In Howl’s Moving Castle, Sophie is a young hatter who is turned into an old woman by the Witch of the Waste’s curse. It’s in this form that she encounters a wizard named Howl, and thats when her adventure begins.
In Princess Mononoke, San is a young woman who was raised by the wolves and feels hatred for humans, but eventually comes to care for Ashitaka, a young warrior and the last prince of the Emishi tribe.
In Spirited Away, Chihiro Ogino (nicknamed Sen) is a 10 year old girl who enters a spirit world while traveling to her new home with her family. During her adventures, she quickly matures from an easily scared child to a hard-working and courageous young girl.
In My Neighbor Totoro, 10-year-old Satsuki and 4-year-old sister Mei Kusakabe move into a new house in the countryside that might be haunted. Now they’re neighbors not just with Totoro, but with soot sprites and a multi-legged cat-bus as well!
Kiki is a 13-year-old witch who leaves her village for the big city with her black cat Jiji by her side. There she supports herself by setting up a delivery service for the local bakery, making the most of her ability to fly. Being a witch has its perks.