Sophie! Thank goodness you're here! I searched everywhere for you! Everyone's saying it's my fault that you left! You'll forgive me, oh won't you?

Fanny Hatter, also named Honey, is the mother of Sophie and Lettie Hatter in 2004 hit Howl's Moving Castle. She was portrayed by Mayuno Yasukawa in Japanese Version and Mari Devon in English version.

She is the second wife of Mr. Hatter. Now she is married to Mr. Cutter who is mentioned in the film not by name. Sophie is not her biological daughter.[1]


Even she is not the biological mother of Sophie, she really cares about her. She is worried about her, when she find out her daughter is a cleaning worker in Howl's Castle. She has a close relationship to Sophie that you can see in her tears on their reunion.

She wears the newest fashion of Kingsbury to get admiration. Sophie on the other hand is modest. You see her patriotism by her hat that has two toy cannons on it. She has force by Suliman to smuggle a Black Worm into Howl's castle. Otherwise she will never see her husband again.


She owns a hat store in Kingsbury. In the movie is not mention that the hat store in Market Shipping is in her ownership. She has a steam-powered car and a driver. Those only wealthy people could have.

Honey Hatter in car

Honey's car.


In the novel Fanny Hatter is the second wife of Mr. Hatter. She works with her husband in the hat store. Later on she married a wealthy man and sell the hat store. Martha is her only biological child.


"You sound ghastly! Like some ninety year old woman!"

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  1. The Art of Howl's Moving Castle, page 41.