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Jun 30, 2019rebeccaj17 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
i was sure i'd seen this movie at least once before, because last year i went through and watched all of miyazaki's/studio ghibli's films, most of which i'd seen before, and watching it for the 2nd or 3rd time recently, i realised why i couldn't remember it: there was nothing in it that engaged my attention. thin character development, thin plot, animation is okay but not stunning. i was SO bored. and the girl character's accent kept changing which annoyed me to no end. i get that this is considered a classic, and most of the other comments have been raves, but compared to most of miyazaki/ghibli's oeuvre, this falls far short, in my opinion. i hope after this i remember that i've seen it and never watch it again. it made me want to do anything else but watch it.