Roman Arbisi’s review published on Letterboxd:
A warm and cozy ascension into the promises of youth and fears of growing up. The challenges they offer, the emotions they wring out, and how we overcome them even when we’re at our lowest. The type of animated film that rings with authenticity that many don’t today because of it’s passion for the medium. Another shining achievement in the catalogue of Studio Ghibli that is a surefire blu-ray purchase in the near future.