Character Recommendations Based on Howl

Ashitaka Princess Mononoke

Wise beyond his years, this dutiful young prince respects the balance of life

Nausicaa Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Empathetic Nausicaa embraces all forms of life, even those that might scare other people

Satsuki Kusakabe My Neighbor Totoro

A precocious 11-year-old who's not quite as grown up as she pretends to be

Kiki Kiki's Delivery Service

A plucky 13-year-old witch with a flair for the dramatic

Rue Princess Tutu

An icy prima ballerina whose obsession with perfection obscures a hidden desire to be loved

Ponyo Ponyo

Bubbly, honest, and a bit naïve, this goldfish princess follows her dreams wherever they lead her

Chihiro Spirited Away

A nervous but stubborn girl with a generous spirit

Ahiru Princess Tutu

Friendly and excitable most of the time, but wise and graceful as her alter ego

Nana Komatsu Nana

A hopeless romantic with the loyalty and pluckiness of a puppy

Tetsuo Shima Akira

The "runt" of his biker gang, Tetsuo grapples with a perpetual inferiority complex