A good attempt but not up to the usual Ghibli stan
I really enjoyed this film even though it didn't completely satistfy my Ghibli craving.
I found it slightly odd that all the characters seemed to live in an oriental world but they themselves looked western. Also, one of the things i love about Ghibli films is to watch how other cultures live, even down to how they eat and sleep. Unfortunately this film didn't really have any of this, they did eat and drink things but they seemed westernised.
However, apart from all this i found the film entertaining, very funny in parts and it seemed to end too soon for me. I'm very much looking forward to watching the previous film involving some of these characters (Whisper of the Heart).