My Neighbor Totoro

Alt titles: Tonari no Totoro

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Ocha-ken

Ocha-ken

Ryoku, Aru, Muha, Ron, Hana, Cafe and Chai are colorful tea-dogs who want nothing more than to enjoy each other's company and be friends. Along with the finicky tea-cats, this group of companions will learn valuable lessons about life and friendships, in this quiet 5-minutes-per-episode series filled with positivity and morals.

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kilrothi kilrothi says...

Both Totoro and Ocha-ken are designed to be watched by children, but can also appeal to adults and older kids. Though Totoro draws in an older audience through its mature storytelling and Ocha-ken uses adorable mini stories and a simple art style, both are children's animes that adults wouldn't mind watching along with the kids.

Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi

Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi

One day, Uehara Kouichi digs up a stone by the side of a river, and when it breaks in half he finds a fossil inside - or so he thinks. The fossil is actually a Kappa that was trapped in the earth hundreds of years ago; it is revived when Kouichi washes the stone. When his family allows Kouichi to keep the Kappa, much to his bratty little sister’s annoyance, he affectionately names it Coo. But even though the Uehara family helps Coo regain his strength, and even battle him in an odd sumo match, Coo longs to find more of his kind. However, after following a few leads on where they may find more Kappas, Coo becomes the centre of a media storm, turning his life upside down. Will Coo ever be able to escape the constant hounding of the press, and can he find his place in this new world?

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

The main focus of both of these films is the friendship between a young child and a supernatural creature. While Totoro has a more light-hearted nature to it, noth show an everyday adventure with a supernatural twist. If you enjoyed one it is worth at least trying the other.

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Legends tell of a floating island in the sky known as Laputa, upon which is rumoured to be treasure beyond a person’s wildest dreams. Sheeta is an orphan girl who is being hunted down because of her necklace, a rare Levistone, which legend says will lead the way to Laputa. One day she is saved by Pazu, a miner apprentice and also an orphan, and together they set out to escape from her would-be captors. Unfortunately, their friendship must go through endless trials in their quest to hide Laputa's location. What is Sheeta’s mysterious legacy, and what hidden motives do Sheeta’s enemies have in regards to finding Laputa?

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totorokid totorokid says...

Both movies have excellent plots and characters, also they both have heart warming story lines.

The one thing to note is that Totoro is a little more child friendly, while Laputa has more serious themes.

That put aside, if you enjoyed one, you'll definitely enjoy the other.

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...

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singularity singularity says...

Howl's Moving Castle is also directed by Hayao Miyazaki so it has the same animation style and the same sense of magic and wonder and the same whimsical imagination.

Panda! Go Panda!

Panda! Go Panda!

After walking her grandmother to the train station, young Mimiko is left home alone. However when she returns home, a giant panda cub is resting on the porch. Mimiko befriends the panda and later the panda's father, and they begin to live together as an adopted family. However living indoors isn't easy for giant pandas, and to make matters worse, several townspeople want to "save" Mimiko from her adopted panda family!

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Saffi Saffi says...

The animation and character designs are very similar, and overall has the same nostalgic ghibli feel.