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.
To noone's suprise, 74-year-old, semi-retired anime director Hayao Miyazaki has been keeping busy. Besides working on an exhibit for the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo’s Mitaka city, the Studio Ghibli has been involved with efforts like the Fuchi no Mori no Kai, which, last weekend, sent 260 volunteers into the forest that inspired My Neighbor Totoro. More after the jump.
Japanese TV broadcast's of Studio Ghibli movies tend to elicit huge responses on social media. There's the "balse" case where Castle in the Sky broke a Twitter record as a key example. Last week's the NTV Friday Roadshow broadcsst of Princess Mononoke sent plenty of artists to Twitter and Pixiv. This week, program aired My Neighbor Tototro, and as you might guess, their was the response really roared. 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.
In the latest entry in her Nerdy Nummies series,offers a how to video with instructions for making your own Dragon Ball Z creme brulee cakeballs. So, if you're a kitchen Z Warrior, check out the instructional 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.
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.