This movie was one of the last Ghibli movies on my list to watch. I thought it would be great. I was wrong. Although it had the beautiful Ghibli animation, the characters and story line were all over the place. Now, I will say that I have not read the book to this movie so perhaps I don't have a great understanding of what's going on. But I truly had no idea what the premise of the movie was. This is my thoughts on it, but if you like it and maybe have a better understanding of what's going on then perhaps you will enjoy the movie.