After watching Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle seemed to be the next logical Studio Ghibli film to watch.
I have to say that I rather liked this film – it certainly was different to what I was expecting, but in a good way. I would go so far as to say that it isn’t particularly comparable with either of the other films that I have mentioned, and would suggest it as a good stand-alone film that provides a good entry level into the more popular Anime films from Studio Ghibli.
I watched the English dubbed version, and loved pretty much every element of it. It was strange to watch Anime in an European setting and without too strong a socio-political message behind it (it was far more subtle and only inferred in this film), but nontheless a very enjoyable way to pass two hours.
I have a few more Anime films that we have nabbed from Greg’s sister for a while, so I am looking forward to watching those in due course.
Oh, and I really want me a Turnip-Head (and a moving castle too) please!!