Tonari no Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: My Neighbour Totoro
Japanese: となりのトトロ
English: My Neighbor Totoro
German: Mein Nachbar Totoro
Spanish: Mi Vecino Totoro
French: Mon Voisin Totoro
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 1988
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.251 (scored by 696774696,774 users)
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Ranked: #3172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #140
Members: 1,068,087
Favorites: 8,623

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In 1950s Japan, Tatsuo Kusakabe relocates himself and his two daughters, Satsuki and Mei, to the countryside to be closer to their mother, who is hospitalized due to long-term illness. As the girls grow acquainted with rural life, Mei encounters a small, bunny-like creature in the yard one day. Chasing it into the forest, she finds "Totoro"—a giant, mystical forest spirit whom she soon befriends. Before long, Satsuki too meets Totoro, and the two girls suddenly find their lives filled with magical adventures in nature and fantastical creatures of the woods.

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In 1988, Tonari no Totoro won the Best Film and Ofuji Noburo awards in the Mainichi Film Awards, the Special Award in the 31st Blue Ribbon Awards, the Grand Prix in the Animage Anime Awards, and the Best Film and Reader's Choice Award: Best Japanese Film awards in the Kinema Junpo Awards.

Characters & Voice Actors


Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director
Hisaishi, Joe
Kanada, Yoshinori
Original Character Design, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"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


Jul 26, 2023
It is with tremendous shame I confess to one of my darkest secrets- despite owning 500+ physical anime blu rays, including the entire Ghibli steelbook collection, and despite being an older, longtime anime fan, as of last night I had never seen My Neighbor Totoro. Better very, very late than never, so last night I finally remedied this unacceptable situation! As with any other time I review old anime- VERY old, nearly 35 years in this case- the standard disclaimer of "the only fair way to evaluate anything is in its own time and my perspective, watching it now for the first time, is not ...
Apr 26, 2023
While watching this film one of the things that seemed to stand out the most was the sheer sense of wonder that was captured throughout the films runtime. From the first time that these characters graced the screen their naturally inquisitive natures were palpable in how they approached\viewed the world that was around them. It was because of this that from the very beginning of the film you can tell that many of the sequences that were going to be displayed were going to be quite lighthearted. While this was the case for most of the film once the story started to incorporate its elements ...
May 9, 2024
Mixed Feelings
As a young adult watching this movie for the first time, I would say this movie is the definition of a perfectly fine movie. Nothing bad about it, but nothing really amazing. It's as slice of life as a movie can get with a few fantasy moments thrown in. The music is good and the art is great as to be expected, but nothing really stood out to me besides Totoro's cute design. If you are learning Japanese, I would recommend this film since it uses basic Japanese for most of the film thanks to it being a slice of life kids film. Otherwise, you ...

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