Cafe de Donguri, the official Studio Ghibli character goods store, is preparing to celebrate Japan's Mother's Day holiday with a line of adorable flower pots and planters. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ensky's TsumuTsumu ("stack stack") are one of a couple of lines of Japanese mini figures ready to be piled on the of geek desks and shelves (Plex's TsumiColle being another notable). And, TsumuTsumu has gotten some good licenses lately, including Nintendo and Studio Ghibli. Third in the latter offering, after Totoro and Kiki's kitties is a set of Castle in the Sky robots. Get a look after the jump.
Looking for something a little more stylish than a Velcro wallet? Do you have a designer wallet that looks great and fancy, but wish it better communicated your love for all things My Neighbor Totoro? MOVIC and leather crafter Ozeki have a product for you! Hit the jump to give them a look.
It may not be a first in the world of character goods, but the latest My Neighbor Totoro plush is still an adorable creation. The Inemuri Totoro (Napping Totoro) is fast asleep in classic Totoro fashion, only this particular plush snores and talks in its sleep whenever someone squeezes Totoro's paw. Video and more after the jump!
Imagine a world in which Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro was more along the lines of Dragon Ball Z. What if Princess Mononoke disrupted nature with the gotta catch 'em all attitude of Pokémon? College Humor's latest short shows what it would be like if Miyazaki films were any other type of anime after the jump.
Here's a fun breakfast baking project using the iconic shape of everyone's favorite Ghibli forest spirit., a baking and crafting Youtube channel dedicated to making all sorts of cute things, have put together an instructional video on how to make Totoro poptarts. Get a look after the jump.
has been receiving a lot of requests for anime cupcakes and cakepops, so, dessert instructor Elise has cracking into the subject with a new guide on how to make My Neighbor Totoro inspired goodies. Get a look after the jump.
CoolPencilCase.com has put together some fuzzy desk accessories to bring the spirit of the forest to your cubicle. A Totoro pelt mouse pad goes for $18.45, while a Catbus desk organizer goes for $14.45. Get a look after the jump.
On April 16, 1988, Studio Ghibli co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata introduced their classics My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies to Japanese audiences in a double bill theatrical run. Now UK movie-goers will the opportunity to view the two together thanks to Studio Canal. And, so American fans don't feel left out on the good news, Amazon is running a big discount on the Ghibli library. More after the jump.
Our pals at YATTAR JAPAN bring us pics and info on a fun set of origami papers that can be folded into characters from the Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro (yes, even the Catbus!). Get a look after the jump!
At this point, is there any beloved children's story that doesn't have an associated urban legend about the subjects being dead, dying or brain damaged? In Japan, there are persistent rumors that Doraemon is the product of Nobita's damaged mind. In the case of Totoro, Satsuki and Mei are supposedly dead. Five years ago, for Totoro's 20th anniversary, otaku idol Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa and Toshio "Otaking" Okada discussed the possibility. Get a look after the jump.
Good news for anime fans who enjoy picking up their merch at the local comic shop: Diamond Distributors now has rights for distribution of Studio Ghibli merchandise. Check out more after the jump.
It's the 25th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro, and a milestone that huge for one of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's most beloved films simply can't pass by uncelebrated. Viz is stepping to the plate with two releases, My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel and a new edition of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book. Read on for more.