This was also the first anime i ever saw, although I did not realise it at the time. It is a fantastic fantasy story that was a much loved piece of my childhood and still is. However any of you out there that remeber this from when it was first shown, I warn you this is not the same version. I was so excited that film was finally to be released onto DVD but it has been changed by disney. The film has been redubbed, rescripted and even the music redone in places, much to my dismay. The script although perhaps a little clearer on some plot points is somewhat idiotic in places, treating the viewer as if they have no brain and cannot work things out for themselves. The plot really isn't that complicated, even for children! The voices are further not as well fitting to the roles. Mark Hamill's Mushka for example just isn't as creepy and evil as it was in the original dubbing and for me James Van Der Beek just doesn't work as Patsu. You must not mistake this as a critique of the film. I love this film and always will. However I feel i should warn all those old enough to have seen the original (or even still possess it on a tatty old tape as myself!) that it is not as they remember. For all those new to the film it is still a stunning piece of anime and a wonderful story to be enjoyed by all.