I watched Spirited Away last night. I really enjoyed it: it’s certainly a beautiful film.

It’s taken me a while to appreciate the works of Studio Ghibli. I remember first watching something from them around 10 years ago and finding it quite strange. Reflecting on this now, I think it’s because I was just not familiar with their style of storytelling. My palette for non-Western style films (that is, films from the West, not films set in the Wild West) was not well developed at the time.

I’m pleased that it’s now matured and that I can enjoy these sorts of films.