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This is an original B2 Japanese poster, printed in 1987, for the re-release of “Laputa: Castle in the Sky” (天空の城ラピュタ).
“Castle in the Sky” is the first film created by Studio Ghibli and released on August 2, 1986, although it is considered the second by some, as Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind was created by the founding members two years prior. During its theatrical release, it was screened alongside two compilation movies for Sherlock Hound, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, and Treasure Under the Sea.
It is an adventure movie. Set in a fictional late 19th century, a boy, Pazu, rescues an unconscious girl descending from the night sky with a glowing pendant around her neck. He helps the girl, Sheeta, to escape from the air pirates and the military who are obsessed with Laputa, a legendary kingdom on a floating island in the sky with which Sheeta is suspected of being connected.
The film was originally distributed by Toei Company in 1986. However, this poster was later produced when the film was released under Daiei distribution. Notice that, on the top, both left and right, it lists all of the film awards the movie won at the time. Posters for films which were re-released are referred to as reissue or re-release posters. These reissue posters are real movie posters in every sense, but they were specifically made for the re-release.
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