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4,225 Ratings

Castle in the Sky

Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Japan, 1986
Animation, Adventure, Family


The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization.

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Castle in the Sky Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Critics reviews

Miyzaki’s third film is certainly his most action-packed, and if it lacks some of the quieter pleasures associated with his later films, it more than makes up for this in the bounty of thrilling set pieces that stretch from the rails of a rustic mining town to the pirate-infested skies far above.
July 06, 2012
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