David Gavilan’s review published on Letterboxd :
I had read some bad reviews, so I didn't have great expectations on this one. But I enjoyed this film so much that I'd put it in my list of favorite Ghibli movies. Well, even in my list of favorite anime, or just favorite films in general. The story is perhaps simple, but the way is described, and the magic of the child's imagination makes it a really special film. I would recommend it to teenage girls having a hard time, or just to remember those times and get moved with the mixture of magic and nostalgia.