Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Director
Hayao Miyazaki

Main cast
Takuya Kimura; Akihiro Miwa; Tatsuya Gashûin; Mitsunori Isaki; Yo Oizumi

Genres
Fantasy, Animation, Adventure

Description
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.


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