Xena202000’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is a weird one and maybe it needs to grow on me.
The plot is slow but also somehow hard to follow, but it has some beautiful animation moments.
Nothing is really set up or paid off, magic is apparently a thing in this universe but nothing magic related ever happens. Not saying I needed this to be some grand adventure but at the end I feel like what I'm left with is a movie that is cute and has interesting ideas going for it, but just kinda ends up leaving me with not that much.
I wish the characters and plot were more engaging but the level of detail and creativity I'm usually so delighted to see in other Ghibli films is just not here for me