Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

“Howl’s Moving Castle” bursts with a lot of the best Studio Ghibli tropes, with fascinating worldbuilding mashing up different cultures and times, inventive airships, a strong anti-war message, emphasis on kindness and peace over cruelty and conflict, stunning depictions of nature, creative character designs, a general visual playfulness. Everything works splendidly together here. The pacing…