Castle in the Sky

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Hayao Miyazaki
Production: Tokuma Shoten
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125 min

A Tokuma Shoten Production

It's a gas grenade!

We're under attack!

Hold them there! You, get down on the floor!

Tear gas!

What's the hold up?

Hurry up and break down that door!

Where is she?!

Here she is!

Mama, here she is! She was hiding!

Hurry up and catch her!

Mama, I'll fall!

That's it...that's the stone!

Hurry, into the next room!

It's the Levistone!

Damn! The Levistone...

- ~Laputa~- Castle in the Sky

A Tokuma Koukai Presentation


~~~~Yamashita Tatsumi ~~~~Ogata Hideo

Animation Director: ~~~~Tannai Tsukasa

Art Directors:

~~~~Nozaki Toshirou ~~~~Yamamoto Fumi

~~~~ Hisashi Jo

~~~~Yasuda Michiyo Photography:

~~~~Takahashi Hiroshi Editting: ~~~~Seyama Takeshi

Sound Director:
~~~~Shiba Shigeharu Sound Editting:

~~~~ Inoue Shuuji Sound Effects: ~~~~Satou Kazutoshi

~~~~Hatsui Genei ~~~~Tokita Fujio ~~~~Terada Nou

Tanaka Mayumi ~~~~Yokozawa Keiko

~~~~Gentetsu ~~~~

Studio Ghibli Producer: ~~~~Takahata Isao

Original Work, Screenplay and Direction:

Miyazaki Hayao

Mister! Put in two meatballs!

Working a lot of overtime?

Business may finally be picking up again.

Still working?


What's that?

That's a person!


What are you doing up there?

What about dinner?


A girl from the sky...

Boss, a girl from the sky...

#@% worn-out engine!

Boss, a girl...

Close the #2 valve!

Pazu, hand me a wrench.

Yes, sir!

I can't let go! You do it!

Don't keep the people down below waiting.

Yes, sir!

Keep can do it.

Yes, sir!


How was it?

It's no use.

The silver isn't concentrated anywhere.

Digging here is useless...

Shouldn't we have dug to the east?

That place is just full of old pits.

We'll just have to do it over again,

won't we?

Yes...all over again...

That's it...

Put out the boiler fire. No overtime tonight.

Times are hard. We'll end up starving.

Pazu, oil that run-down engine.

Yes, sir!

It's no use, Mama.

We can't find anything in the dark.

You think we've searched thoroughly, eh?

There's not a trace.

We'll start again when it gets light.

Well, how do you feel?

Hey, wait! Wait, I said!

I'm Pazu. I live alone in this house.

When I'm done playing, I give them this.

I'm relieved. Anyway, you look human.

Until a little while ago,

I was worried you were an angel or something.

Thanks for saving me. I'm Sheeta.

Sheeta...that's a nice name.

I was surprised by the way

you fell out of the sky.

I see...Why do you suppose I was saved?

After all, I fell out of an airship.

You don't remember?

Say - can I see that for a minute?


It's been in my family for generations.

A pretty stone, isn't it? Just a second.



Looks like it wasn't the stone after all.

Pazu, hold on...

Are you okay?

Yes. And you?

I'm fine. Does it hurt?

Yes. My head hurts from Boss's fist.

Oh, yeah. The pot is boiling.

Let's go in and eat.

You can wash up over there.

There are towels, too.

Thank you.


Sheeta, ready yet?

That's a photograph my father

took from an airship.

Laputa is an island floating in the sky.

An island that floats in the sky?

Yeah. They say it's just a legend...

but my father saw it!

That's the photograph he took.

Swift wrote about Laputa in 'Gulliver's Travels',

but that was just a story.

Father drew this from his memory!

There's no one living there any more.

There's supposed to be a

lot of treasure there.

But, nobody believes in it.

Father died in Sagi, looking for it.

But, my father's not a liar.

One day I'll prove it! I'll discover Laputa.

An rare!

They're pirates.

They're the ones who attacked the airship.

They're after you?

Hurry, this way!

Good morning!

Hey! Wait!

What? I'm in a hurry!

Has a new girl come to these parts?

Baby Madge!

She came to Boss's place yesterday.

Damn! A coincidence!

They're after you, alright.

Louie! A girl's dress!

What? Disguised? You tell Mama!

...haven't seen her.

A cute girl, with dark hair in braids?

Boss! Boss!

Just about that age...

Brother! That's her!

They're pirates! They're after this girl.

Pirates! Look!

That's far enough.

We'll get her.

Pirates, huh?

The Dora Clan.

Leave us alone. We're just a poor lot.


Escape out the back!

I want to fight, too!

They have weapons.


You'll be a good boy, won't you?

Protect her.

In any case, we'll get her somehow.

Think you're man enough?

Settle this with your fists.

All right.

Do it, brother!

Oh, him, Duffy!


And who sewed that shirt?

Brother, don't give up!

Go! Go!

They think they can fool me, do they?

Follow them!

Get on!

Let's go!

Pazu - taking the day off?

We're being chased.

It's the Dora Clan.


Give us a ride to the next city,

and we'll go to the police.

All right. Help stoke it!

Stupid sons of mine...hurry up and get in!

But the girl's in there.

She snuck out the back door. Get moving.


Pazu, they're on to you!

Can't we go any faster?

She's pretty old.

Let's change places!

Mama, I'm going to fall!

More steam...they're gaining on us!


Sheeta, come here!

Take care of the stoking!

Don't give up!

Push! Keep pushing!

Hold it!

They won't get away.

Don't just sit there...

push these things off the track!

There...running fine!

I'll do it.

We'll do it together.


It's them, Mama. What'll we do?

I'm not giving up just yet! Let's move!

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Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors. Born in Bunkyō Ward of Tokyo, Miyazaki expressed interest in manga and animation from an early age, and he joined Toei Animation in 1963. During his early years at Toei Animation he worked as an in-between artist and later collaborated with director Isao Takahata. Notable films to which Miyazaki contributed at Toei include Doggie March and Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon. He provided key animation to other films at Toei, such as Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island, before moving to A-Pro in 1971, where he co-directed Lupin the Third Part I alongside Takahata. After moving to Zuiyō Eizō (later known as Nippon Animation) in 1973, Miyazaki worked as an animator on World Masterpiece Theater, and directed the television series Future Boy Conan. He joined Telecom Animation Film/Tokyo Movie Shinsha in 1979 to direct his first feature films, The Castle of Cagliostro in 1979 and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in 1984, as well as the television series Sherlock Hound. Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985. He directed multiple films with Ghibli, including Castle in the Sky in 1986, My Neighbor Totoro in 1988, Kiki's Delivery Service in 1989, and Porco Rosso in 1992. The films were met with commercial and critical success in Japan. Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke was the first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, and briefly became the highest-grossing film in Japan following its release in 1997; its distribution to the Western world greatly increased Ghibli's popularity and influence outside Japan. His 2001 film Spirited Away became the highest-grossing film in Japanese history, winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards and considered among the greatest films of the decade. Miyazaki's later films—Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises—also enjoyed critical and commercial success. Following the release of The Wind Rises, Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films, though he returned to work on a new feature film in 2016. Miyazaki's works are characterized by the recurrence of themes such as humanity's relationship with nature and technology, the wholesomeness of natural and traditional patterns of living, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic in a violent world. The protagonists of his films are often strong girls or young women, and several of his films present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities. Miyazaki's works have been highly praised and awarded; he was named a Person of Cultural Merit for outstanding cultural contributions in November 2012, and received the Academy Honorary Award for his impact on animation and cinema in November 2014. In 2002, American film critic Roger Ebert suggested that Miyazaki may be the best animation filmmaker in history, praising the depth and artistry of his films. more…

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