Pazu is the main male protagonist in Laputa: Castle in the Sky. He is an engineer's apprentice, whose boss is a father figure. It is since he saw Sheeta falling from the sky that he first meets her. He later fell in love with her. In the original Japanese version, he is voiced by Mayumi Tanaka. In the Streamline English dub, he is voiced by Barbara Goodson, and by "Dawson's Creek" star James Van Der Beek in the Disney English dub.


Pazu is a 13 year-old boy who has brown hair and grey eyes. He wears a white shirt and orange vest and yellow cap. He is also a bit muscular.


Pazu is very active as he helps out in the mines and is also very friendly as he serves the miners around him. Pazu's personality strongly changes after he meets Sheeta and saves her multiple times. He becomes very brave and sometimes reckless in saving Sheeta, however according to Dola, he "...has finally become a man...".

Role in the film

Pazu is an orphan who lives alone in a small cottage atop a hill. He promised his dead father he would find Laputa and prove him right.

Pazu discovered Sheeta slowly floating down from the sky. He took her home and cared for her until she woke. Upon hearing her story he vowed to help her. The two went through alot. Being chased by Pirates as well as the army. Eventually both where caught by the army, but Pazu was set free upon Sheeta's promise to stay with them and help them find Laputa. Upon Pazu's return to his home he was captured by the pirates that chased them earlier. He teamed up with the pirates to help Sheeta escape the army. Once rescued they continued to work with the pirates to find Laputa. Discovering that the pirates where actually good and kind. During their travels Pazu and Sheeta grow closer.