Eli Hayes’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Indeed, I must say that melody was quite out of this world."
The kind of gorgeous and mystical film that I imagine Tarkovsky himself would enjoy and admire if he was able to experience 21st century cinema. One of the most delightful, kind and stunningly animated films that I have... ever seen. Ever, seriously. All of the great filmmakers out there should be proud of Isao Takahata for making films like these, films about the right kinds of things, films that are proof there is more beauty and love in this world than evil and darkness. Take your children, even if they have to see it dubbed; this movie is truly something special, something that means... something.