this anime is not for children, but for people old enough to reflect on what memories they've retained as they passed to adulthood. a beautifully rendered movie, some scenes are almost photographic. be sure to watch the movie, then watch the 'making of' and you will be amazed at the artistry and craftsmanship that is involved with hand animation. one woman spent a year drawing just flowers, in different shades depending on time of day and foreground vs. background, wow.
the main character is voiced by some actress who was also working on a little movie set in space.