Queen Millennia ★★★★

A hidden gem of animation and music (quite literally hidden; message me for a good quality english subtitled version, it's very hard to find). It's kind of like a cataclysmic version of Princess Kaguya where she must turn against her own kind in order to protect humanity from invasion. The fantastical and action elements are executed with a mixture of elegance and terror, alongside a solid reservoir of emotion. There's a tv series of the same name that stretches out a similar story, but I much prefer this version, the tv show is mostly just unnecessary padding, far less poetic. Kitaro's musical score for the film is especially beguiling, very 80's in a mystical and meditative way, putting it on a higher level.