My Neighbor Totoro

Lists: Animated, Fantasy, Anime, Family, Studio Ghibli

Brief Synopsis: "Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her."

Overall Ranking: 552 (Rank from 1988: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
CinemaVisitor Erik95
Warning Sign90(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Darren of Movie Reviews 10170(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest63 - Picked up a bit in the second half. Otherwise, nothing too special.

People Involved

  • Noriko Hidaka (Satsuki (voice))
  • Hitoshi Takagi (Totoro (voice))
  • Chika Sakamoto (Mei (voice))
  • Shigesato Itoi (Tatsuo Kusakabe (voice))
  • Sumi Shimamoto (Yasuko Kusakabe (voice))
  • Tanie Kitabayashi (Kanta no obâsan (voice))
  • Shigeru Chiba (Kusakari-Otoko (voice))
  • Akiko Hiramatsu ((voice))
  • Masashi Hirose (Kanta no otôsan (voice))
  • Chie Kôjiro ((voice))
  • Yûko Maruyama (Kanta no okâsan (voice))
  • Yuko Mizutani ((voice))
  • Nakamura Daiki ((voice))
  • Tomohiro Nishimura ((voice))
  • Hayao Miyazaki (Director)