Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta aka Castle in the Sky Laputa

Some films are timeless and after 20 years, Laputa: Castle in the Sky is really one such film.  I haven't seen the Disney released version but I'm not quite sure about anime dubbed in English and I'm definitely not sure about the re-scoring :P  Don't mess with a perfect thing, I say … but anyway … I recently watched it again and … sigh … was completely enraptured by it all over again … yes, it's my fourth time watching it and it was still as good as the first time 🙂

What would you do if a girl floated out of the sky into your arms?  Pazu knew he was going to be her hero but little did he know she was the one who was going to save him.

Based off a fictional place in John Swift's, Gulliver's Travels that no one seems to talk much about, Laputa is a floating island in the sky.  Miyazaki shows why he can take a seemingly Western story and layer Asian sensibilities over it to appeal to a world of different perspectives.

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So I recommend watching the original Studio Ghibli version, Japanese voices and English subtitles, curled in bed and pretend you're 9 all over again 😉

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4 thoughts on “Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta aka Castle in the Sky Laputa

  1. What, what has the Disney done to Laputa!?Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind is another classic, surprising that it's 20 years old and its themes are so 21st century… (^^)

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