History Anime / MyNeighborTotoro

26th Jun '17 5:30:43 PM Willbyr
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* AdultFear: Mei running away from home and getting lost in the climax is something any adult or older sibling can understand. This goes UpToEleven when the villagers find a little girl's sandal in the pond and fear that Mei has drowned.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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Mei running away from home and getting lost in the climax is something any adult or older sibling can understand. This goes UpToEleven when the villagers find a little girl's sandal in the pond and fear that Mei has drowned.



* {{Arcadia}}: The film is an ode to the rural life style.
* BigSisterInstinct: Satsuki

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* {{Arcadia}}: The film is an ode to the rural life style.
lifestyle.
* BigSisterInstinct: SatsukiSatsuki's kicks in big time when Mei goes missing. She runs herself ragged trying to find her, and finally seeks out Totoro's help when she is starting to lose hope.



* ChasingAButterfly: Mei tends to do this. First she chases the soot gremlins all over the house; then she gets lost when she follows Chibi-Totoro into the woods. Although she enounters a monstrous creature (the titular Totoro), fortunately he is a GentleGiant, so the danger part is averted.

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* ChasingAButterfly: Mei tends to do this. First she chases the soot gremlins all over the house; then she gets lost when she follows Chibi-Totoro into the woods. Although she enounters encounters a monstrous creature (the titular Totoro), fortunately he is a GentleGiant, so the danger part is averted.



* ChildrenAreInnocent
* CloseKnitCommunity: The village.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent
ChildrenAreInnocent: This is implied, via Granny's dialogue about seeing the soot sprites when she was the kids' age, to be why Satsuki and Mei are able to see the supernatural things around them.
* CloseKnitCommunity: The village.village; everyone seems to know each other, and everyone pitches in to search for Mei.



* GirlsHaveCooties: Kanta starts out with this attitude, but soon gets over it.
* GoodParents: Professor Kusakabe is probably one of the nicest fathers in all of anime--and he's ''effective'' as a parent, to boot. He never talks down to his daughters even when they're talking about having seen Totoro; not even the audience can really tell whether he honestly believes them or is simply humoring them. If anything he seems to value their imaginations. And judging from the way Mei and Satsuki adore her, it's pretty clear their mother qualifies, too.

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* GirlsHaveCooties: Kanta starts out with this attitude, but soon eventually gets over it.
* GoodParents: Professor Kusakabe is probably one of the nicest fathers in all of anime--and he's ''effective'' as a parent, to boot. He never talks down to his daughters even when they're talking about having seen Totoro; not even the audience can really tell whether he honestly believes them or is simply humoring them. If anything he seems to value their imaginations. And Also, judging from the way Mei and Satsuki adore her, it's pretty clear their mother qualifies, too.



* HappyEnding

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* HappyEndingHappyEnding: Mei is found safe and sound, and the credits reveal that the mother comes home from the hospital.



* MegaNeko: The Catbus.

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* MegaNeko: The Catbus.Catbus is what you might expect if you merged a bus with a twelve-legged cat spirit. Its eyes glow like headlights, its hollow body has furry benches and "windows", and it even has a sign that changes to match its destination, which includes Mei.



* NatureSpirit: Totoro and his friends. Although only mentioned once as being "The Keeper of the Forest", [[GreenThumb he certainly shows it.]]

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* NatureSpirit: Totoro and his friends. Although only mentioned once as being "The Keeper of the Forest", [[GreenThumb he certainly shows it.]]it]].



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Totoro. C'mon, just look at picture, and try to tell me ''you'' don't wanna give the big fuzzy critter a hug, too.
* SceneryCensor: While Satsuki, Mei, and their father are taking a bath together.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Totoro. C'mon, just look at the picture, and try to tell me ''you'' don't wanna give the big fuzzy critter a hug, too.
* SceneryCensor: While Satsuki, Mei, and their father are taking a During the bath together.scene, Mei is conveniently protecting the audience from her father.



* StrayingBaby: Mei's running off with no sense of the dangers triggers the climax.

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* StrayingBaby: Mei's running off with no sense of the dangers involved triggers the climax.



* ThousandYardStare: One of Totoro's hallmarks.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Satsuki and Mei respectively.
* TrampolineTummy: Mei uses [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] as a cushion when she finds him sleeping belly up, waking him up in the process, before falling asleep together. Satsuki also bounces briefly when she lands on Totoro.

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* ThousandYardStare: One of Totoro's wide starey eyes are one of its hallmarks.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Satsuki and Mei respectively.
* TrampolineTummy: Mei uses [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] Totoro as a cushion when she finds him sleeping belly up, waking him up in the process, before falling asleep together. Satsuki also bounces briefly when she lands on Totoro.
13th May '17 8:13:24 PM MagBas
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* TrampolineTummy / TummyCushion: Mei uses [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] as a cushion when she finds him sleeping belly up, waking him up in the process, before falling asleep together. Satsuki also bounces briefly when she lands on Totoro.

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* TrampolineTummy / TummyCushion: TrampolineTummy: Mei uses [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] as a cushion when she finds him sleeping belly up, waking him up in the process, before falling asleep together. Satsuki also bounces briefly when she lands on Totoro.
29th Apr '17 2:38:10 PM Silverblade2
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->"''No plot. No central character. No antagonist. No defined purpose for side characters. No threat. No three acts. No jokes. No punchlines. No explanations. No internal references. No {{catch phrase}}s. No political polemical voice. No melodrama. No lessons. No beginning. No end. One of the best movies ever made.''"

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->"''No plot. No central character. No antagonist. No defined purpose for side characters. No threat. No three acts. No jokes. No punchlines. No explanations. No internal references. No {{catch phrase}}s.catch phrases. No political polemical voice. No melodrama. No lessons. No beginning. No end. One of the best movies ever made.''"
29th Apr '17 2:37:43 PM Silverblade2
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->"''[[RandomEventsPlot No plot]]. No central character. {{No antagonist}}. No defined purpose for side characters. No threat. No three acts. No jokes. No punchlines. No explanations. No internal references. No {{catch phrase}}s. No [[WriterOnBoard political polemical voice]]. No melodrama. No [[AnAesop lessons]]. No beginning. [[NoEnding No end]]. [[TropesAreTools One of the best movies ever made]].''"

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->"''[[RandomEventsPlot No plot]].->"''No plot. No central character. {{No antagonist}}.No antagonist. No defined purpose for side characters. No threat. No three acts. No jokes. No punchlines. No explanations. No internal references. No {{catch phrase}}s. No [[WriterOnBoard political polemical voice]].voice. No melodrama. No [[AnAesop lessons]].lessons. No beginning. [[NoEnding No end]]. [[TropesAreTools end. One of the best movies ever made]].made.''"



''Totoro'' is one of Miyazaki's best known films, and it's considered a classic even by western critics (Creator/RogerEbert called it "the best family film of all time", and Creator/JonathanRoss says it's one of his favourite films). Totoro himself became the mascot for Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki does not gloss over some of the more frightening aspects of childhood, though: the girls are terrified of their mother dying, a common goat seems monstrous from little Mei's perspective, and the whole village's fright and anxiety when Mei goes missing is almost palpable. Even Totoro--with his huge grin, inscrutable expression, and manic eyes--can be a little scary; Satsuki refers to meeting him as both the funniest and the scariest day of her life.

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''Totoro'' is one of Miyazaki's best known films, and it's considered a classic even by western critics (Creator/RogerEbert called it "the best family film of all time", and Creator/JonathanRoss says it's one of his favourite films).films. Totoro himself became the mascot for Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki does not gloss over some of the more frightening aspects of childhood, though: the girls are terrified of their mother dying, a common goat seems monstrous from little Mei's perspective, and the whole village's fright and anxiety when Mei goes missing is almost palpable. Even Totoro--with his huge grin, inscrutable expression, and manic eyes--can be a little scary; Satsuki refers to meeting him as both the funniest and the scariest day of her life.
23rd Mar '17 9:38:13 AM NWolfman
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-->"''[[RandomEventsPlot No plot]]. No central character. {{No antagonist}}. No defined purpose for side characters. No threat. No three acts. No jokes. No punchlines. No explanations. No internal references. No {{catch phrase}}s. No [[WriterOnBoard political polemical voice]]. No melodrama. No [[AnAesop lessons]]. No beginning. [[NoEnding No end]]. [[TropesAreTools One of the best movies ever made]].''"
-->-'''[[https://letterboxd.com/daveyjenkins/film/my-neighbor-totoro/ Letteboxed review]] by David Jenkins'''

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-->"''[[RandomEventsPlot ->"''[[RandomEventsPlot No plot]]. No central character. {{No antagonist}}. No defined purpose for side characters. No threat. No three acts. No jokes. No punchlines. No explanations. No internal references. No {{catch phrase}}s. No [[WriterOnBoard political polemical voice]]. No melodrama. No [[AnAesop lessons]]. No beginning. [[NoEnding No end]]. [[TropesAreTools One of the best movies ever made]].''"
-->-'''[[https://letterboxd.-->--'''[[https://letterboxd.com/daveyjenkins/film/my-neighbor-totoro/ Letteboxed review]] by David Jenkins'''
23rd Mar '17 9:37:24 AM NWolfman
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-->"''[[RandomEventsPlot No plot]]. No central character. {{No antagonist}}. No defined purpose for side characters. No threat. No three acts. No jokes. No punchlines. No explanations. No internal references. No {{catch phrase}}s. No [[WriterOnBoard political polemical voice]]. No melodrama. No [[AnAesop lessons]]. No beginning. [[NoEnding No end]]. [[TropesAreTools One of the best movies ever made]].''"
-->-'''[[https://letterboxd.com/daveyjenkins/film/my-neighbor-totoro/ Letteboxed review]] by David Jenkins'''



* NoAntagonist: As the DVD release points out, the movie was designed to be devoid of conflict.

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* NoAntagonist: As the DVD release points out, the movie was designed to be devoid of conflict. YMMV if fear that one's mother is dying counts.


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* RandomEventsPlot: With the exception of Totoro himself and the girls' worrying that their mother might be dying, nothing really happens in this moive. It's just two girls hanging out in their new home.
30th Dec '16 6:25:20 AM Nononsensecapeesh
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* TrampolineTummy / TummyCushion: Mei uses [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] as a cushion when she finds him sleeping belly up, waking him up in the process, before falling asleep together.

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* TrampolineTummy / TummyCushion: Mei uses [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] as a cushion when she finds him sleeping belly up, waking him up in the process, before falling asleep together. Satsuki also bounces briefly when she lands on Totoro.
30th Dec '16 6:22:11 AM Nononsensecapeesh
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* PinkMeansFeminine: Mei [[spoiler:except at night.]]
18th Aug '16 7:58:04 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Determinator}}: Satsuki literally runs for several kilometers in her search for Mei.



* {{Determinator}}: Satsuki literally runs for several kilometers in her search for Mei.
18th May '16 8:44:38 PM JustKnown
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* GoodParents: Professor Kusakabe is probably one of the nicest fathers in all of anime--and he's ''effective'' as a parent, to boot. He never talks down to his daughters, even when they're talking about having seen Totoro; not even the audience can really tell whether he honestly believes them or is simply humoring them. And judging from the way Mei and Satsuki adore her, it's pretty clear their mother qualifies, too.

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* GirlsHaveCooties: Kanta starts out with this attitude, but soon gets over it.
* GoodParents: Professor Kusakabe is probably one of the nicest fathers in all of anime--and he's ''effective'' as a parent, to boot. He never talks down to his daughters, daughters even when they're talking about having seen Totoro; not even the audience can really tell whether he honestly believes them or is simply humoring them. If anything he seems to value their imaginations. And judging from the way Mei and Satsuki adore her, it's pretty clear their mother qualifies, too.
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