Howl's Moving Castle

Lists: Animated, Anime, Studio Ghibli

Brief Synopsis: "When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home."

Overall Ranking: 1133 (Rank from 2004: # 26)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Thomas Pollock80
David Baruffi61

People Involved

  • Chieko Baisho (Sofi)
  • Takuya Kimura (Hauru)
  • Akihiro Miwa (Arechi no Majo)
  • Tatsuya Gashûin (Karushifâ)
  • Mitsunori Isaki (Koshô)
  • Yô Ôizumi (Kakashi no Kabu)
  • Akio Ôtsuka (Kokuô)
  • Daijiro Harada (Hin)
  • Haruko Kato (Sariman)
  • Jean Simmons (Sophie)
  • Lauren Bacall (Witch of the Waste)
  • Blythe Danner (Madame Suliman)
  • Emily Mortimer (Young Sophie)
  • Josh Hutcherson (Markl)
  • Billy Crystal (Calcifer)
  • Ryûnosuke Kamiki (Marukuru)
  • Hayao Miyazaki (Director)