Episode two isn't as overstuffed as the first, but it manages to push the population of the universe ever outward.
Mary desires most to get the adventure over with, and the audience can't help but feel the same.
Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers starts out roughly. If there is folly in its ambition, there is virtue also. The show's dedication to world-building sets it above the competition. Effort is made to establish a plausible universe with recurring races, planets, technology and conflicts. It rises above its premise of space western to become more of a space opera in the Star Trek vein, and it does it all in twenty-two minutes. Well, it tries.
Ultimately, on the My Neighbor Totoro to Princess Mononoke Ghibli intensity scale, Whisper of the Heart falls closer to Totoro. Its value, like Totoro or Spirited Away, lies in the depiction of a believable child character.