Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro"?

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Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro"?

Postby joker » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:54 pm

It's a good movie! just kidding I know everyone here already saw it. My wife really loved it because she grew up in the countryside like that. I did have to laugh a little out how an American movie could never be made with a father and 2 daughters bathing together. "It encourages Pedophilia!!" is what the alarmists would scream.
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Re: Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro"?

Postby Tsunami3k » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:56 pm

Yeah, I think that's why a lot of people gravitate towards anime as a break from the familiar up-tight societal norms (often, ironically, in exchange for a completely different set of societal norms). Amazingly enough the bath scene wasn't shocking despite being seen be millions of Westerners at this point, so much so that I don't even recall the scene even having only seen Totoro for the first time a couple of months ago. Arietty reminded me a lot of Totoro's world as well but then Ghibli has long been revered for their exceptional background art. If I ever visit Japan, of course I'd like to visit all the sites in Kyoto and Tokyo and wherever but damned if it wouldn't be immensely relaxing just to vegetate in one of these unpretentious pastoral settings that we so often see in anime.
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Re: Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro"?

Postby TectonicMuse » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:32 pm

joker wrote:Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro?"


errr. yes.

I guess I shouldn't assume that everyone has seen the same things I have, regardless of what it is.
I'm glad you got to see it though.
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Re: Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro"?

Postby TectonicMuse » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:38 pm

Tsunami3k wrote:If I ever visit Japan, of course I'd like to visit all the sites in Kyoto and Tokyo and wherever but damned if it wouldn't be immensely relaxing just to vegetate in one of these unpretentious pastoral settings that we so often see in anime.


Unfortunately, it seems like most of the farmland from the movie won't recover from the tsunami for quite some time. : (
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Re: Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro"?

Postby joker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:06 am

TectonicMuse wrote:
joker wrote:Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro?"


errr. yes.

I guess I shouldn't assume that everyone has seen the same things I have, regardless of what it is.
I'm glad you got to see it though.


Oh you want to throw down "anime" style?!?!

Joking, I realized how far behind I was at anime jeopardy at Nakakon this year. I knew almost nothing.

But I will say I have seen a lot of the animes on your "to watch list". I recommend bumping Paranoia agent up higher on your list.
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Re: Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro"?

Postby ZeroRyoko1974 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:43 am

Totoro is one of the greatest anime films of all time. Loved it.
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Re: Have you guys ever heard of "my neighbor Totoro"?

Postby TectonicMuse » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:15 pm

joker wrote:! just kidding I know everyone here already saw it.


Well apparently, I can't read. My apologies. :oops:
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