If you are looking for a very old anime to watch for, let's say, a challenge or simply because you are curious, this is a very fine specimen. I t works too if you are looking for a movie to watch with a kid. It's a fairytale with an oriental setting instead of a European one.
First of all, I'd like to say don't panic. The movie starts with a song in shadow theatre style. It's only the opening of the movie giving the background of the story then comes the lovable old animation style. The
story is that of a forbidden love between a human and a youkai. The world does not care about them and left them alone except for one annoying monk. The art is very beautiful. The animation is smooth. The colors are from dull. The music is a mix of traditional Chinese music and scores from black and white movies. The characters are lovable. The supporting characters are mainly animals and their action is found adorable, although ,personally, I liked watching the humans more.