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If you like anime, you should check out this Japanese film named A Castle in the Sky by Studio Ghibli. It is an amazing film about nature that won the Animage Anime Grand Prix in 1986.

Studio Ghibli, Inc. is a Japanese animation studio based in Koganei, Tokyo. Director Miyazaki chose the name Ghibli from the Italian noun ghibli which means hot desert winds. He chose this because the studio would “blow a new wind through the anime industry.” This studio has won lots of awards. Many of their works have won the Animage Grand Prix award. Four films have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Five have received Academy Award nominations. Spirited Away won the 2002 Golden Bear and the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature!

A Castle in the Sky is about teams racing to find a flying island. The main character, Sheeta, has a crystal that can lead to Laputa, the island. She and her newfound friend Paztu make daring decisions leading up to a stunning climax! The main theme of this wonderful story is the clash between humanity, technology, and nature.

My favorite part is surprisingly not the climax, but instead a peaceful part at the beginning. When Paztu frees the birds and they fly around chirping with joy, I feel the same joy in my heart. I love how they show how humanity and nature can work together peacefully before how they clash.

Although this movie is incredible, there are some faults. One of them is that the main characters seem older or younger than they are supposed to be, as well as being a bit too talkative. For example, Sheeta is about 13, and the pirates are likely no younger than early 20s. Otherwise, this is an amazing film.

In conclusion, A Castle in the Sky is a great movie for all ages. I recommend this because of the theme and the smashing climax. In my opinion, this is the greatest film ever. Although that may be because I love anime, I still truly believe others will enjoy it.

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