Just finished watching Princess Arete, an anime about a princess who is determined to set her own path in life rather than be tied down by her current life. Its a rather slow and ploddy movie but has much more greater potential as a series. She wants to travel and live among her people, to see how they build their lives and future with their own two hands. Really interesting. Its something I'd like to direct if I have the ability and finances to direct an anime series.
By the way, its one of my childhood dreams you know... directing my own anime series.