Hauru no Ugoku Shiro
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 2004
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Rating: NR(Film)
UPC [Locale]: 4-959241-712882
Running time: 1:59 (119 Min.)
Casetype: Custom
Format: Color, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 16, 2011
Collection type: Owned (#1096)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 07, 2015
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
Based on Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Howl's Moving Castle follows the story of young Sophie Hatter, a bookworm, the eldest of three daughters, a girl doomed to an uninteresting life as a hat maker. Sophie resigns herself to her boring fate, but fate has other plans for her. Cursed by the Witch of the Waste with the body of a 90-year-old woman, she finds her way to the moving castle inhabited by the wizard Howl, said by all to eat the souls of young girls.

Howl has been cursed by the Witch as well, and is seeking the love of young girl to help him break the curse. The book has enchanted readers of all ages for nearly 20 years, and the film was released on November 20, 2004 in Toho theaters across Japan (see the FAQ for other release dates).
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Genres
Anime
Fantasy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Studio Ghibli
Audio format
Japanese  PCM 2-Channel Stereo
Japanese  DTS HD Master Audio 6.1 (Discrete)
English  DTS 5.1
French  DTS 5.1
German 
Italian 
Korean 
Cantonese 
Mandarin 
Subtitles
Chinese
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Tags
Asia
Ghibli + early works
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
Crew
Direction
Hayao Miyazaki....Director
Writing
Diana Wynne Jones....Original Material By
Hayao Miyazaki....Screenwriter
Production
Toshio Suzuki....Producer
Film Editing
Takeshi Seyama....Film Editor
Music
Joe Hisaishi....Composer
Shuntaro Tanigawa....Song Writer
Sound
Shuji Inoue....Sound
Toru Noguchi....Sound Designer
Art
Yozi Takeshige....Art Director
Noboru Yoshida....Art Director
Cast
Chieko Baisho....Sophie (voice)
Takuya Kimura....Howl (voice)
Akihiro Miwa....Witch of the Waste (voice)
Tatsuya Gashuin....Calcifer (voice)
Ryunosuke Kamiki....Markl (voice)
Mitsunori Isaki....Servant (voice)
Yo Oizumi....Prince (voice)
Akio Ohtsuka....King of Ingary (voice)
Daijiro Harada....Heen (voice)
Haruko Kato....Madam Suliman (voice)