My Neighbor Totoro

Alt titles: Tonari no Totoro

Movie (1 ep)
4.419 of 5 from 23,019 votes
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Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a small creature and decides to follow it. After chasing it through the bushes Mei eventually finds herself at the base of a large Camphor tree and as she drops through a hole in its roots, she lands on the stomach of a large, sleeping forest spirit named Totoro. The two sisters befriend the gentle spirit and are soon introduced to a world more fantastical than they could ever imagine, from playing with soot spirits to meeting a Catbus, to flying through the air and even making the trees grow. However when Mei disappears, Satsuki must call on the help of her new friends if she wants any hope of being able to find her sister...

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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Aug 13, 2012
Score: 6.5/10

Although considered to be one of Studio Ghibli’s best works, I personally found it to be one of their most boring ones. Ok, maybe not as boring as their latest movies, which despite the far better visuals and lots of action are still dull as heck. It’s just that nothing important happens in this film. Ok, maybe it does for the kids but story-wise it is quite unimpressive compared to their earlier... read more

anastasiaIVY's avatar by anastasiaIVY on Feb 6, 2015
Score: 10/10

This is by far a favorite at our house! We watch it atleast once a week. the story line is so good and its perfect for all ages. also just for fun do some digging and read what people think the film is about it makes it all the better! I just love totoro! read more

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