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Mei to Koneko Bus


Alternative Titles

English: Mei and the Baby Cat Bus
Synonyms: Mei to Konekobasu, Mei and the Kitten Bus
Japanese: めいとこねこバス

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2002
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 14 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.471 (scored by 2,775 users)
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Ranked: #16762
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Popularity: #3351
Members: 7,678
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Synopsis

This is a short film about 14 minutes long, which was shown for a limited time only at the Ghibli Museum. It tells the story of Mei and her friend the kittenbus (the child of the original catbus from My Neighbor Totoro). Mei is just small enough to ride in the kittenbus, which is only big enough to stir up dust devils, rather than making whole fields of rice sway in its breeze. One night they have an adventure in which they fly into the forest with many other cat-based vehicles, including many buses and trains. There they meet Totoro and many similar spirits, all heading for a gigantic catliner. This liner cruises off into the sky and the kittenbus takes Mei home.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nekobasu
Nekobasu
Main
 
Kusakabe, Mei
Kusakabe, Mei
Main
Sakamoto, Chika
Japanese
Sakamoto, Chika
Totoro
Totoro
Supporting
Miyazaki, Hayao
Japanese
Miyazaki, Hayao
Grandmother Nekobasu
Grandmother Nekobasu
Supporting
Miyazaki, Hayao
Japanese
Miyazaki, Hayao

Staff

Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Screenplay, Creator
Hisaishi, Joe
Hisaishi, Joe
Music
Suzuki, Toshio
Suzuki, Toshio
Chief Producer
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Animation Director


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chilon
Jan 19, 2014
It's such a shame they only show this at the Studio Ghibli museum in Tokyo. I went to the museum hoping to see this but unfortunately they alternate it with 10 other movies so you would be a very lucky person indeed to see this in good quality.

However somebody managed to film a bit of it on their camera phone and uploaded it to the internet so this is the version most people are probably familiar with. It's obviously very bad quality but better than nothing and I really hope that one day Studio Ghibli decide to release this for everyone.

The Ghibli museum is a read more
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basedforever42
Jul 1, 2014
First of all, keep in mind that this was made exclusively for the Ghibli museum in Japan. It has never been officially released outside of the museum, and the film itself has never been solidly leaked online either. Your only way to watch it is to either go to the museum or watch one of the few camrip versions. The camrips are not pretty, but it's not like they will prevent you from getting any enjoyment out of it. With that said, it's time to review the film itself.

This is a short film that takes place after the events of My Neighbor Totoro. The younger read more
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WhiteJoker
Nov 22, 2013
I decided to do a review on this short film because i really enjoyed it and lets just say it did not disappoint from its parent anime film my neighbour totoro.
like all spin offs i thought that this short film would be a let down to its parent film as my neighbour totoro was unique and did not need a spin off however i was wrong the storyline flowed from its parent film aswel as making yet another unique film.However i wished it could have been longer but then again not all things last forever.
secondly the art like all studio ghibli films was just amazing read more
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