My Neighbor Totoro Alternative Titles
English: My Neighbor Totoro
Synonyms: My Neighbour Totoro
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 1988
Producers: Studio Fantasia
Licensors: Walt Disney Studios, GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
Score: 8.291 (scored by 505,909 users) Ranked: #2342
In 1950s Japan, Tatsuo Kusakabe moved himself and his two daughters, Satsuki and Mei, to the countryside to be closer to his mother, who was hospitalized with a long illness. As the girls get used to rural life, one day Mei encounters a small rabbit-like creature in the yard. Chasing it into the forest, she found "Totoro"—a giant, mystical forest spirit with whom she soon befriended. Not long after, Satsuki also meets Totoro, and the two girls suddenly find their lives filled with magical adventures in the wild and magical creatures in the forest.
Totoro (Main) - Takagi Hitoshi
Kusakabe Mei (Main) - Sakamoto Chika
Kusakabe Satsuki (Main) - Hidaka Noriko
Nekobasu (Supporting) - Takagi Hitoshi
Kusakabe Tatsuo (Supporting) - Itoi Shigesato
I remember Totoro as my favorite anime. I turned it on in my VCR player (yes, old school, I know) and watched it with my brother when I was a little girl. Somewhere around 14 years later, it's still my favorite movie, and probably always will be.
Totoro's story is amazing: it captures the imaginations of two girls with very different personalities. Satsuki, the older, responsible girl who takes care of the household chores while her mother is ill, and little Mei, a real firecracker girl whose curiosity knows no bounds. What makes this movie so amazing is how well it captures the imaginations of kids their age. Now, you can watch free My Neighbor Totoro on xemovie.com