MyAnimeList - 7.73
Anilist - 7.2
Kitsu - 7.6
Confined in the castle tower by her father, princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. Sometimes she seeks out to watch the common people at work. The knights of the kingdom compete for the right to marry her and rule the land by competing to see who can find powerful magic objects made by a long dead race of sorcerers. Arete wants none of this. She longs to meet the common people and travel to exotic lands she has only seen in the books she keeps hidden under her bed. One day the sorcerer Boax arrives in a fantastic flying machine and offers to take Arete as his wife and transform her into a proper princess. (Source: ANN)
Characters & Voice Actors
Hiroyuki Hayase – Sound Director
Taeko Oonuki – Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance
Origa – Theme Song Performance
ED1: “kin’iro no tsubasa (金色の翼)” by Taeko Oonuki
Has all the elements of a good fairy tale with 0 soul.
Like someone followed the formula but doesn’t know why it works.
A nice movie but too many parts where nothing happens.
A simple but strong little feminist film. The art isn’t great, but it tells a compelling story of self-discovery and gaining independence.
Tries so hard to be Ghibliequse but fails on all fronts – characterisation, storytelling and visuals.
Bit slow but, a good story.