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One afternoon on her way home from school, Haru saves a cat from getting run over by a truck and promptly gets the shock of her life when it stands on its hind legs to thank her. That night, she is greeted by a parade of felines who inform Haru that her earlier heroics saved the prince of the Cat Kingdom. Haru suddenly finds herself inundated with gifts of mice and catnip as means of thanks, culminating in the announcement that she will be taken to their kingdom to marry the prince. With no desire to marry Prince Lune, Haru turns to The Baron and Muta from the Cat Bureau for help, but unable to stop them, Haru is swept away by a horde of cats. Can Haru prevent this marriage of inconvenience and return home before she becomes a cat herself?
Both of these movies are kid friendly, imaginative, and heartwarming. They are both films from Studio Ghibli. They have excellent animation, great storylines, cats, and quirky music that fits the themes.
Both are films by studio Ghibi and share mythical creatures who communicate with children. Both animes are family freindly and share a little drama. Perfect for all ages and beautiful animation and charector development!
While visiting her uncle for the summer, six year old Hotaru gets lost in the woods outside the village. Scared, the crying girl is eventually rescued by a gentle youkai named Gin, who is burdened with a curse that will cause him to disappear if ever touched by a human. Though they are barred from physical contact, the two become close friends. But after a few short years it becomes apparent that Gin ages more slowly than humans, so while Hotaru is growing up and changing, Gin remains in stasis. How will Hotaru adapt to the complicated emotions she develops as her and Gin's ages gradually converge?
Both are very similar slow-paced and beautiful anime movies where a girl finds a friend Youkai (or forest spirit), althrough Hotarubi has sadder ending.
Totoro and Hotarubi no Mori e are slow-paced, gentle anime. Both revolve around young human girls who become friends with a forest spirit.
Shizuru and Mizuki are two quiet sisters who have a foot in the world of the supernatural. While Shizuru can see the spirits and monsters who haunt mankind, Mizuki can't help but become possessed by them. Together, the duo live with their grandparents and are taught about the spiritual world from their grandfather, a powerful exorcist. In the serene countryside, the girls will learn about the ghosts and goblins that co-exist in our world, while also learning about themselves and their abilities.
My Neighbor Totoro and Mokke are both incredibly slow tales of girls who are exploring a country life with bizarre spirits and monsters. Totoro is far more classic and Mokke is far more uninteresting, but I think fans of one might like the other.
Both Mokke and My Neighbor Totoro are slow-paced tales of sisters who find different and interesting spirits. If you're a fan of one, you might like the other (though, I felt Mokke was kinda boring).
With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to succumb to their rage, cursing themselves as they lash out at rural and urban settlements alike. When a young Ashitaka, hero of his village, is imparted with one of these curses after slaying a crazed god, he forces himself into exile to prevent further harm to his village. As he ventures out into the world, however, he discovers just how dire the straights have become - with man and beast ready to break into all out war, his curse becomes the least of his problems. As both sides teeter dangerously on the side of outright slaughter of one another, Ashitaka sets his own problems aside and, using his charisma and honor, seeks to quell the hatred before it gets beyond repair - but will he be in time or is he simply delaying the inevitable?
Both of these movies are from Studio Ghibli. The link between them is in the fairytale atmosphere concerning woodland spirits. My Neighbor Totoro is a lot more feel-good. The humans who are able to see the woodland spirits are respectful of them, while in Princess Mononoke it is basically an all out war between the two.
There is a nice contrast; both using mystical woodland spirits (Totoro being a woodland spirit), but in different settings and with a different feel. Still the mystical atmosphere and the idea that such creatures exist offers a link between both movies.
Hayao Miyazaki also directs Princess Mononoke so it has a similar animation style and the same playful imagination.
Both of these films center around human interaction with forest spirits. Although this movie is more violent, it still imparts the sense of wonder as My Neighbor Totoro.
I got the same happy feel from both, also the character Yuki (when young) is similar to Mei. Both move to the country side.
Heartwarming and gorgeous, these two films take place in the countryside and offer a lovely mix of slice of life and fantasy. Ookami Kodomo focuses on the hardships of raising children alone while Totoro is a little bit more on the adventurous side, but they'll both tug at your heartstrings and leave you wanting more.