Perhaps, you’ve heard the scary theory that Totoro is really the god of death. Studio Ghibli might deny that (ha!), but there’s no denying that this recut trailer sure is creepy.
My Neighbor Totoro is a family favorite. Kids and adults alike love the story of two sisters in the idyllic Japanese countryside with magical creatures. But for some viewers, there’s darkness seething underneath. Totoro is no cuddly critter. He is a killer.
In the Studio Ghibli anime My Neighbor Totoro*, there is a scene in which the family moves into their new house and finds the attic crawling with soot sprites. This is kind of like that, but WITH SPIDERS.
Ever wonder what the name "Totoro" means? It's the mispronunciation of the word "troll" from a Norwegian children's story, that's what.
Let's be honest. There really is no better way to spruce up Skyrim than the Totoro bus stop.
Just look at how it breathes. And listen to how it snores. And opens its mouth.
Fresh from recreating the boiler room scene from Spirited Away for the Oculus Rift, game designer Nick Pittom tackles an even more magical scene from director Hayao Miyazaki's classic work — the bus stop sequence from My Neighbor Totoro. This is what I'd buy an Oculus Rift for.
You might have been wondering whether or not 3D latte art has been finally perfected. I'm here to tell you that, yes, it has.
One of the most memorable scenes in My Neighbor Totoro is the one at the bus stop. Wouldn't it be great to visit a real Totoro bus stop? Good news. You can.
If you've seen the Studio Ghibli anime, you are certainly familiar with Totoro. Did you know there are several trees in Japan that resemble the iconic character?
And not just any old noodles, but with soba (buckwheat) noodles. But why make Totoro out of noodles?
Studio Ghibli still uses traditional animation techniques. You know, hand-drawn. And while it did loan out Totoro—well, a plush toy version—from My Neighbor Totoro to Pixar's computer boffins for Toy Story 3, don't look to Studio Ghibli to go all digital anytime soon.
Totoro, what have they done to you? This... this isn't right. You're supposed to be soft and cuddly. I'm supposed to want to bounce on your belly. Instead, Laughing Squid found THIS:
Discovered at Shiro-Hige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo, these Totoro cream puffs look like something out of a Ghibli movie. They also look like something I want to gobble up.
That's not counting the havoc the Japanese military unleashed throughout Asia and the Pacific. The whole thing was rotten. But for famed anime producer…