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Feb 12, 2011 11:22 PM

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108s9001 said:
I watched it because it's one of those MUST WATCH things. I failed to appreciate it...

AkiraSan said:
This is one of the best Hayao Miyazaki's movies! "Tonari no Totoro" is just so amazing and kind tale... I was very happy when I have been watching this anime.
Totoro is so kawaii ^___^ His smile is unforgettable!
And what a wanderful graphics! Sugoi!
Very good story, I love it! 10/10

Oh comedy!


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Feb 13, 2011 9:33 AM

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I don't see the appeal. It wasn't very enthralling, and I didn't much like the characters, besides Totoro.

It was worth watching though.
 
Feb 13, 2011 11:47 AM

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RenaPsychoKiller said:
Somewhat sweet and enjoyable... Still a kids movie, though.

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My inner Speedwagon doesn't approve of this.
 
Feb 19, 2011 4:46 AM

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Watched it with my brother and both loved it!!

So Totora is a creature you can only see while your young. Those who were lucky to see it had one fun trip
 
May 6, 2011 7:27 AM

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Totoro is still so cute.
Even though he is scary, but I think he is so adorable.
I like how this movie runs.
The scenes with Totoro are so nice especially the Cat-Bus.
Hope I can find like Totoro too. xD


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Jun 6, 2011 4:55 PM

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Having lost a parent recently, I was in tears pretty much as soon as the mother was introduced.. having to see the girls consider their mothers death was unbearable.

Was she just pregnant? Because from the credit scenes it looked like there was a new baby with the two girls, and it would make sense for satsuki to remember there being one other time where her mother had had a similar cold (as she mentioned JUST before she started crying)...

Anyway. A very nice movie. I liked the gentle nature of Totoro as well. 9/10.
 
Jun 24, 2011 6:14 AM

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chiquit0621 said:

The scenes with Totoro are so nice especially the Cat-Bus.


Cat bus in real life:

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Jun 27, 2011 7:12 AM

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I thought there would be more action, but anyway, it was amazing ^^
So pity it ended TT___TT
I`ve already seen all Miazaki`s films except Porco Rosso T__T
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Jul 6, 2011 2:46 PM

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This anime will never get old.
 
Aug 8, 2011 7:14 PM

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I got to say that Totoro was the trauma of my childhood... gave me nightmares for a long time T.T
 
Aug 16, 2011 6:50 AM

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Cat Bus FTW
Totoro actually made me laugh out loud a few times. I didn't have high expectation other than it was a Ghibli film, but I loved it

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Aug 16, 2011 6:56 AM

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best Movie Miyazaki ever did
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Oct 18, 2011 5:50 PM

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I wanna ride the Cat-Bus and hug Totoro so badly T^T
 
Oct 30, 2011 12:05 PM

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That was the most adorable movie I've ever seen. I thought Totoro was cute, although that cat bus.. a tad bit scary.
 
Dec 24, 2011 11:35 AM

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i really liked this, but watching with parents making synide remarks all the way through kind of put a downer on the whole thing D:

totoro and that cat bus were so kawaii :3

the only thing i didn't like was the VA of Mei, she was quite irriatating -.-" she needed a good slap (i watched the subbed version and haven't seen the dub but i can't imagine it being better)
 
Dec 27, 2011 7:14 AM

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I understand nothing.
 
Feb 20, 2012 4:00 AM

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The first third was some of the most annoying anime I've ever watched.
It did get better after the 30 minute mark, but still a 5/10. Just can't "feel" it.
 
Feb 23, 2012 10:09 AM

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Has anyone heard of the Totoro conspiracy?

http://my.opera.com/sukekomashi-gaijin/blog/tonari-no-totoro

I never wouldve thought that the movie could be that creepy
 
Mar 25, 2012 3:49 AM

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Fantastic movie - very charming, and heartwarming.

Plus - Totoro was hilarious! xD
Take his BED.
 
Mar 29, 2012 11:08 AM

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Lol I feel like a kid again watching this film, wishing I could meet Totoro.

Stay godlike Totoro!
 
Apr 28, 2012 1:27 AM

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When the girls are sitting in that tree with the cat bus at the end and that violin starts playing, gets me every time.


And me..... it always make me cry at the end
 
Jun 26, 2012 11:08 AM

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Adorable and magical, just what I'd expect from Miyazaki-sensei.
Lollipops and lolitas~ both cute and sweet!
 
Jul 4, 2012 10:39 AM

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I just finished watching it. It was cute and nice and all, but disappointing. It just seemed like an adventure kind of story, not really much of a primary conflict. 4/5
 
Jul 13, 2012 3:36 PM

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That kid (Mei) was so annoying. All her staff like I want Mama know, fck selfish kid.
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Jul 20, 2012 11:50 AM

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Shitty movie.
Not very memorable.
5/10

Overrated to hell and back
 
Jul 20, 2012 2:44 PM

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That kid (Mei) was so annoying. All her staff like I want Mama know, fck selfish kid.

Kids are exactly like that, though.
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Jul 24, 2012 5:28 PM

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I've just watched it (finally). And it was well worth 1,5h of my nighttime.

I won't call it overrated, but not a masterpiece either, just a great movie. Not for people who only like explosions, complex stories and fast paced action though, that's for sure.

Also - I find Totoro unneeded for this movie. It didn't ruin it or anything but I enjoyed the parts without him much more. And I wouldn't complain if the whole movie was like that - just a normal family living a normal life. But yeah, the movie's great anyway.
 
Aug 24, 2012 2:32 AM

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Shitty movie.
Not very memorable.
5/10

Overrated to hell and back

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks this. This movie was nothing but average. It's way fucking overrated.
 
Sep 3, 2012 5:37 PM

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it was good, not to great though, if i watched it when i was young i guess i probably would of liked it a whole lot more
 
Sep 10, 2012 10:12 AM

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This movie's amazing.And overrated?People barely even talk about this movie. Spirited Away is what's really overrated.
On another note, what's with the sudden weabooness of the ghibli movie titles?
 
Sep 11, 2012 4:08 AM

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skapandi said:
On another note, what's with the sudden weabooness of the ghibli movie titles?


Idk some mod changed them I guess. It's dumb. Most of us here speak english and don't even know the ghibli film's japanese titles anyway.
 
Sep 26, 2012 5:00 AM

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Didn't like the movie that much, but I really liked the theory about Totoro being the God of Death. xD
 
Oct 3, 2012 1:52 PM

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It's one of the best movies ever created by Studio Ghibli, I loved it. And for those who say they hated it- you've got no taste in good movies. :D
 
Oct 3, 2012 1:53 PM

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MaedhrostheTall said:
skapandi said:
On another note, what's with the sudden weabooness of the ghibli movie titles?


Idk some mod changed them I guess. It's dumb. Most of us here speak english and don't even know the ghibli film's japanese titles anyway.


THIS. I was so confused about some of the movie names. Just stick to the english one. :/
 
Oct 8, 2012 6:36 AM

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The only part that made me laugh is Totoro is actually a troll.Totoroll?
 
Oct 18, 2012 10:51 PM

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Has anyone heard of the Totoro conspiracy?

http://my.opera.com/sukekomashi-gaijin/blog/tonari-no-totoro

I never wouldve thought that the movie could be that creepy


Except that Studio Ghibli officially debunked that theory in a press release. The link is somewhere on the Ghibli Blog, but too lazy to look.

The fact that something like that even exists baffles me. Turning a loveable, approachable, fluffy monster into something so horrific... Something is seriously wrong with the hearts of men.
 
Oct 25, 2012 4:10 AM

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Gosh, that cat-bus-thingie... I want one of those. I really enjoyed the movie. It's fun and uplifting. To people who are trying to find some sort of deeper meaning in this - stop! You are missing the point. This is a "feel good" anime.
5/5
 
Oct 30, 2012 7:54 PM

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I went in not expecting good graphics but there was hardly enough of a plot. Not exactly my type of anime
 
Oct 30, 2012 8:51 PM

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shit anime for anyone who's old enough to know what a vagina or a penis is for.


good anime for retarded adults and little kids
 
Feb 22, 2013 1:44 PM

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Great anime, it was really fun to watch.
 
Mar 27, 2013 4:17 PM

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Very nice movie, 10/10.
 
Mar 28, 2013 6:09 AM

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Liked it, but if I had watched it when I was little I would have liked it more. My little sister enjoyed it, so I'd say it is great for kids.

And also, Ghibli movies are really awesome!!
None of their movies would be considered bad by me.
 
Apr 6, 2013 8:18 AM

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I loved it, one of the best ghibli films. Heart warming and funny.

10/10
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Jun 22, 2013 2:17 PM

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Jun 24, 2013 5:50 AM

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Since my exams just ended I let this be an after-exam treat. Great movie, loved it!
10/10

This was my 2nd Ghibli movie. Should I watch Spirited Away or some other movie next?
 
Jul 5, 2013 9:19 PM

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the first ghibli movie, very good movie though 8/10.



 
Aug 4, 2013 7:11 PM

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I give it a 7/10. Almost gave it an 8, but the story (and just the story) wasn't captivating enough.

Not a bad film, and the music is sublime, but I definitely see the film's charm really only working on more innocent people, like children and unworldy adults. The film was charming though.

I say this because unfortunately, when I saw Totoro (the character) for the first time, I had this adult cautiousness of not fucking around with an enormous animal with huge teeth (though apparently herbivorous/omnivorous) and claws, knowing extremely well how wild animals are; while I'd imagine the kids would be 100% captivated by Totoro, I was 50% captivated and 50% thinking Mei was going to get eaten or brutally mauled (if it were real-life). And when Mei went missing, or when Satsuki went looking around and asking strangers for help, my terrible, terrible thought in the back of my mind was that the two would be kidnapped, raped, and/or murdered because I know historically these events have happened, with notable Japanese incidents in the 70s and 80s.

Ultimately, I would say the less you know about how dangerous the world is, the more you would enjoy this film. At least personally, my enjoyment of the film was hampered significantly by pervading dark thoughts regarding events in the film.
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Oct 19, 2013 4:12 PM

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Loved the movie , very different from the usual anime stuff. Excellent for kids.
 
Nov 3, 2013 9:45 AM

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Great film, I just loved the whole feel of it. It's nice to watch something with a slow pace like this which isn't completely focused on action. My favourite scene was the one at the bus stop in the rain when Totoro was so amazed by the umbrella. I give it 9/10 overall.
 
Nov 28, 2013 2:34 PM

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Fun stuff and a great anti-depressant after watching Grave of the Fireflies. Totoro does look kind of a creep at times though, I'll admit lol.
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