It's interesting to have a movie that is both spooky and enchanting. There's a bunch of strange characters, and everyone of them are designed badly (what's up with these Japanese animators?), but the story keeps it all interesting. This is despite the clumsy 2D animation and shallow character development. The lead character is admirable for her kindheartedness, and it's touching seeing characters surrounding her with affection, one of which is a spoilt baby and another, a greedy and lonely monster that swallows sentient beings (a human, a frog, and some other creature I can't identify).