Character Recommendations Based on Ashitaka

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

Sophie Hatter Howl's Moving Castle

Being an old woman suits her just fine – she can finally stop worrying about what other people think

Howl Howl's Moving Castle

It's impossible to tell whether he's faking being a vain cad to disguise his powerful magic, or if that's who he really is

Kiki Kiki's Delivery Service

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

Ponyo Ponyo

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

Mima Kirigoe Perfect Blue

When you live your life in public, like Mima, it's hard to know who you really are

Ginko Mushishi

This laid-back wanderer has an empathetic, open-minded worldview

Chihiro Spirited Away

A nervous but stubborn girl with a generous spirit

Motoko Kusanagi Ghost in the Shell

Highly capable policewoman with an interest in the existential