Ghibli Rewatch

I rewatched Cagliostro last week and then a few days later Tor.com wrote a big article on it to start their Ghibli Rewatch! I'm going to follow along and will post some thoughts on each film and then maybe try to rank them at the end. Join in if you like!
  1. The Castle of Cagliostro
    This gets no love because it's pre-Ghibli but it has a lot of Miyazaki trademarks and is just great fun. The car chase! The clock tower fight! The secret treasure reveal! Also the Count is a fabulous villain with his evil castle of ingenious traps and terrifying black metal wedding.
  2. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
    It's been years since I last watched this and I'd forgotten a lot but the environmental themes have only become more relevant. I wish more princesses were like Nausicaä with her flying skills, incredible bravery and love of poisonous plants and giant insects.