Castle In The Sky (1986) | Durasi: 126 menit | Sutradara: Hayao Miyazaki |Penulis Skenario : Hayao Miyazaki | Tanggal Rilis: 2 Agustus 1986


“No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love!”

– Lusheeta Toel Ul Laputa (Sheeta)

That was a popular catchphrase from Castle In The Sky that being said by Sheeta to Colonel Muska when they were on Laputa. Castle In The Sky known as Tenkuu no Shito Laputa in Japanese has it own beauty, freckles and few point that you can’t miss:

1. Enchanted story with magical characters. Laputa is a genuine anime classic. This flick has it all: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Good vs. Bad and even some romance (without even an innocent ‘peck’ on the cheeck between the Pazu and Sheeta). After you watched it, you don’t really realized it if the film apparently stuck in your head. The adventure begins when Pazu (an engineer’s apprentice) finds a young girl, Sheeta floating from above the sky by carrying a mysterious glowing necklace in eerie silence night. Sheeta discovers an island picture hanging on Pazu wall that leads them to story of Laputa, a legendary floating city that lurks high up in the clouds and the connection between Sheeta, her luminous necklace and Laputa then vow to unravel the mystery. Together they search for floating island, the site of a long-dead civilization, promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. But sadly Dola’s Gang, an air pirate gang, Muska’s Agents and Army are also all in hot pursuit! Their quest won’t be easy however this magical and uplifting classic from Studio Ghibli and Disney will thrill and amaze your family for years to come. Castle In The Sky also boast some of the most heart-breaking beautiful robots, a breed of silent, enigmatic humanoid machine that are by turns endearing and devastatingly powerful.

2. Haunting and Lovely music that makes you eargasm! the music is so captivating. It’s perfectly captured the feeling of the movies and it was superb. I cannot said a word when you heard the breathtaking melodies came out. So do your favour and watched it in Japanese not with dubbed. Because American dub somehow disappoint me (in all anime featured). Composer Joe Hisaishi even commissioned to rework and extend his original synthesizer to make the movie more accesible to audiences who are accustomed to a more substantial musical accompaniment. Castle In The Sky may have reached its quarter century but it still looks as fresh as ever.

3. A delightful fantasy that will bring out the child in anyone. Castle in the Sky may not be Miyazaki’s most developed, spectacular or meaningful work but it’s absolutely perfect for what it really meant to be: a true version of childhood fantasy and a wonderful escape from reality for any adults who wish they could have the same wonderful sense of imagination they had when they were just carefree little kids. So sit back, relax and love for what it is! 🙂 The first in an almost unbroken line of spectacular films from Studio Ghibli, Castle In The Sky remains, for me at least, its undying classic. A film that balances action and adventure with moments of introspection, and broad comedy with moments that are genuinely moving, it’s the most finely honed piece of storytelling in Miyazaki’s illustrious history.


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