Sometime during the late 19th century, a young Asian girl has made a place for herself in a seaside town as the owner and operator of the Tenkai restaurant and boarding house.. Yet "Miss China," as the locals call her, is in the dumps. She's got a Mad Scientist named Breckenridge living upstairs who is chronically late with the rent, and she's pining for Jim, a handsome watchmaker's apprentice whom she mistakenly believes is pursuing the local flower girl.
But this isn't our world. It is a world that has the Spirit of Wonder, where every so often, just occasionally mind you, amazing things happen. The Mad Scientist actually has come up with an incredible invention, and Jim has an unbelievable plan to use it to give Miss China the most beautiful ring in all the World.
Okay, first thing you need to do when watching this one is suspend all disbelief; this one has really wonky science and doesn’t bother trying to explain it. Once you get past that, this is a great movie. The animation is very nice, and a unique look. The music fits in well, and the characters are fun and interact really well. But above all the story, strange as it may be, is quite good. Certainly worth seeing.
Available subtitled or dubbed through AnimEigo.
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