Howl?s Moving Castle by Hideo Miyazaki Bettie Sophie, I just closed the shop. I thought you were coming? I have to finish this. I hope you enjoy. OK, I'm off. Let's go girls. Wait up! Isn't anything wrong with my dress, is it? Check it out! Howl's castle is there. Yeah? The castle? Where? It's over there! Wow! So close! Oh, my. . . I wonder if Howl is in town. Oh, it's gone! It just hidden in the mist. Didn't you see those battle ships just passed in front of the window? Have you heard of a girl, Martha, lives in South town? Her heart was stolen by Howl. I'm scared. . . Don't worry. He wonŽt go after yours. Come on, girls! Hurry up! How do you know that? Hey, you, little mouse. Are you looking for something? No, sir. Nothing. Then, how about having a cup of tea with us? No thanks. I'm in a hurry She is really a little mouse! Yes. . how old are you? You live in this town? Please let me go! You scared her, itŽs because of your mustache mate. She is cute especially when she gets angry. There you are. I was looking for you! . Who the hell are you? I'm her buddy By the way, why don't you go for a walk for a while What? What's going on? My body is automatically. . . They didn't mean to hurt you. Please forgive them. Where are you going, Miss? Let me escort you for a while. No, thanks. I just go to a shop to see some designs. Behave naturally. I'm being chased by someone. Let's walk. Sorry, I didn't mean to get you involved. Here! Relax. Keep walking. There you go. Don't be afraid Very well. I'll be a decoy. You better wait for a while before you go. OK Good girl. Here, you are. Thank you, sir. I wish I could buy a chocolate as sweet as you, Bettie. My sister? We expect you to come back soon, Bettie. Sissy! Are you OK? I heard you sprinkled over the terrace. You became an angel or something? Uh,I. . . ,it's like I'm dreaming. Bettie, why don't you guys talk in the office? Thank you. But I'm still working. Seriously? Isn't he a wizard or something, is he? He was very gentle. And he saved me. So you had your heart stolen, haven't you? If that wizar had been Howl, your heart would have been eaten. It wasn't him. I heard his targets are beautiful girls. You must be more careful. Listen. It's getting dangerous out there. Some say recently even "Witch in the Waste Land" is out there. Sissy! . Bettie, Madeline is ready. OK, wait a sec. oke I'm off. Now I feel better and relaxed after seeing your bright face Hi, Bettie. How are you? I'm fine. Sophie, are you serious you're gonna continue to work in the shop for the rest of your life? I saw dad loved the shop. And I'm his first daughter. So. . . I'm asking if you really want to take over the shop because you like to make hats. Uh, I. . . See you, Bettie. You come by the shop sometime. OK? Oke I'm off. You must decide what YOU really wanna be! Uh, Madam, the shop is closed. I'm sorry. I thought I'd locked the door already. How miserable this shop looks like. You sell such cheap hats, don't you? This shop suits a girl like you There's nothing special in this ordinary downtown hat shop Would you please come tomorrow, Madam? You have guts. I wonder if you know me, "Witch in the Waste Land". . "Witch in the Waste Land"? This curse can't be dispelled by a human. Say hello to Howl. Is it. . . ,me. . . ? Oh, my God. . . Calm down. . There's nothing to be worried. Ok, Sophie. Relax. I'm home! Welcome back, ma'am. What do you think about my dress? This fashion is very popular in Kingsberry. Fantastic! It suits you very well, ma'am. This is gonna be definitely accepted in this town as well. Don't you think? Sophie! Sophie! Ma'am, Lady Sophie hasn't come yet today. That's weird. Really ! ? Don't. You don't wanna open the door. I caught a bad cold. You don't wanna be infected, do you? You've got horrible voice, haven't you? It's like -year-old grandma is speaking. So, I decided to stay in my room today Ok. If you say so. . . I'll see you later What the hell. . . You'll be OK, Sophie. Your cloths suit you better than before, by the way. I can't stay here any longer. Ouch! I don't want backache yet at my age. Grandma, let me help. I can handle it. Thank you for your kindness. I don't mind to give you a ride, grandma. But, where are you goingI'm going a bit further from your destination. Granny, I think you're going to the wrong place, where only witches are wondering around. I appreciate your advice Is she going to Naquie Valley at this time? She told me that she is meeting with her youngest sister. It seems I still have long way to go. Thank goodness. Fortunately, my teeth are as well as before. That is best suitable as a cane, isn't it? Well, then. . . Ouch! I hope it's not too chunky. Ouch. My waist kills me. . . How stiff is it! I will never give up! Come on! A Scarecrow. . . ,isn't it? I thought you were one of her goons Wait a sec. . . Why can you stand by your self? Your head is made of turnip, isn't it? I hate turnip ever since I was a small kid. You look better to stand up straight, don't you? Work hard. It's cold. I haven't reached so far yet, have I? Besides, the town looks still close. Don't follow me! I don't expect you to repay my favor. I'm fed up with witch and curse stuff! You are controlled by magic or something, aren't you? Stay there. Don't follow me! For me? This is perfect! Thank you, sweet scarecrow. You can't bring a small house to stay tonight, can you? I enjoy pearls of wisdom thanks to aging. What a huge battle ship I wonder where this smell is coming from. . . It would be wonderful if there was a lodge or something. Hello, again, turnip head. But isn't that Howl's castle? Yes, I asked you to bring a house, but this is. . . What the hell is this? Is it. . . a castle? Is that the entrance? Why don't you slow down a bit! Hey! Fidgety castle! You let me in or not? Make up your mind! My scarf. . . ! It seems warm inside the castle anyway, I'll say thank you, turnip head. I hope Howl doesn't eat such an old woman's heart. Good bye, turnip head. You are a good turnip. Good luck! What's going on? It's like I'm in an old house. Good thing about getting old is not to be surprised often. Sophisticated curse you've got, haven't you? It's gonna be really hard to dispel it. Fire,. . . is talking. And you can't tell it to other people. You are. . . ,Howl? No. I'm an evil spirit, Calucifer Then, Calucifer. Can you dispel the curse on me? Yeah. That's pretty easy. I'll dispel the curse on you right away, if you let me be free. That means I make a deal with an evil, doesn't it? Are you sure that you can keep such a promise like this? You see, I'm an evil. I never keep promises. Find someone else, then. Are you gonna abandon such a pity evil like me with no mercy? I've been bound by Howl's magic. So I have no freedom. Look at this castle, I am the one who is running this castle. See? Is that so. . . , what a pity evil. If you found out and spelled out the secret behind Howl and me, my curse would be dispelled. If you will do it for me, I'll dispel your curse, too. Ok, then. . Deal is made. Hey, are you listening, granny? Oh,no. . . I'm nervous. Wow! Who is this? "Harbor town", it is. I wonder when she came in. Well, well. There, you are, town mayor Sun is already high in the sky. Is Master Jenkins home? My master is away. I'll pass your message to him, if you don't mind. It's an invitation letter from His Majesty. War is about to begin. He orders wizards, magicians and even witches to join the war Denial is not accepted. See you, then. I hate war Who are you? Calucifer let me in. I didn't. We came from "Waste Land" From "Waste Land"? That's bizarre Aren't you a witch, are you? Witches can't come in. You know that? It "Harbor town", is again. Is someone out there? I'm coming. What can I do for you, little miss? I got a message from my mom, sir. The same spell as the previous one, isn't it? Yes, sir. You have to be quiet, OK! Oh, my. . . It's not "Waste Land" here. . . Granny? Are you also a witch? Witch? Yes, I am. I'm the most fearful witch in this country. If you spread out this powder, good wind will treat your ship. OK. She really works hard for her mother. You shouldn't scare such a little girl like that. You should stop that disguise like that Disguise? This is magic! Kings berry's door! I'm coming. Is this wizard Pen dragon's house? Right. I got an invitation letter from His Majesty for him. Please tell him to come to the palace. I will definitely. I feel as if I'm in a kingdom. Come in. Or youŽll lose your nose. Please, stop bothering me. Stop messing around! Don't make me mad. This is a magic house, isn't it? Are you listening? Where does this black mark lead to? Master Howl only knows. I'll have my breakfast. You've got bacon and egg! Master Howl only can control that evil fire. I can handle it. Impossible. Calucifer only listens to Master Howl's order. He's right. I hate cooking. Oh, my. . . My hat is here. Now Calucifer. I'm counting on you. No way! I'm an evil. I won't help anyone. Are you sure? I can spill water over you, or I can have a little talk with Howl about our deal. All right! I'll do it! I shouldn't have let such an evil granny like you in the castle. . . What's your answer, little evil? That's it. You understand very well. I'll give you burnt bacon! She controls Calucifer. . . Next, I want a cup of tea. Do you have a teapot? Yes. Welcome back, Master Howl, You got a letter from the king Also Jenkins and Pen dragon did. Calucifer, you are a good boy today, aren't you? What happened to you? She bullied me! Not many people can do this Who are you? My name is Sophie. I'm the new cleaning lady. Give it to me. Can you pass me another slice of bacon and six eggs? Who decided you to be the cleaning lady? I decided by myself. I've never seen such a dirty house in my life. Marker give me a dish! Everybody bullies me! Come on join us, Mrs. Sophie. You can sit here. Choose one of them. Don't worry. They are all clean. Here you are, Marker. Thank you, master. This is for you, Mrs. Sophie. Tha. . . thank you. Everyone, let's start breakfast. Thank you, Sophie. Thank you, Sophie. It's been a while since I had such a gorgeous breakfast. I seem to have lots of things to teach. By the way, what's inside your pocket? What's this? I don't remember. . . Let me have a look. It's a magic spell! Isn't this. . . , Master Howl? This is really an old magic and it's powerful, too. Isn't it the "Witch in Waste Land", is it, master? "He, the one who grasped a shooting star. . . ,such a mindless man, your heart is mine. " It messed up the table. Unbelievable! It's gone! You can't see it anymore, but the curse is still there, I'm afraid. Everyone, you may continue breakfast. Calucifer, move the castle like another miles. It's delicious! Send me a hot water to the bathroom At the same time? You're killing me! Are you a follower of the "Witch in Waste Land"? UUUUuuuggghhhaaaaaaaaa! ! ! Don't be a fool! I am the one who, . . . who,. . . uh,. . . ugh That witch! I won't forgive her! Come on! Let's finish it! Bloody worms! Get out off my way! Or I'll kick you out! Everybody is making fun of me! I have something I want you to put spell on. I'm busy now. Maybe later. I've got a violent witch, trying to destroy everything in the house. Sophie! Are you listening, Sophie? Help! Give me firewood, or I'll disappear! Wh. . . , what are you doing? No! Wait! I can't hold it anymore! Let me put away those ashes I'll do it quickly. Don't worry. No! Don't! You are killing me! Please help me! I'm falling down! I, . . . I can't hold it anymore. . . P, Please! Sophie! Help! Hurry! P, Please! Sophie! Help! Hurry! Uuuuuaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! ! ! You almost killed my friend. Be careful next time. Master Howl? Where are you going? Tell Sophie not to clean too much. Sophie, did you do something wrong? You nearly killed me! If I die, so does Howl! I'm a cleaning lady! My job is to clean everything! No, Sophie! You aren't allowed to go up to the nd floor! If I were you, I would hide something important immediately You can clean my room later! Since I shouted, I feel I got my power back. What a strange house. . . Fantastic! Calucifer, Calucifer? Are you really running this castle? I am! So what? Great, Calucifer! Your magic is really wonderful! You do a great job! Really. . . ? Really! ? Oops! Not yet! Come on! What a beautiful lake. . That is called "Star Ocean". Something's stuck in that hole. Oh, my. . . Marker, give me a hand. Come on. Almost there. . . A scarecrow! His name is "turnip head". Hey, you. You really like to be upsidedown, don't you? I met many strange things, didn't I? He followed me. Aren't you really a witch? Yes, indeed. I'm the tidiest witch in this country. YouŽre pulling too much, turnip head! He seems to like laundries, doesn't he? Thanks to him, they will dry faster. Maybe, turnip head is an evil too, because Calucifer doesn't complain about anything. You may be right. He might be the Death. Whatever he is, I'm very happy Because I couldn't have come to such a wonderful place like this without him. Sophie, I put all the laundries into the castle. Ah, thank you. I think it's time to go back to the castle. Strange. . . , I've never felt so relaxed like this before. You, stink. The smell is like an animal and burnt iron. If you fly for too long, you'll never be able to return to the normal shape Isn't it great? Sophie gave me these firewoods. War started. It was a sea of flame from southern ocean to northern boundary. . . I hate fire that comes from gunpowder. I was attacked by someone similar in kind "Witch in Waste Land"? No. They weren't any matche for me, but they had already turned into monsters Sooner or later, they will definitely regret themselves. They won't be able to go back to human form. They are fine. They've already forgotten how to regret. Howl You've been called by the king, haven't you? Yeah. Would you send me a hot water to the bathroom? What? Again? Is it Howl? I think he uses too much hot water. I think Master Howl will never eat it. Let's see what happens. Good morning. Good morning. I love markets in the morning. I've never seen the sea before Isn't it beautiful? It's like there are diamonds in the water. It's always the same. Thank you. Bye. Come again. I hate potato. You pay. They are all fresh just came out of the sea. I hate fish. Fleet is back! T hey are back! Really? They seemed to have gotten a serious damage. You are kidding! I'll be back soon, ma'am. It's going to sink! Hold on! You're nearly there! Sophie, let's go closer. I'm scared. I'm not going. Please. . . . That ship was the state-of-the- art battleship. I wonder what could beat it. Marker, I see a "dark human". Huh. . . ? Don't look at him! He is one of "Witch in Waste Land's " followers I guess normal humans can't see him. There! Over there! Look at it! It dropped the bomb! Sophie, look! That's an enemy's battleship! Sophie, stop! Sophie! You that isnŽt him . Don't pick up our enemy's fliers! Sophie, are you ok? I need a glass of water. aaahhhhhhhhh! ! ! ! Sophie you touched something in the cabinet in the bathroom, didn't you? Look at this! It's your fault! I don't want this hair color! You have beautiful hair. Look more carefully! Sophie, because YOU rearranged stuff up there, my spell got messed up! I didn't do such a thing. I just cleaned the bathroom. That's why I told you not to clean everything too much! I'm ruined . . . What a humiliation. . . Your hair doesn't look that bad. That color is not bad either. I'm hopeless. I'm not handsome anymore. . . I want to die. Howl, calm down. Stop! He summons a dark spirit. He summoned it before, when he was refused by a girl. OK, Howl. Nothing gets better by doing this. You can change your hair color again, can't you? That's enough. Do whatever you want! I've never been beautiful! I don't wanna stay here anymore! Thank you, "turnip head". You're a kind scarecrow. Come back, Sophie. Master Howl is in trouble. Howl, stop it! Or I'll disappear! Sophie! Hurry up! I have to clean that up after all, don't I? Is he dead. . . ? He'll be OK. nobody died, because of being short-tempered. Marker, I need your help. I need lots of hot water. Come on. You'll be OK. Thanks, Marker. See you later. I have to start it all over again Look. I'm coming in. I made hot milk. It'll make you warm I'll put it here. You should drink it before it gets cold. Please stay with me, Sophie . Do you want to drink milk? "Witch in Waste Land" is looking for this castle. Really? I saw her follower at the harbor. I'm actually a coward. These interiors are all amulets. I've been scared every second. Why on earth have you been targeted by "Witch in Waste Land"? She was totally evil-minded. I'm the one who had contact with her, because I found her interesting. And then, I ran away. And this time, I was summoned by the king. Also Jenkins and Pen dragon were. How many names do you have, Howl? Several names enough to live my life of freedom. . . I see. You have no choice but to obey the king's order? Look! . I had to have a contract with the king when I entered the school of magic. So, Howl, why don't you go and see the king, then? Say to him, "I don't want to help you with this stupid war. ". Sophie you can say it easily, because you don't know what kind of people they are. He's the king, isn't he? He's supposed to care about his people, isn't he? That's right! Sophie, you can go to see the king! What do you mean? You go as Pen dragon's mom. And say, "My son is coward and useless. ". If you say so, Madam Saliman might give up. Madam Saliman? After all your work to clean my cloths. Do you still wear that hat? I'm off. See you guys later. See you later. Good luck, Sophie. It'll protects you from "Witch in Waste Land". You're gonna be fine. I'm coming with you by transforming into something Good luck! . I doubt if it's gonna work. . . He's supposed to protect me. I hope that crow isn't him. I think Howl transformed into something identical. I hope he's not that one. Still long way to go to get to the palace Howl, are you Howl? You are mean. You didn't need to become an OLD dog! You don't know how stressful and tiring it is to be an OLD lady. Hello, again. Aren't you the shop keeper of the hat shop? Isn't she "Witch in Waste Land"? Thank you for handing the letter to Howl. How is he doing? He was trembling in fear. I'm working for him as a cleaning lady, by the way. It's good for you. But why do you need to go to the palace? I'm asking the government for job. I'm fed up with being Howl's cleaning lady. How about you? What are you doing here? I'm going to see the king. it finally seems that Saliman, that idiot, can't do it without me anymore. I'm not interested in that topic. But dispel this curse you put on me. Unfortunately, no. I can spell the curse on, but I can't dispel it. Farewell. Ciao. Wait, you can't go! Wait! I would have gone up to her and hit her, if you hadn't been like that! What's going on? What happened to you guys? Madam, magic is forbidden from here on . You can only walk. Is that you, Saliman? Do you want ME to go up stairs on foot? I'm catching up. You can 't stare at her like that. Oh, my. . . ! I hate this. Why are you so heavy? Hey! You! Why don't you wait for me? What do you want? Did you remember how to dispel my curse? I said I forgot. I can't dispel. You'd better study hard! I don't understand. . . Why is she still that vital? Let me have a small break. Hey, you! You'd better give up today. It's impossible for you to climb all the way to the top. Since. . . , I. . . , was. . . , kicked out. . . , of the palace. . . , years ago. . . , I had been. . . , waiting for this chance. . . Do whatever you want, then unfortunately I can't be kind to you to take your hand. Come on, Howl. How cold-hearted are you! I'll turn you into even OLDER women next time! Come on! Hurry! Quick, quick! Hello, Madam. This way, please. But, I think you should help that lady down there, first. We are not allowed to take anyone's hand, I'm afraid, Madam. How cruel! Didn't the king summon us to the palace? Hey, you! Keep up! You can do it! You're nearly there. Don't you have more stamina? Shut up! ! You look terribly and older in such a short period. Mrs. Pen dragon, and "Witch in Waste Land"! Are you OK? You wanted to come here, didn't you? Mrs. Pen dragon, and "Witch in Waste Land"! Pen dragon? I've heard of that name before. . . Of course you do. This is the name of the hat shop I was working for. I doubt it! . Wait here please. . Howl, come over here! Come this way please, Madam. You are Howl's mother? My name is Pen dragon, your highness. You're tired, aren't you? You may sit there. Thank you. How do you do? My name is Saliman, a royal sorcerer. Ah. . . , your highness? That dog is. . . This dog? His name is Hean, my lovely I asked him to guide you all the way here. So, you want to say Howl is not coming, is he? Howl, my son, is such a coward and a incapable wizard. Your highness I don't think he can help the king. I'm disappointed. . . Oh, Howl was my last apprentice. . . He used to be incredibly talented. I even thought about giving him my position soon. I was so pleased of it. however his heart was stolen by evil, and then he left right after. . . He began to use magic for his own purpose. Howl's mother. Yes. He is too dangerous he's got too much power, but he doesn't have enough strength in is heart to control it. I'm afraid he's going to be like "Witch in Waste Land" if you don't do anything for him. Bring her here. . Hey, you! Are you OK? She's all right. I brought her back to her real age. She has no magic power anymore. She also used to be very talented in magic. Since she made deals with evils gradually her body and soul had been eaten up. Now, the kingdom is not going to allow those back-alley wizards and witches to live unchecked. I'm going to tell him how to end his deal with evils if you bring him here and he promises he'll be devoted to the king. If he doesn't come, I'll take away all his power. Like that poor lady. Your highness, Now I see why Howl didn't want to come here. Something's wrong here. You let old ladies like us climb up such a long stair without any help, even though you summoned us. And you led us to a strange room like that. It's like a trap! Howl has no heart? You are right in a way that he's coward and selfish, and sometimes I can't see what he's thinking. But he is honest. He just wants to live with freedom. He's not coming. He's not going to be evil. And he can handle his relationship by himself. I believe so. Howl's mother, you are in love with him, aren't you Howl, Howl's coming? I want to eat his heart. I want it! You, why don't you just give up? Howl's not coming! Yes, he is. I found his weak point Your Majesty. You should still stay in bed, Saliman Do you feel better? I feel well today, Your Majesty. I got bored with meetings, so I took a walk in the sky for a while. Good for you, Your Majesty. Who are those ladies? She is mother of the wizard Howl. I'm glad to see you,I pretty appreciate Saliman's effort, but I don't think I will use magic in battle In fact, enemy's bombs never reach this palace because of Saliman's magic power. Instead, they do it to surrounding towns, I'm afraid. That's the way it is. Don't you think, Saliman? Absolutely. You are very philosophical today, Your Majesty. There you are, Saliman! Finally, we're getting into the final battle! We must beat them completely in this Saliman, this time you made such a brilliant double. I'll come back with good news! I'm looking forward to hearing it, Your Majesty. All generals are ready? Yes. It's been a while, Howl. I'm so glad to see you again, Master. I knew it was you. I didn't break the promise. That's because, I don't want to fight against you, Master. I'm going home with my mother. I won't let you go. Don't look at the ground. She is extremely powerful. Show your mother your real identity! Howl, no! Hang on tight! Sophie, move to the front! After all, you brought everybody with you, didn't you? doggy You are on Saliman's side, aren't you? I want you to get you off somewhere. You can't fly, can you? Sophie, you drive. Are you kidding? That's insane! They are catching up! Already I'll take care of them. Sophie, you keep flying to the castle in Waste Land, OK? Are you serious? I've never even driven a car! Did you forget you are wearing the ring? It will guide you to the castle. Call Calucifer in your hand. Call Calucifer. . . ? It worked. Head to the direction the light is pointing at. That's it. I suppose you'll get there by the evening. I think I didn't need to go to the palace, because you came after all! I did, because you were there, Sophie I couldn't have been there if I had been without you. You saved me. It was really close I tell you. Don't release the wheel suddenly! You drive very well. No way! Wow, you threw them away a bit. I'll make them blind for five seconds, so that you can go further. Howl! No, thanks. Thanks. It was really an exciting moment. Howl believes he escaped successfully, but he didn't. He has a very young mother, doesn't he by the way? Don't expect me to be friendly with you. Besides, I still don't trust you. You know that? The castle is there! It's welcoming us! Over here, Sophie! Marker! I have a little problem. Where is the brake! ? Sophie! Doggy! . I'm successfully home, Marker! Are you OK, Sophie? I'm was very worried about you! Thank you for catching us. That's no good! You did too much! Was it Howl? Did he come back? Howl! Howl ! Are you OK, Howl? You got injured, didn't you does it. . hurt? Don't. . . , come. . . I came to help you! I want to set you free from the curse put on you! You should dispel your own curse first. And why do you try to do this for monster like me? Because I'm in love with you! It's too late! Howl Howl did come back, didn't he? Sophie, I want to set the curse between Howl and me free. Don't you still know the secret between us yet? Our time is ticking to the end. . . Howl is turning into a demon, isn't he? Is that right? I can't tell you the truth! . Because I'm an evil. You know that! Listen, Calucifer. Saliman told me Howl gave you something very important for him. What and where is it? I can't speak about the secret of the contract. Or I'll give you water. Didn't you hear? If I die, Howl dies too. Good morning, "turnip head". Are you allright. All right, Sophie! Come on! OK! Calucifer, open the mouse bigger! , , , GO! Come on! Hang on tight! Let's get it through! Why. . . , don't. . . , you MOVE! ! ! It's a bunch of bits and pieces inside the castle. I can't imagine it from the outside. Everyone! It's time for lunch! Here's your porridge, granny. Sophie, she's "Witch in Waste Land". Why do you take care of her? She is a harmless poor old lady now. She's staring at me all the time. What a beautiful fire. . . Howl? Hey, everybody! Welcome back. Master howl, may I keep this dog? "Witch in Waste Land" and Master Saliman's dog?, I'm impressed you got all of them in the castle, Calucifer. How tolerant you are. I didn't granted! But Sophie forced me to let them in! What a big hole you made! You are "Turnip head", right? You've also got a complicated curse on you, haven't you? There are full of mysterious members who have sophisticated backgrounds in our family. How handsome you are, young boy. Well, it's gonna be very busy today. ! ! We're saying goodbye to "Waste Land" and moving to somewhere else. But to where. . . ? Great! Because we're running out of food, we needed a house in a town so that we can go shopping. That's right. We have to move to a place where Master Saliman can't find us so easily. But I'm afraid you must stay here, because your magic power is too strong. This is lovely. OK, come on calucifer! Yes! This is perfect! Stay on the table until I finish the ritual I'm fragile, you know. . . Let's begin. Here's our destination. You can move around in our new house. Wow! Super cool, Master Howl! What a big house! What a beautiful fire. . . It's. . . Look at the toilet. Lovely, isn't it? Now we got bigger family. Sophie, come down here. Look! Sophie! I added one more room you can look inside the room. I'm familiar with this room. But why. . . ? I made this room for you, Sophie. I hope you like it. Let's see. . . This room is too nice for a cleaning lady, Howl. I bought new cloths for you. Come with me for the next surprise. Sophie! Come on! Hurry up! Wow, we've got courtyard! There are many shops in this town as well. Let's go, Hean! Sophie Since we changed the door color, This is the new entrance of the castle. This is a present for you, Sophie. Here we go. This is my secret garden. Fantastic. This is also what you created by the magic? No. I used magic only for helping weak flowers. Magnificent! It's wonderful, Howl! It's like a dream. . . Sophie. It's strange. . . I feel familiar with this place as if I've been here before. . . I don't know why, but tears are coming out. . . Come with me. Look! What a cute house. That's my hiding place. I used to stay there alone in summer when I was a kid. Stayed alone. . . ? My uncle left that lodge stealthily for me. He was also a wizard. That's also for you, Sophie. Is something wrong with you? If go there, you'll go somewhere far away and leave me behind, won't you? Howl, tell me the truth. I don't care about your real identity. Listen, I just want you to live in peace. How about opening a flower shop and sharing beautiful flowers in here with people in the town? I think you can handle it. Are you leaving after that? I want to help you. Obviously, I'm not a beautiful girl. Only thing I can do is clean the house, though. Sophie, you are beautiful. You really are. Good thing about being old is to have fewer things to lose. How could anyone pass the beautiful place like this by a bloody battleship? To where's it heading? To towns to kill people. . . Is that enemy or. . . ? Both do the same thing. They kill each other. They are addicted to killing. Look at the amount of bombs they are carrying. It stopped. . . Did you use magic? A little bit. It's not going down, anyway. Howl, you. . . I wonder if they found us. They are Master Saliman's lowest class monsters. Run! Move your legs! Sophie, what's the matter? Ouch! This is enough! I'm leaving this house! Sophie, good night. Good night Sophie, you don't need to be worried about Master Howl. He sometimes leaves the house for a few days. Thanks, Marker. Do you want to go to the toilet before you go to bed? I'm fine. You are in love with Howl, aren't you? And you can't concentrate on what you do, can you? I got it Granny, have you ever been in love with someone? Of course, I have. Even I do know. Are you kidding ! I love young men's heart. They are delicious! You haven't given up, have you? And they are cute. What's that sound? That's air-raid siren. Air-raid? That's not for this city though, you'd better not to go out tonight. Saliman's monsters are looking for this house. You are such a clever fire. . . Hiding this house from them very skillfully. Sophie, that woman came into the house without permission. Mom. . Sophie! Where were you? ! I've been looking for you You look like a granny. It's all my fault. Sophie, I'm sorry. Oh, mom. . . You rearranged inside completely. Who is that old lady over there? Ah, she must be the landlord. Sophie, listen. I married with someone else. What? He is gentle. He's rich as well. We can live together again. You should quit being a clean lady. Thank you for caring about me, but I love my life here. Are you sure? Oh, no! I forgot my car's waiting outside. I have to go. Poisonous sneak created by a spell? Saliman, you use an old ploy, don't you? Calucifer, burn it. I'm always praying for your happiness, mom. Thank you. You, too Sophie. I did what I was told. I want to go back to my husband. Sure. Madam Saliman will be proud of you. So sorry. . . , Sophie. So many people. . . After everyone runs away, the town will be empty. . . Do you want to evacuate with them, too? That lady said so. You're right. We were reconciled to each other. I don't want you to leave, Sophie! I like you very much, Sophie. Please live with us. I like you very much, too Marker. I won't go anywhere. Really? You and I are family? Of course, we are. I was so worried about it. I won't give you Howl, Saliman. The paper says the kingdom won. Only the youth believe that. Strange. . . , Calucifer doesn't seem to be there. Granny, I hate smoke. The smell is everywhere in the house. Are you going to take away my only enjoyment? Would you open the window, Marker? I think you shouldn't open the window. Calucifer's weak now. Monsters are coming in. Marker? Close it quickly! Marker, you take care of granny. I'm going to watch the shop. I can't believe it in such an emergency! Why don't you guys put out fire? Howl! They have no mercy. Oh, Howl! Sorry, I'm late. There were too many enemies tonight. Howl. . . Howl Calucifer, get up! Madam, is it a present from Saliman? That granny had me eating something bad. Well, there you are, Howl. I wish we could have a longer talk, Howl. My pleasure, Madam. However, we've got no time, I'm afraid. I'm impressed you don't run away from me this time. I talk to you later, Madam. You must stay here, Sophie. Calucifer will protect you. I'll protect you from outside. Wait howl! You can't go! Stay with me, please. Next bomb attack is coming. Calucifer can't defend from bomb. We better flee from here. Don't fight! Flee? I don't want to run away anymore. I finally found someone to protect no matter what it costs. ! ! That is you. Howl! Our town's burning! Howl is there. Howl! Sophie! . . Turnip head! Marker, come with me. Moving again? That's impossible! It's empty over there! He has to fight because we are here. I prefer him as a coward. Granny, stand up. Are we gonna take a walk? But Saliman will find us immediately. She's found us already. And I have to stop him before it becomes too late. Sophie! The castle looks horrible outside. It always does. Marker, you take care of granny. You're coming with us, too. Ride on it. No, I can't. I'm not allowed to move away from the fireplace due to the contract. If you can't, I can do it for you. No! I'm fragile! . . No! Stop it! . . YouŽll kill me! If I get out of the house, it'll collapse completely. I don't care. Let's go! Keep away from me. You should let me be the last. Even I don't know what will happen if I go out of the castle. That's why I told you It would collapse. It started raining! Is he going to the town? Marker, you take care of granny. Hey, turnip head. Would you find somewhere we can enter? You'll be OK, granny. I'll be with you. Marker, we can get in from here. It's leaking. I'm dying. . . I'll be back soon. It's wet here. It's not dry! Marker, you bring granny over here. It's empty inside the castle. Even if we didn't move here, Howl and me could prevent the attack. Calucifer, please. Only you can do it. I want to go to where he is right now. Would you please move the castle? I believe you can do it. I know you have such a great power. But there's no chimney, and there are few dry woods either. . . Don't you know the proverb saying that a real professional does his perfect work no matter where he is? I know what you mean. But. . . Do you think I am? You are the most beautiful fire I've ever seen, Calucifer. Granny, you can sit here. Can you give me something that is part of you? A part of ME? I need someone's contribution. Your eyes will do. How about my hair? You are wonderful, Calucifer! You are the best spirit of fire in the world! Give me your eyes or heart, so that I can be even more powerful. Heart? Give me your heart! Heart? Give me your heart! My goodness! . . Howl is over there! He is surrounded by monsters! Calucifer, you're the best spirit of fire, aren't you? My goodness! Granny! No! Give me your heart. Immediately! Granny! I'm burning! I'm burning! Let Calucifer go! Let him go, or you are going to die! No! It's mine! I'm burning! Sophie! Sophieeeeeeeeee! ! ! Hean, I did terrible thing. I spread water over Calucifer! What should I do if Howl dies because of me? The ring is shining. Is he still alive? Tell me where is Howl is right now! The door of the castle? Howl! I think I'm in his childhood right now. Howl! Calucifer! My name is Sophie. Don't forget about me! I'll be catching up! Wait for me in future! I walk, Hean. I do. Tears are coming down automatically. Howl. Sorry. I had never been decisive. Howl, you'd been waiting for me. . . Please take me to Calucifer. Is he dead? He'll be fine. Granny? It's not my business. I don't have anything. Please, granny. Do you really want this? I lost. You'll keep it safe, OK? Here you are. Thank you very much, granny. Calucifer. . . Sophie. . . I'm exhausted. . . If he gets his heart back, are you going to disappear? I'll be OK, Sophie. Maybe. You spread water over me, but Howl and me didn't die after all. I'll give him back his heart into his body. Warm. . . It's like I'm holding a small bird. I haven't changed since childhood. I wish Calucifer will live another a thousand years. . and Howl will regain his heart and spirit. I'm still alive! I'm free! He moved. . . He's alive! Calucifer's magic's gone. Turnip head! Turnip head! Are you all right? I'll find you a new stick. Turnip head. You saved our lives. . . You saved me, Sophie. I'm a prince of your neighboring country. I had been turned into "Turnip head". Only way to dispel your curse was to be kissed by someone whom you love. That's right. I would have been dead, if Sophie hadn't saved me. What a handsome boy you are! . . What's going on here? My goodness! My body's really heavy. . . You got it! Yes, because your heart is heavy. See? Your hair. . . It's like the color of stars. . . you're beautiful. . . I love you, Howl! You can see Sophie's frame of mind? At first, you have to go back to your country and stop this stupid war. Yes, I will. After war is over, I'll definitely visit her, again. It is said, "no one can ever decide which direction one's love goes. . . ". I think you are right. I'll be waiting for you, then. I almost forgot about you. What is your excuse? What do you think you were doing? Happy ending? Is it what you're gonna say? I didn't know you are such a Cassanova. Happy ending, huh? Arrange a meeting with prime minister and chief of staff. We have to work hard on finishing this pointless war. Calucifer! Now you are free, Calucifer. I want to be with you guys. I won't need to be worried about rain if I stay with you. Welcome back, Calucifer.