I really like the animation called My Neighbor Totoro.
One could argue that the main character is Totoro itself.
And that brings me to another question.
Is Totoro an it, or a he, or a she?
Well, I'm a guy and guys are terrible, so they tend to call everything 'he'
but for safety's sake, let's say 'It'.
But anyway, this anime was the first anime that I watched from beginning to end in Japan.
Before that I didn't have a good impression of anime but after I saw this one, I thought anime was great.
As it turns out I think I really enjoyed Ghibli studios, but I actually don't enjoy most of the other anime.
It's really not to my taste.
Anyway, it was the first movie that I watched from beginning to end in Japanese where I understood more than 80% of it
so watching that movie gave me great feelings.
also it's just a happy movie.
The Totoro is a nature spirit and it's benevolent
One thing that I think is really cool is it has teeth
so it's a good natured spirit but it's powerful and it can bite if it wants to.
I thought the small totoros that followed around the big one were really interesting
because for a while there I thought this was the only totoro and then when I saw the small ones
I realized it's more like an animal, sort of a species of it's own so that was a kind of surprise for me.
In my school, where I teach English I have a stuffed animal Totoro and it's really great
and almost all the students like it and
I like it quiet a bit too.
It's one of the coolest things that I have for teaching with.
And it just has a good feeling of sort of wholesome natural and uh, good feelings.
Tell me what you think about Totoro if you get a chance.
I'd be willing to
I love to hear about it.