Howl’s Moving Castle

Movie • 2004  

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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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SiRenfield
Not sure how to answer this but it’s worth noting that in the original Japanese version The Witch of the Waste is voiced by a famous Japanese drag queen
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Freespirit
Technically, the witch of the waste stalks Howl.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Anonymous
Early in the movie a man is seen slumped in an alley surrounded by bottles.
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Anonymous
Early in the movie a man is seen slumped in an alley surrounded by bottles.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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SophieCraven
When Sophie first enters the castle, spiders are shown briefly, and later, when she is cleaning, there is a shot of spiders.
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Assault
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Anonymous
Early in the movie there is sexual harassment.

Sophie is cornered by two soldiers in an alley. She is afraid and they are sexually harrassing her. Howl rescues her and then tells her not to hold it against them, they aren’t that bad.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Does a parent die?
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vriska
several parents died before the movie takes place, but this might have just been a detail in the book
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Not exactly, but lots of joint popping noises.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Anonymous
Lots of bone popping noises.
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Anonymous
Not in the usual ways, but Sophie’s curse is a little reminiscent of dysmorphia.
SPOILER
Sophie is a young woman who is cursed to make her old and unable to discuss the curse. When she is first cursed she’s horrified by her face in the mirror. When she falls asleep she reverts to her real age.
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“I can’t go on like this. i see no point in living if I can’t be beautiful “
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Anonymous
Yes, but mild. A couple war scenes and flickering lights with spells, no intense strobing.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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vriska
no pregnant people die
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Anonymous
Yes. The villain is fat and there’s a scene where she’s made to go up a long staircase, sweating profusely.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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vriska
i think there might’ve been a line about howl disguising himself as a woman
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Anonymous
Mild, but yes. “Idiot,” “crazy, “turnip head “, “dumb.”
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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vriska
at least in the book, howl’s around 21-25 and sophie is 18. it’s not that big an age gap but it’s still
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Sex
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Anonymous
A couple light kisses near the end, that’s it.
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Anonymous
The Witch of the Waste preys on young men and eats their hearts, so there’s a mild repeated theme.
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Anonymous
Super brief but Howl is nude when being helped up the stairs.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Anonymous
Yes, Howl is hurt a couple times and bleeds, but this is not extreme.
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Bombs fall in war scenes, but guns are not used, only shown in parades etc.
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