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Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki 1988 | 86 min.

Section: Studio Ghibli Retrospective


Sponsored by:

Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

This superbly animated children's tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan's most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros.

They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As the girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life. Like most films released by Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, this family-oriented feature has a powerful ecological theme.

Synopsis written by: Jonathan E. Laxamana


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Cast & Crew

Director Hayao Miyazaki
Screenwriter Hayao Miyazaki
Producer Tohru Hara
Executive Producer Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Cast Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi, Toshiyuki Amagasa

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