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 castle.

  1. Hayao Miyazaki

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Diana Wynne Jones


Top Billed Cast

  1. Chieko Baisho

    Chieko Baisho

    Sophie (voice)

  2. Takuya Kimura

    Takuya Kimura

    Howl (voice)

  3. Akihiro Miwa

    Akihiro Miwa

    Witch of the Waste (voice)

  4. Tatsuya Gashûin

    Tatsuya Gashûin

    Calcifer (voice)

  5. Ryunosuke Kamiki

    Ryunosuke Kamiki

    Markl (voice)

Full Cast & Crew

Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle


Original Title ハウルの動く城

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 10, 2005


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget $24,000,000.00

Revenue $236,049,757.00



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