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  1. Bobby S.
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:16 pm

    Where are you from, sist?

  2. Gabe Karl
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:22 pm

    nice shirt!

  3. Kyle Mundy
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:41 pm

    I wish you were MY neighbour. YOWZA

  4. 1book1review
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:58 pm

    Great video. Would you believe I just saw this film for the first time last year? I had forgotten I had not seen it and because it is so present in pop culture I thought I had.

  5. Stephane Carpentier
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:03 am

    Believe it or not, I just watched this movie for the first time tonight! I love it very much, for all the aspects you mention and even more… but what really surprised me.. is that I was expecting Totoro to have a bigger part in the movie! I thought they would live a lot of adventure with him.. that he would be introduce really early and have a lot of screen time! But I was surprise that he showed up very few times!
    Still an awesome film!

  6. shuichi tomono
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:08 am

    Hayao Miyazaki is pronounced
    Ha-Ya-O Mi-Ya-Za-Ki

    Totoro or To-To-Ro originates from the word Troll.
    Troll is pronounced To-Ro-Ru in Japanese which is a tongue twister for kids Mays age who would sound it out as To-To-Ro. So the character is Ha-Ya-Os version of a troll.

  7. All the Shelves
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:08 am

    You know, even though I agree with you that this isn’t the most inspired animation in Miyazaki’s catalogue, I think it speaks volumes that the animation is still SO wonderful. I think I love the animation in Ponyo the most – just the way that he does water is incredible.

    And I loved your critique of the movie. This idea of safety and comfort in the natural world (despite all the turmoil of their personal life) is so interesting! You video makes me want to watch this again right away.

  8. unmanaged mischief
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:09 am

    I haven’t seen Totoro since I was really young. It’s probably been almost 20 years (I can’t believe I can say that!). Thusly, my memories of Totoro are really hazy. I know almost nothing of the plot, and a lot of my knowledge I think comes from pop culture rather than my own experience of the film. I would love to rewatch Totoro as an adult, as I’m sure I’ll love it as much as I have loved many of Miyazaki’s other works. I don’t think anything can surpass Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service as my favorites, but it is a huge hole in Japanese culture that I should fill!

  9. LunarSky
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:12 am

    Love totoro too! I never thought of comparing it with grave of the fireflies but yes their are a lot of parallels it’s so sad probably the reason why i haven’t re-watched it yet. Unlike the other Miyazaki Movies like Nausicaa or Princess Mononoke are one of my favorites. You just get how much thought he put into the movies from Family to magical realism to seeing the world from a different perspective. I love how you can find something new every time you watch them again 🙂 Nice Video!