Despite taking place in a restaurant, this is not a food or cooking anime. Rather, it's a Josei harem romance that borders on the line of being a Soap Opera.
While definitely a movie designed for children, there's a good amount of solid love that doesn't make it feel patronizing or pandering. A very cute, sweet, and emotional movie for all ages.
It tries to have the scope, depth, and rich history of Stormlight or a Final Fantasy game, but watching it feels like watching a speed-run of said game. For how much of the story is focused on the romance element, it all feels tremendously hollow, with very forced "emotional scenes."
While it has iconic moments and largely set the stage for anime and shonen in particular, Naruto does not age well; there are plenty of better shows. It is very culturally relevant to be familiar with, however.
Focusing primarily on strong sisterly bonds, this movie is less of a Post-War Drama and more of a Period Drama (think Jane Austen meets Charles Dickens). It has calmer pacing than the series with even more gorgeous art and animation.
If you’re hungry for more slice of life with extra helpings of sugary “Moe” to the point it’s almost cloying, yet has some genuinely good moments, go pick it up. There are better mindless slice of life shows, but I didn’t resent watching this one.
Jojo’s is an extremely over-the-top presentation of a lot of dramatic, sexy-posing men, and it is a beautiful thing.