Miyazaki Films Would Be Just As Pretty With Pixel Art

Last year's news that Studio Ghibli mastermind and all around amazing person Hayao Miyazaki was retiring hit us all pretty hard here at Kotaku. If you're like us—i.e., still grieving in between bouts of playing Ni No Kuni—then I suggest you feast your eyes on these charming pixellated recreations of iconic moments… » 4/21/14 2:00pm 4/21/14 2:00pm

If Miyazaki Films Were Other Type of Anime

Would it be a better world if Hayao Miyazaki classics like My Neighbour Totoro or Princess Mononoke were drawn and told in the style of Dragon Ball Z or Sailor Moon? I don't think so, but it'd be a much funnier alternate reality. » 4/18/14 9:00am 4/18/14 9:00am

Forgive Me If I Want to Snuggle This Disney Bus

I don't ever recall having the desire to nuzzle a bus. Maybe the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro? This brand new "Duffy Bus" from Tokyo Disney Resort certainly invites snuggles. Come here, bus. How about a hug? » 2/18/14 4:20am 2/18/14 4:20am

Hayao Miyazaki Could End His Retirement, Says Ghibli Director

Remember when famed animator Hayao Miyazaki retired? No, not that time. When he retired this past September. Well, don't be surprised if he comes out of retirement. Studio Ghibli's Isao Takahata won't be. » 11/08/13 4:30am 11/08/13 4:30am

The Totally Real Totoro Bus Stops of Japan

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. » 9/27/13 8:00am 9/27/13 8:00am

Oh My Goodness, These Trees Look Like Totoro

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? » 9/24/13 7:15am 9/24/13 7:15am

This Amazing Art Is Made Almost Entirely Out Of Tea Stains

Did you know that you can make art by using tea? If you're Dara Gold, artist and illustrator from Toronto, you can use tea stains to make pretty awesome art, too. » 7/19/13 7:30pm 7/19/13 7:30pm

That's A Lot Of Studio Ghibli Characters. Can You Name Them All?

Digital artist Little Miss Paintbrush drew and transformed all the major Studio Ghibli characters into the most charming form possible. They look spectacular together. » 7/04/13 8:00pm 7/04/13 8:00pm

The Art and the Beauty of Studio Ghibli

My Neighbor Totoro. Howl's Moving Castle. Princess Mononoke. These aren't only classics, they are stunning. Studio Ghibli is responsible for some of the most loved and best looking films in the past few decades. It's no accident why. » 2/18/13 7:20am 2/18/13 7:20am

Skeleton Totoro Is Not Cuddly Cute. At All.

Oh Totoro, how I just want to pounce on your big, furry belly! The titular character from My Neighbor Totoro » 1/31/13 5:00am 1/31/13 5:00am is one of anime's most adorable creations. But take away the fur and the fat, and you get something quite unsettling.

These Pikachu and Mario Skin Suits Cover You From Head to Toe

You thought the full body tights stopped at Totoro » 1/17/13 4:00am 1/17/13 4:00am? That's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more nightmares to be had. Many more.

This Totoro Skin Suit Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

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: » 1/16/13 6:45pm 1/16/13 6:45pm

Snow Dicks and Cute Characters: Winter Hijinks Cover Tokyo.

Yesterday a snow storm blew through Tokyo, blanketing the metropolis in white. For Tokyo, this was the first snowfall of 2013, and residents did not let the opportunity for some winter fun pass them by.


Creative types sculpted nude torsos, sea creatures, and of course numerous manga, anime, and video game characters.… » 1/15/13 4:00am 1/15/13 4:00am

Cat Cosplay is the New Human Cosplay

I don't know how they got this cat to sit still long enough to get the costume on, let alone how many scratches and hisses they took as a result, but it doesn't matter. For their heroics, we get to see a cat dressed as...a catbus. » 12/05/12 2:30am 12/05/12 2:30am

This Totoro Costume Is So Incredibly Adorable

For Halloween, college student Melanie wanted to be Totoro. So she and her mom decided to make a Totoro costume. Hours and hours of hard work later, the costume was finished, totally cute, and screams "sleep on my belly!". » 11/12/12 7:40am 11/12/12 7:40am