps her to fall from the sky slowly. While this is happening, the boy named Pazu who works at a mine finds her and saves her.

Since Pazu has recognized her situation, he escapes with her as protecting her. The Dola family is persistent and chases them and they finally fall into a valley. But once again, they both are saved by the light of the mysterious stone.

According to Uncle Pom who knows the detail of this stone, it is the levitation stone that was made in Laputa long time ago. Laputa is a legendary castle which is said that it exists in the sky. Pazu’s father who has passed away saw Laputa before when he used to be alive and to go to Laputa was Pazu’s dream for his life. Mysteriously, Sheeta’s family is attached to the name of Laputa.

But they don’t have time to take a break at all! The special service agency of the government and The Dola family are still looking for the mysterious stone! What will they do after this? Can they dodge their nuisance? But why are they looking for her stone? The story of Castle is the sky has just begun!

 

Main Characters

 

Castle in the Sky Ghibli book 2Sheeta (right) – Main character. She is a kind teenager girl who has grown up in the mountains. Sometimes, she gets aggressive and does bold actions. She doesn’t have her family and she lives her life as doing her farm. She has a Yak. She gets involved in this incident since she has been kidnapped by the special service agency of government.

Pazu (left) – Main character. He is a cheerful teenager boy who has a sense of justice and an ability to take action. He works at a mine as a mechanic trainee. He also doesn’t have his family and lives his life in the house which his parents has left. He wants to prove that Laputa exists because of his father. His father saw Laputa when he was alive but nobody believed him and he passed away as being called liar.

The Dola family – The boss is Captain Dola. She takes care of her 3 sons(Charles, Louis, and Henri), Old Engineer, and her other men. They will make you laugh for sure!

Colonel Muska – He is a secret agent from the special service agency of the government. He doesn’t have his good eyes so he wears prescription sunglasses. He acts like he is a gentleman for the public but he can get cold for trying to achieve his mission.

 

How to find this movie

 

Anime Studio : Studio Ghibli

Year : 1986

Castle In the Sky Blu-ray

Blu-ray and DVD on Amazon

Castle in the Sky Manga

Manga on Amazon

 

Opening and Ending songs

 

Theme song

Kimi wo Nosete – Azumi Inoue (君をのせて – 井上杏美)

Kimi wo Nosete - Azumi Inoue

MP3 on Amazon

Kimi wo Nosete - Azumi Inoue CD

CD on CD JAPAN

Soundtrack

Castle in the Sky Soundtrack

O.S.T. on Amazon

Mishi’s top picks for Otaku

 

Castle in the Sky Action Figure Laputa Robot Soldiers

Laputa Robot Soldiers~

Castle in the Sky Assembly Kit

Miniatuart Locomotive & Automobile Assembly Kit

Castle in the Sky Snowball with Music box

Snowball with Music Box!

Castle in the Sky Figure Tiger Moth

Limited Edition Tiger Moth

Castle in the Sky Figure Flaptter

Flaptter! Wanna ride?

Castle in the Sky FIgure Robot Soldiers

Robot Soldiers Blue LED Ver

 

If you are searching Action Figure, Plush doll and more, here is the links of my favorite shops!
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Tokyo Otaku Mode

 

My Review

 

Castle in the Sky Recommendation Chart

Do I have to make a review for this movie? (^m^ ) This is the one of the greatest movie ever. I think most people know this movie even though they are not anime Otaku! I don’t know how many times I have watched this anime but I never get bored to watch it. Each time I watch this movie, it makes me want to love it more. I can’t believe that Hayao Miyazaki made this base of story when he was in elementary school….. He is just a genius! ( ・∀・ )ゞ He was born to make anime for us!

The story of this anime is straight to the point of fantasy and boy meets girl story. On this movie, they don’t act like they have feelings for each other but somehow, it creates the atmosphere to make us think of their relationship. It seems like bittersweet feelings are floating on this movie but there are no scenes like that. Maybe, the castle in the sky has a magic to make me feel that way! This magical atmosphere has become a foundation of Ghibli and attracted people for a long time! From kids to adults, everybody can watch it and enjoy it. I think this is ultimate great entertainment. If you haven’t known this movie yet, I definitely tell you to watch it.

All of Ghibli movies give me the same feelings but every time I watch one of them, they always make me want not to get out of the worldview of each movie. On the recommendation chart, I put Escapism. That means I want to get away from the reality and want to stay in the world of Ghibli forever. To tell you the truth, I kind of get depressed to finish watching and think oh, it ended. I have to go back to the reality. This feeling sucks! It is like Sunday is off and on Monday, we have to go back to the work or school. I get the same feelings like that! Usually, when anime or movies make me feel this way, that means I am satisfied to watch them. This movie is one of them for sure! It makes me nuts! You know what I am talking about right? (‘ー’*)ゞ

This is one of the movies that will impress you on each scene. Even the phrases of the characters, music, and everything! It is hard to find fault with this movie. If you watch it, you will understand what I am talking about. People watch this movie when they were kids and become adults, still watch this movie. As if they pass this movie down to the next generations. This movie has proved that adults can watch anime. It gives you a magnificent imagination and dream to all generations. I do recommend this movie to you guys! If you have not watched it yet, you need to hurry up and make sure with your own eye! (*^-゚)v

Thank you for reading this post! When somebody comes from the sky like Castle in the Sky, that means something great will happen to you! ♪\(^ω^\)( /^ω^)/♪

 

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