Ranked #102

Tonari no Totoro

Alternative Titles

English: My Neighbor Totoro
Synonyms: My Neighbour Totoro
Japanese: となりのトトロ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 1988
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.501 (scored by 134,982 users)
Ranked: #1022
Popularity: #123
Members: 194,766
Favorites: 2,386
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Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei when they move into a new home in the countryside. To their delight they discover that their new neighbor is a mysterious forest spirit called Totoro who can be seen only through the eyes of a child. Totoro introduces them to extraordinary characters, including a cat that doubles as a bus, and takes them on a journey through the wonders of nature.

(Source: Disney)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Takagi, Hitoshi
Takagi, Hitoshi
Kusakabe, Mei
Kusakabe, Mei
Sakamoto, Chika
Sakamoto, Chika
Kusakabe, Satsuki
Kusakabe, Satsuki
Hidaka, Noriko
Hidaka, Noriko
Takagi, Hitoshi
Takagi, Hitoshi


Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script, Storyboard
Hisaishi, Joe
Hisaishi, Joe
Oga, Kazuo
Oga, Kazuo
Art Director
Kanada, Yoshinori
Kanada, Yoshinori
Original Character Design

Opening Theme

"Sanpo (さんぽ; Stroll)" by Azumi Inoue

Ending Theme

"Tonari no Totoro (となりのトトロ; My Neighbor Totoro)" by Azumi Inoue

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Nov 18, 2015
A beautiful masterpiece that explores the world of two young girls. There names are Satsuka and Mae, they have just moved to the country side with their dad while their mom, who is ill is in the hospital. Underneath the stress and playfulness of these two girls lies a world all their own. it just happens to be inhabited by totoro's and cat buses.

"My Neighbor Totoro" is Miyazaki's fourth feature film and just like his others it is beautiful to look at and has a charming story, a bit more melancholy then his other works though. Not a whole lot happens in this film read more
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Sep 23, 2013
Childhood is a blossoming period of learning and developing one's own idiosyncrasies. It has always been a sedate stage in which little youngsters define themselves through their senseless antics—ones that appear innocent but are of an elusive nature, and are merely an inadvertent expression of the capricious phase that is childhood. However, since kids are so full of youthful tendencies, very few directors have managed to portray the rascals in a sincere and realistic manner. But among those select few is an irreplaceable Ghibli film which has become a sensation both within its native community and the western world—and that film is Hayao Miyazaki's My read more
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Jul 27, 2015
My Neighbor Totoro is the flagship of Ghibli and one of the first Japanese animated feature films to receive wide critical acclaim in the west. As much as its successor 'Spirited Away' capitalized further in terms of revenue, Totoro stands as one of the most influential anime, with the ubiquitousness of Totoro plushies and pop culture references to it still present today. But its not only its success that attributes it as a must watch on the checklist of any avid fan of anime.

Whether this was your first anime movie as a newcomer, as a kid, or as a moviegoer, none can contest the read more
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Feb 24, 2015
It's often easy to get carried away in the everyday vices and tribulations of life. We often want to reminisce and look back on the better days, full of adventure and enjoyment. Well, this movie does an excellent job of bringing me back to that feeling. It is full of heart-whelming adventure, and exploration.

I always seem to watch this movie or any Studio Ghibli film for that matter, when I am wanting to experience a child-like sense of adventure. Miyazaki does am excellent job of creating a world, in which you would love to explore and experience. From the stellar landscapes, to the loving Characters, read more
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