"Howl's Moving Castle" was screened by the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23, 2004. It is the first time to screen officially as the Festival's opening nigit. The film festival was held in Roppongi Hills where is located the most advanced, cultural district in Japan.
"Howl" obtained the Ozzera prize by Venice International Film Festival, so many peoples paid attention to the new films. A lucky spectator who succeeded in obtaining the ticket attended opening at 10:00PM. Supervisor Hayao Miyazaki did not attend there, but Toshio Suzuki came there and speech. The movie ended at 0:00AM. All spectators did grand applause though it was midnight.
(taking a picture: October 23, 2004)
Curtain of film festival
Movie street district in Roppongi Hills
Entrance in movie theater
Coverage team from France
Leaving scenery after screening ends