Master Inspiration List for Sky World

Master Inspiration List for Sky World

In the most recent episode, I mentioned having found the old notebook that contained a master list of inspiration for the Sky World we detailed in Episode 8: Let’s Build a World. I was originally going to scan the page in and post the image but my handwriting is atrocious, so I’ve decided to present the information here as a bulleted list! The list contains the full titles of the materials so it should be fairly easy to google anything you’re unfamiliar with.

Sky World

  • The Adventures of Tin-Tin
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (book and movie)
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Guardian Heroes
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Brave Fencer Musashi
  • Legend of Mana
  • Dragon Ball
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Samurai Pizza Cats
  • The Cat Returns

Surface World

  • Princess Mononoke
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • The Vision of Escaflowne
  • the Black Cauldron
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara
  • The Legend of Zelda series of games
  • Farmer Giles of Ham
  • The Smith of Wooton Major
  • Gargoyles
  • Tim Burton Movies
  • Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer (films)
  • The Neverending Story
  • Mouse Guard


  • Cave Story
  • The Fable Series (video game)
  • The Princess Bride (film and novel)
  • The World of David the Gnome
  • Mega Man Legends
  • Avatar: The Last Air Bender
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie


If people want, I could post links to whatever you’re unable to find so that you can check out a lot of this stuff for yourself!

(Header photo from Castle in the Sky)