This was the movie that got me into the world of anime and Ghibli. I have watched this movie over and over again and the story still enchants me everytime I watch it. You will fall in love with the charcters, each one has a unique and crazy personality that really brings this movie to life. There is a book series, and because I fell in love with the movie I read the first book. The book was okay, there were a few dry spells in it, but it did help put some pieces together in the movie that the book explains. On top of all of this there are different lessons that you can pull from the movie, one of which is self confidence and personal image. If you want a movie filled, with magic, romance, adventure, and a little bit of comedy this is the movie for you!