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Oct 31, 2016 10:58 AM

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A huge fan of Ghibli Studios, loved this movie, if you did too, I recommend you watching Spirited Away and other Ghibli movies ^~^
 
Jan 11, 2017 7:05 AM

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As some other user said "I failed to appreciate this"

It for sure was no time wasting but just okay. Maybe my expectations just were too high as it's supposed to be a "Must watch movie" I love Totoro and I loved all Totoro scenes, he's so cute (and fluffy) but that lack of screentime @@ The movie did not really have anything else to offer for me
 
Jan 16, 2017 3:51 PM
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I got the Miyazaki box set when it first came out and I had been putting this one off for a while because I got the impression it was gonna be mainly just for children/boring. Honestly its probably one of my favorites by him. It had me smiling ear to ear the entire time. Miyazaki and the seiyuu bring Satsuki and Mei to life so well that I feel like I actually know them. Totoro is adorable. I don't really want kids but this movie makes me want to second guess it.
 
Feb 22, 2017 6:12 PM

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It's a simple movie, with pretty imagery. I personally LOVE Totoro and Catbus as character designs. They are incredibly iconic, and I think most people would agree. As for the movie itself, it's on par with Nausicaa and Castle in the Sky. It's a bit better than average, and something you should at least see once. It's a good movie to relax too.

I think the merchandise > the movie itself, tbh

6/10
 
Mar 11, 2017 10:15 AM

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I enjoyed the movie although the title character got less screentime than expected (I'm also looking at you, Princess Mononoke). Totoro was a little creepy to be honest... but cute with that smile in a way. Mei was annoying at times but she's a child after all.

That was a sweet flick that had great moments like that Camphor acorn sprouting and Cat Bus. Satsuki's so cute~ That ending gave me a warm feeling but reading the conspiracy article made me sad. Why the fuck do people like to ruin good things? ;_;

I'll go rate it somewhere at an 8 the morning after :3








 
May 2, 2017 3:20 PM

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I watched this for the first time last night. Gave it a 6. I was expecting something childish and fairly dumb, and that's what I got. Mei was annoying as hell. Satsuki was ok but generic. Totoro was disturbing, which made him interesting, but not very. I kinda liked the scene where they made stuff grow, and it did have a bit of the usual Miyazaki charm, but on the whole, not a great movie.

I voted 3.

Katakis said:
"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


I just recently read the Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis was an interesting man. I've put away childish insecurity for the most part, to whatever extent I ever had it. I can enjoy Pokemon, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Disney movies as an adult. But there's a difference between Y and Y7; a difference between Spongebob and Teletubbies; a difference between Spirited Away and my neighbor Totoro. It wasn't Teletubbies, but this movie was a bit too childish for me to enjoy.
"My only agenda is to eviscerate any who might try to rule over and control me"- Sousuke Aizen

"Maybe, just maybe, there is no purpose in life... but if you linger a while longer in this world, you might discover something of value in it"- Orochimaru

"All men are not created equal... both in birth and in upbringing, in sheer scope of ability, every human is inherently different"- Charles zi Britannia

We are the Contra Mundi. We serve the great inimical Goddess who in her own time will destroy the world. Tremble, reprobates, in fear of her pitiless gaze.
 
May 2, 2017 3:34 PM

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Just read the conspiracy theory. Not very convincing, but it would make the movie more fun if it were true. Like Grave of the Fireflies...
"My only agenda is to eviscerate any who might try to rule over and control me"- Sousuke Aizen

"Maybe, just maybe, there is no purpose in life... but if you linger a while longer in this world, you might discover something of value in it"- Orochimaru

"All men are not created equal... both in birth and in upbringing, in sheer scope of ability, every human is inherently different"- Charles zi Britannia

We are the Contra Mundi. We serve the great inimical Goddess who in her own time will destroy the world. Tremble, reprobates, in fear of her pitiless gaze.
 
May 17, 2017 12:27 PM

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I find the constant yelling and screaming of the little girls to be annoying. Remember I had to turn down the volume a lot while watching this film. A good film overall, but not one of Miyazakis best in my opinion.
 
May 21, 2017 2:58 PM

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That's how you do a movie, guys. This is beautiful.
 
Jul 15, 2017 8:31 PM

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This was not the best Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli movies I have seen. I hate little brats that scream all day long (this is coming from real life experience). Besides this, I dislike how there wasn't any real incident or problem, and it had a less interesting story. 7/10, very close to 6/10. tbh, I was really disappointed.
 
Aug 19, 2017 10:03 AM

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Just watch the movie tonight, I could say I have a mixed feeling about it. This anime portrays childhood pretty well with its 80's anime style art. But the way the movie ended left so many questions about it. What will happen next is still a mystery. Did Totoro will always be there? Where did they come from? But all in all, I could leave it as it is, a simple thing is not needed to take so far like symbolism or whatever.

Give it solid 8/10 for the fun that I got while watching it.
 
Aug 24, 2017 6:28 PM

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From the half dozen Ghibli movies I've seen thus far, this one is the best. 8/10
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Sep 5, 2017 9:46 PM

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Not bad, but I won't watch it again. And the younger sister, Mei, was extremely annoying, souring my impression. Are all children her age really that way, stubborn and stupid and not listening when it counts?

Well, 6.5/10, rounded to 7/10, for the relaxing atmosphere, but out of the Ghibli movies I've seen thus far, this one is the worst.
ったく、嫌な世の中だよ。
 
Oct 20, 2017 12:29 PM

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A beautiful movie that truly captures childlike wonder, curiosity, and adventure. A true classic!
“I love heroes, but I don't want to be one. Do you even know what a hero is!? For example, you have some meat. Pirates will feast on the meat, but the hero will distribute it among the people! I want to eat the meat!” - Monkey D. Luffy
 
Nov 30, 2017 8:14 AM

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Ah I prefer Spirited Away and Majo no Takkyuubin by miles.
 
Jan 8, 2018 4:43 PM

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I can see this becoming one of my favorite Ghibli movies, it was very easy to get lost in the world of this one. Simple, yet thought provoking, really enjoyed it.
 
Feb 14, 2018 1:04 PM

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To be honest I didn't enjoyed it, for most part was these little annoying brats laughing and running, I know well that they wanted to illustrate a children like attitude and simple form but this was way too annoying to watch the only thing that was good about it was Totoro I really fell in love with him right away 7/10.
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Mar 3, 2018 7:17 AM

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I really wanted to see this film again because I think it is the best film for children made by the Ghibli studio, and that can also be used by adults. Simple and fun, it has that right touch of magic and fantasy. Graphically it is perfect, given the age it has.

8.5/10
 
Mar 8, 2018 11:23 PM

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This was really good. A very feel-good story, with an interesting setting and good story.


 
Mar 26, 2018 7:15 AM
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Another masterpiece of Ghabli
 
Aug 18, 2018 10:55 PM

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So good. Once I got past the fake and bad theory, I was able to appreciate the film immensely. The granny reminded me of two old ladies that lived up the street from me when I was a child. I was sad to see the granny crying and worrying about the children. Some of the scenes have an amazing mystery quality to them, specifically when the children are waiting for the bus and when the big tree is growing in the yard. Totoro and his pals copying the umbrella was cute.
 
Oct 14, 2018 12:42 PM

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That little brat was annoying
 
Nov 8, 2018 2:23 AM
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Honestly don't see why this is revered as a great movie for all ages. I feel like it might have been good for me, if I was under the age of 10 but now it was just boring, bland and felt like nothing happened. I've seen good anime movies that are primarily for kids but fit the "all ages" group well, this aint one to me.

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Dec 23, 2018 2:24 PM

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This one isn't between my favorites from the studio, but it's great, truly iconic. The ending sequence is so precious too, it shows them living a simple, yet happy and fulfilling life. I love it! Totoro is also cute and fluffy!

♪~ Tonari no To to ro Totoro ~♪
 
Mar 8, 4:44 PM

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I love Totoro, I like to buy a big stuff toy of Totoro in Japan someday hahah :D and go to Ghibli museum!

まだまだだね ~

 
Apr 19, 2:41 PM

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What's the point of this anime? Holy it was so boring i skipped half of it, 2/10
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May 11, 2:27 PM
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A film especially for children. I think it's the first more peaceful film produced by Studio Ghibli (no one died xD).
 
May 25, 9:30 AM

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Films that wink at an even younger audience than in past Studio Ghibli films. Here Hayao Miyazaki nods his hand in the many backgrounds that reflect a nature so uncontaminated and in the many views purely dedicated to the horizon in which the sky stands out in its most varied aspects. Great for relaxing and enjoying the exceptional quality of the designs and the scenographic effects. The "fantasy" aspect is already predominant from the first minutes, for a crescendo that reaches the end of the movie. Again Joe Hisaishi has a hand in it, and it feels.

8/10
 
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