The post offices of Japan have launched a tribute to Totoro today: three adorable items for fans! Grab a tote, a coin purse, or a "letter puzzle" to send to friends. Photos of all the products and a link to the shop are available after the jump!
If you like cute food, you'll love what Tastemade Japan did to these Oreos! But if you don't like seeing Oreo filling wasted, you might want to avert your eyes. Hit the jump for cuteness if you can!
This week, My Neighbor Totoro was broadcast for the 15th time on the NTV Friday Roadshow as part of a fall run of Studio Ghibli movies, along with Porco Rosso and The Cat Returns (at 14.2% the ratings were good, but not stellar). It was Halloween week. Japanese Twitter doesn't really seem to have an October 31st hard cut-off for Halloweeen fun. And, the results were quite freaky.
POPRAGEOUS!, a Los Angeles-based apparel brand that specializes in fashion inspired by art and pop culture, has released a one-piece swimsuit for women based on the likeness of a certain cuddly forest spirit from a famous 1988 animated film by Studio Ghibli. Hit the jump to learn more.
Disney's John Ramirez previously shared a concept for a ride based on Hayao Miyazaki's anime film classic My Neighbor Totoro, and he's since returned to Ghibli and Miyazaki to take a crack at a Castle in the Sky / Laputa ride. Imagine how it would all go down with the image after the jump.
Japan Post Service Company will issue four Nengajou (New Year's Card) sets featuring Studio Ghibli's 1988 classic film Tonari no Totoro/My Neighbor Totoro. The 630-yen (about 5 US dollars) set will be available at 2,300 post offices in Japan from December 10. Check the designs after the jump.
Cafe Reo is releasing a series of pull-back racer toys based on the much beloved animated films of Studio Ghibli. Hit the jump to check them out.
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.