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My Neighbour Totoro

Posted: January 20th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

I went to see My Neighbour Totoro yesterday and it was the best thing I’ve seen in ages. Japanese anime but the charmingly cute kind. Basically the story of 2 sisters who move to a new house in the country where they wait for their mother to be allowed out of hospital. And they discover all these spirits of the forest: sooty dustbunnies in the attic and a family of Totoro in the forest who live in a camphor tree. There’s two little Totoro who collect acorns and a big enormous Totoro who appears at various times and helps the older sister Satsuki to find her little sister Mei when she gets lost. There’s just lots of really funny bits and the big Totoro has the most fantastic beaming grin. There’s also a huge fluffy catbus with torchlight eyes which the Totoro travel on. And the animation looked amazing and really brightly coloured. I just loved it all. I want a Totoro now!

Marceline Smith

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