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.
Disney has confirmed retailer listings that Studio Ghibli's classic My Neighbor Totoro, along with master anime director Hayao Miyazaki's more recent Howl's Moving Castle have been slated for a May 21st release. The two DVD/Blu-ray combo packs will sell for $40 each. Get the details after the jump.
Back almost a decade ago, retailer Yes Asia carried a reclining sofa modeled after Studio Ghibli's Totoro. Eight years later, there's good news for those still dreaming of sleeping on the tummy of the beloved forest spirit. AmiAmi has a single person number from Ensky, scheduled to ship in late December. Get a look after the jump.
Anime goods maker Movic is working with Benelic, a company that creates adults oriented Studio Ghibli items, to produce a series of 3-function Sailor Pens (mechanical pencil, black ballpoint, and red ballpoint) decorated with designs inspired by My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky and Porco Rosso. More after the jump.
The DVD of Studio Ghibli's animated feature, My Neighbor Totoro, has shown unprecedented long sales, with a total of 500 weeks in the Oricon DVD top 300 since its release on September 28, 2001. No other DVD has ever topped 500 weeks in the time this chart has existed since April of 1999. Read more past the jump.