Tonari-no Totoro (となりのトトロ)

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(Totoro – Creation By Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli)

 This was released in 1988, winning a lot of film prizes inside and outside Japan. Hayao Miyazaki created this “unique character” in film without no original printed cartoons. He is such a genius that he took full advantage of this opportunity. Not all of his works are my favorites, but I do love “My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ).” It’s definitely a tearjerker, depicting the Japanese cultural aspects most Japanese miss in the situation of “Post War Period.”


 Even if you know nothing about the WWII, you can connect your feelings and emotion and to this particular Japanese film of jewel.  



(Only kids can see Totoro)


(Fascinating Animation, which instantly grabs people’s heart)

 This movie nailed Hayao Miyazaki’s international reputation. Since then, he has been producing numerous animation films, some of which are not so successful as Totoro.