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Oct 5, 2009 7:45 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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What an amazing movie, it's a nice break from complicated, action oriented or fast-paced plots, this movie is so light hearted that it's pure joy watching it. Oh and the quality of the art and animation is just amazing, seriously some of the best I've seen, no less from Miyazaki.
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Oct 26, 2009 6:03 PM

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As somewhat of a fan of Ghibli, I had expectations. Overall the movie was a nice watch but there were two points in which I got excruciatingly bored. When there were ten minutes left in the movie, I was ready to turn it off and didn't care about what was going to happen. Overall, I guess it was slightly disappointing. I wouldn't watch it again.

I'll still give it a pretty high rating, though, because it went well together as a movie, the ending was precious, and it pulled at my heartstrings.
 
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Oct 27, 2009 6:26 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.
 
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Oct 31, 2009 9:47 AM

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dash said:
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I didn't react well to this scene. lol. I kept telling myself "obviously they're young girls this must be okay in some way."
 
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ExquisiteDefect said:
dash said:
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I didn't react well to this scene. lol. I kept telling myself "obviously they're young girls this must be okay in some way."


Calm down dudes, it's a father having a bath with his children, it's not Michael Jackson watching TV and eating Candy in his bed together with someone else's children.
 
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Nov 1, 2009 12:20 PM
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nah its wrong
 
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Jan 24, 2010 11:57 AM

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dash said:
nah its wrong


they're just kids. And everybodys got their own values, their own perspective of whats right and wrong
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Mar 14, 2010 10:05 PM

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pretty great, though lacked the entirety of miyazaki's imagination. probably didn't help that i watched spirited away first, heh
 
Apr 2, 2010 11:25 AM

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Just watched it and I loved it. Totoro is very-very amusing)).
 
Apr 17, 2010 7:21 AM

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Extremely charming movie.
Totoro is really a weird creature. That cat as well is also pretty weird.
A sweet tale of moving on, living in countryside and enjoying everyday's life with his family. The serious undertone toward the end really made it better.
Animation was quite spectacular for this time, the clouds were really beautiful and quite realistic.

Actually I didn't want this movie to end ;_;
 
Jul 1, 2010 1:23 PM

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omg is it just me or Kanta looked just like Seita from Grave of the fireflies O.o

i was drinking some tea and almost choked when i saw him..i thought what the hell xD

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you tell me?i was watching this with my mom :\...somehow i didn't feel tense xD,i mean it's just a dad making bath with his girlls...right?:p

i loved this..it's better than Spirited away

perfect score from me :D
Sayonara,papa!


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Jul 8, 2010 1:27 PM

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I held off on Totoro for awhile because it seemed too juvenile. Having finished it, I must say that this is one of the best childrens' films I've had to joy of watching... and it's not just for children. I especially love how Totoro, unlike many of Disney's features, picks a gentle pace and tells its story without having to bag a villain.

To-toro to-to ro~
 
Jul 19, 2010 9:56 AM
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All totoro scenes were adorable.

But mei was extremely annoying to me.
 
Oct 1, 2010 12:45 AM

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This was a lot better than I'd expected. It does have that nostalgic factor, the music was endearing at times and the scenery is really gorgeous despite being a little dated. I actually liked it better than Princess Mononoke which was targeted at slightly older audience. However, I can not get myself to give it more than a 7 because it is after all, a movie for children, which kinda bugged me. If only I could travel back in time and give this to my young self; I'm sure it'd be something I would love at that age.
 
Oct 18, 2010 2:31 PM

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I liked this, but even as a grown man I think I found Totoro himself a little terrifying.
 
Oct 27, 2010 2:59 AM
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I liked this, but even as a grown man I think I found Totoro himself a little terrifying.

I have to agree. That thing was pretty damn scary. but I'd still have whatever those girls smoked :P My reaction to scary is laughter... so its fun...
 
Dec 30, 2010 11:39 AM

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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
Sorry for my English ^^
 
Jan 14, 2011 11:27 PM

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Somewhat sweet and enjoyable... Still a kids movie, though.
 
Feb 2, 2011 10:46 PM

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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!

 
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!


Just to watch is not enough. You need to feel it.
Sorry for my English ^^
 
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.

"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C. S. Lewis
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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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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
need mooooar )))
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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?
 
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