History WMG / MyNeighborTotoro

22nd Jul '16 8:17:31 PM BiggerJ
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[[WMG:]] The three Totoros in the movie are 'siblings', spiritually if not biologically. O Totoro (big gray one) is the fun-loving, gregarious, but protective big brother. Chibi Totoro is the shy baby of the 'family', the middle blue one (Chu) is the middle sibling that is learning responsibility from Big Bro, so he gets to hold the bag and play his little flutelike instrument.

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[[WMG:]] The [[WMG:The three Totoros in the movie are 'siblings', spiritually if not biologically. biologically.]]
O Totoro (big gray one) is the fun-loving, gregarious, but protective big brother. Chibi Totoro is the shy baby of the 'family', the middle blue one (Chu) is the middle sibling that is learning responsibility from Big Bro, so he gets to hold the bag and play his little flutelike instrument.instrument.

[[WMG: Everything O Totoro (the biggest one) owns that isn't natural was a gift from a child.]]
His top may have once belonged to the old woman. Years after the events in the film, some kid is going to wonder why he owns an umbrella.
8th Jan '16 6:47:36 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG:The sandals that were found in the lake were [[SpiritedAway Chihiro's]] sandals.]]

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[[WMG:The sandals that were found in the lake were [[SpiritedAway [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro's]] sandals.]]



** Only problem is that the events of Totoro are occurring 1952-1956 (depending how you interpret the calendar behind the mom at the hospital) and Chihiro's time is shown to be contemporary 1990s. Kohaku River (the spirit) could easily be around that long and not age but it would make Chihiro at least in her 50s by the time of SpiritedAway! And I do not think that you can stretch SpiritedAway to occurring in the late 1950s - early 1960s because the technology was all wrong. The car was too modern for one thing.

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** Only problem is that the events of Totoro are occurring 1952-1956 (depending how you interpret the calendar behind the mom at the hospital) and Chihiro's time is shown to be contemporary 1990s. Kohaku River (the spirit) could easily be around that long and not age but it would make Chihiro at least in her 50s by the time of SpiritedAway! ''Anime/SpiritedAway''! And I do not think that you can stretch SpiritedAway ''Spirited Away'' to occurring in the late 1950s - early 1960s because the technology was all wrong. The car was too modern for one thing.
7th May '15 8:48:31 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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(As far as I can tell based off my own personal viewing of the film and what the internet tells me) [[MyNeighborTotoro My Neighbour Totoro]] is set in 1958, with Satsuki Kusakabe aged 11 at the time. This would mean Satsuki was born in 1947. It's entirely reasonable that she would grow up to get married in the late sixties or early seventies and in 1977 bears a child, but here's the twist. The man she married's name was Ikari. Having taken that family name she named the child Yui, who, wait for it, would grow to marry Gendo and give birth to Shinji. This would explain why (when the differing animation styles of the film are taken into account) Yui and Shinji appear so similar to Satsuki.

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(As far as I can tell based off my own personal viewing of the film and what the internet tells me) [[MyNeighborTotoro [[Anime/MyNeighborTotoro My Neighbour Totoro]] is set in 1958, with Satsuki Kusakabe aged 11 at the time. This would mean Satsuki was born in 1947. It's entirely reasonable that she would grow up to get married in the late sixties or early seventies and in 1977 bears a child, but here's the twist. The man she married's name was Ikari. Having taken that family name she named the child Yui, who, wait for it, would grow to marry Gendo and give birth to Shinji. This would explain why (when the differing animation styles of the film are taken into account) Yui and Shinji appear so similar to Satsuki.
22nd Apr '15 7:03:09 PM DarkStarling
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Added DiffLines:

[[WMG:The Catbus was an 'ordinary' shadowalking cat with some shapeshifting]]
But, like the Bathhouse spirits inhabiting the abandonned amusement park, they're adapting to the new world and finding new jobs for themselves.
30th Jun '14 11:07:59 AM hullflyer
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All the talk about spirits and such? It all fits snuggly in with the world. Even more so with ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', so it may not even be all ''that'' far into the future.

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All the talk about spirits and such? It all fits snuggly snugly in with the world. Even more so with ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', so it may not even be all ''that'' far into the future.



[[WMG:]] The three Totoros in the movie are 'siblings', spiritually if not biologically. O Tototo (big gray one) is the fun-loving, gregarious, but protective big brother. Chibi Totoro is the shy baby of the 'family', the middle blue one (Chu) is the middle sibling that is learning responsibility from Big Bro, so he gets to hold the bag and play his little flutelike instrument.

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[[WMG:]] The three Totoros in the movie are 'siblings', spiritually if not biologically. O Tototo Totoro (big gray one) is the fun-loving, gregarious, but protective big brother. Chibi Totoro is the shy baby of the 'family', the middle blue one (Chu) is the middle sibling that is learning responsibility from Big Bro, so he gets to hold the bag and play his little flutelike instrument.
30th Jun '14 11:07:29 AM hullflyer
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At the end of the film, it's hitned that the girls are getting too old to see spirits. However, if Mei's too old to see spirits, then surely Satsuki should never have been able to see them at all. It's possible that the end of the film was supposed to imply that the girls are getting too old to see spirits ''clearly''. And this also ties in with Dad's suggestion that he may be able to see spirits someday.

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At the end of the film, it's hitned hinted that the girls are getting too old to see spirits. However, if Mei's too old to see spirits, then surely Satsuki should never have been able to see them at all. It's possible that the end of the film was supposed to imply that the girls are getting too old to see spirits ''clearly''. And this also ties in with Dad's suggestion that he may be able to see spirits someday.
31st Mar '14 5:17:13 AM YogaWP
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(As far as I can tell based off my own personal viewing of the film and what the internet tells me) [[MyNeighborTotoro My Neighbour Totoro]] is set in 1958, with Satsuki Kusakabe aged 10 at the time. This would mean Satsuki was born in 1948. It's entirely reasonable that she would grow up to get married in the late sixties or early seventies and in 1977 bears a child, but here's the twist. The man she married's name was Ikari. Having taken that family name she named the child Yui, who, wait for it, would grow to marry Gendo and give birth to Shinji. This would explain why (when the differing animation styles of the film are taken into account) Yui and Shinji appear so similar to Satsuki.

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(As far as I can tell based off my own personal viewing of the film and what the internet tells me) [[MyNeighborTotoro My Neighbour Totoro]] is set in 1958, with Satsuki Kusakabe aged 10 11 at the time. This would mean Satsuki was born in 1948.1947. It's entirely reasonable that she would grow up to get married in the late sixties or early seventies and in 1977 bears a child, but here's the twist. The man she married's name was Ikari. Having taken that family name she named the child Yui, who, wait for it, would grow to marry Gendo and give birth to Shinji. This would explain why (when the differing animation styles of the film are taken into account) Yui and Shinji appear so similar to Satsuki.
1st Dec '13 8:31:01 AM ClinkerGynoid
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Also, Totoro is [[spoiler:Kaworu's earliest form to appear on earth!]]

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Also, Totoro is [[spoiler:Kaworu's earliest form to appear on earth!]]earth!]]

[[WMG:]] The three Totoros in the movie are 'siblings', spiritually if not biologically. O Tototo (big gray one) is the fun-loving, gregarious, but protective big brother. Chibi Totoro is the shy baby of the 'family', the middle blue one (Chu) is the middle sibling that is learning responsibility from Big Bro, so he gets to hold the bag and play his little flutelike instrument.
30th Oct '13 8:53:07 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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** ^ Someone's new to WMGs.

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** ^ Someone's new to WMGs.
[=WMGs=].
24th Sep '13 12:59:55 PM StormRequiem
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** Much as I like this WMG, Chihiro's lost shoe was shown to be a pink sneaker in a flashback, the shoe in Totoro is a sandal.
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