Castle of Cagliostro
was the first film
ever directed, and
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
the first he wrote on his own, but
Castle in the Sky Laputa
was the first motion picture produced by Miyazaki’s
. As the title suggests,
features a floating civilization, as well as airships, incantations, and magical pendants.
While the flying castle and airships are still as fictional as a catbus or bread-delivering witch, this summer, fans will be able to get their hands on a replica of Laputa’spendant that reacts when they recite one of the anime’s spells.