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Great film the animation is beautiful and the story is really good only issue is that an angle sign appears on the screen that I can’t get rid of but don’t let that put you off cos it might be something to do with the DVD player I put it in.
Not quite as gripping as Spirit of the Heart- a far simpler storyline- (or maybe I'm the wrong audience) but still very warm, with clear message of always being yourself watchable and lovely drawings as always. As always with Studio Gnibli can be watched again and again without losing its charm and appeal.
It was enjoyable with the usual Studio Gibli magic but this is an early film and it does show a little, though the characters and the story was interesting and I had empathy with the teenage girl trying to understand what life is meant to be about as she gets caught up in a world she had no idea could exist.