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
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
"Perhaps the distant part of the sky always seems clearest, so that we will always strive to reach it."
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.
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
"If you were to turn into a snake tomorrow and begin devouring humans, and from the same mouth you started devouring humans, you cried out to me 'I love you,' would I still be able to say 'I love you' the same way I do today?"
1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]
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.
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.
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.
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.