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Tonari no Totoro


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 1988
Producers: Studio Fantasia
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.481 (scored by 174,701 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #124
Members: 257,660
Favorites: 3,026
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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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Background

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Totoro
Totoro
Main
Takagi, Hitoshi
Japanese
Takagi, Hitoshi
Kusakabe, Mei
Kusakabe, Mei
Main
Sakamoto, Chika
Japanese
Sakamoto, Chika
Kusakabe, Satsuki
Kusakabe, Satsuki
Main
Hidaka, Noriko
Japanese
Hidaka, Noriko
Nekobasu
Nekobasu
Supporting
Takagi, Hitoshi
Japanese
Takagi, Hitoshi

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Sanpo (さんぽ; Stroll)" by Azumi Inoue

Edit Ending Theme

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



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TheCriticsClub
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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Kenkei
Sep 11, 2008
I remember Totoro was my favorite anime. I'd pop it in the VCR player (yes, old school, I know) and watching it with my little brother when I was a little girl. Somewhere around 14 years later, it's still my favorite movie, and probably always will be.

Totoro's story is incredible: it captures the imagination of two girls with very different personalities. Satsuki, the older, responsible girl who takes care of household responsibilities while her mother is sick, and little Mei, a veritable firecracker who's curiosity knows no limits. What made this movie so incredible was how well it captured the imagination of kids their age. read more
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grzzed
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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abcd1234bah
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 there are reasons beyond 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 read more
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