A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization.
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: [military history] The weaponry and mechanical settings in Laputa is a mixture of British and German designs. Miyazaki is a fan of German weaponry (he has manga works like The Return of Hans and Otto Carius - both about WWII German tank crews), so soldier's uniform, medals, and grenades (Stielhandgranate, the famous "potato masher" in WWII) are modeled after German design, not to mention the gigantic battle zeppelin "Goliath." However, since the town of Slag Ravine was modeled after a mining town in Wales, British-styled civilian clothing and British weapons such as Lee-Enfield SMLE Mk. III rifle (soldiers) and Webley top-break revolver (Muska and his agents) appear frequently in the film. See more
When Pazu sets off with Dola and her sons to rescue Sheeta from Muska and the army, he is wearing goggles that he had put on moments earlier. When they take off on their Flaptors, one moment the goggles are above Pazu's eyes, then a bit later on, as they rise into the air, they are covering his eyes, only to be back above his eyes again a bit later. See more
[just as Pazu and Sheeta are about to head into town
Young man, query, have you seen a little girl around here?
Uh... let me see now... Yeah! There're about a hundred little girls in this town. Which one?
Thanks... for *nothing*, kid!
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more
Four minutes are cut from the Hong Kong version making the film 120 minutes. See more
Referenced in Steel Empire
Kimi wo Nosete (Carrying You)
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Performed by Azumi Inoue See more