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Trivia: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Creator Backlash: Despite its popularity, Miyazaki doesn't have too many good things to say about this film. But that's pretty standard for Miyazaki – the guy is infamous for both his insane work ethic and his grumpiness; he doesn't have much good to say about any of his work.
  • Dueling Dubs: Cagliostro has been dubbed into English at least twice. Once by Streamline Pictures in the early 90's, and then by Manga Entertainment (using the Animaze studio) in 2000.
  • Fan Nickname: Fans sometimes call the Big Bad Count Draco due to being named so in the Cliff Hanger game.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Sumi Shimamoto, the seiyuu for Clarice, would go on to voice a number of other iconic Miyazaki characters (in particular, the heroine of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, and later Toki from Princess Mononoke), as well as Ginrei from Giant Robo. She was also the dub voice for Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.
  • Red Stapler: Former Princess Sayaka of Japan liked Clarice's Fairytale Wedding Dress so much that she had a real-world one made for her wedding dress.
  • Vindicated by History: Given Cagliostro's reputation as one of the best animated films ever made, one may find it hard to believe that it flopped during its initial release in Japan… but it did. Audiences were used to and expected the lecherous Villain Protagonist Lupin from the comics, "Green Jacket", and Mamo (which had done very well the previous year). But Miyazaki intentionally made Lupin a Lighter and Softer true "gentleman thief", irritating the preexisting fanbase. It was only years later that fans came to appreciate it on its own terms.


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