My Neighbor Totoro

New Studio Ghibli tea collection includes tea sourced from Totoro’s real-life forest in Japan!

Now you can enjoy the flavours of some well-known characters from the acclaimed animation studio.

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Why settle for an original? Artist paints over famous Ghibli scenes to add detail and texture

If your talent is in the minutiae, you should use those powers for awesomeness like this.

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We bet you didn’t spot this hidden Catbus message in My Neighbor Totoro!

Only the most beady-eyed and Japan-savvy of Ghibli fans could have spotted this one!

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World of My Neighbor Totoro stunningly recreated in Minecraft

A new video reveals spectacular footage of the world of My Neighbor Totoro rebuilt in Minecraft.

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Adorable cats look like catbus from My Neighbour Totoro in real life, become massive hit online

With their cute sets of extra paws, these hilarious cats look like furry catbuses come to life!

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Your vote will decide which Ghibli film will be shown on the big screen in Japan!

You can now vote for your favourite Studio Ghibli film to watch on the big screen in Japan.

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Make waves at the beach in a high-cut Totoro swimsuit

The loveable furry character from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro gets a skin-tight makeover for summer.

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Totoro runs, does aerobics, and holds an impressive yoga pose in series of cute illustrated GIFs

The rotund character from Studio Ghibli inspires us all with his adorable “Totorobics” workout.

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Original Totoro plush toys from 80s and 90s re-issued for Studio Ghibli exhibition

These have to be the rarest, most exclusive items we’ve seen yet from the anime powerhouse.

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It’s official: Everyone needs one of these little Ghibli music box capsules 【Video】

If you ever needed proof that you can buy happiness…

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5 best Studio Ghibli papercraft kits that you can assemble yourself

From My Neighbor Totoro to Porco Rosso, these cute kits let you recreate miniature worlds from your favorite Miyazaki films.

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Traditional Japanese washi paper features Totoro and friends in 20 beautiful seasonal scenes

Whether you’re into origami, scrapbooking or decorating, these Japanese papers will bring the magic of Studio Ghibli to all your favourite projects.

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What Hayao Miyazaki’s Mei would look like if Studio Ghibli released My Neighbor Totoro in 3-D

Mei, the strong-willed four-year-old star of Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed anime film My Neighbor Totoro expresses 15 different emotions in brilliant 3-D renderings.

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Soot sprites from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro get a 3D CG makeover! 【Video】

My Neighbor Totoro is without a doubt one of the world’s most-loved Hayao Miyazaki’s films. The movie is filled with memorable characters, from the big guy himself down to the littlest soot sprites. Their design may be simple—black furry balls with big, white eyes—but that doesn’t make them any less cute.

But what if you took them from two-dimensional to 3D computer animation? Absolute adorableness!

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Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro comes to life with ingenious lasercut paper set from Studio Ghibli

Out of all the Studio Ghibli films, My Neighbor Totoro remains one of the most beloved, with the tale of two young girls and their magical forest friends capturing hearts and imaginations around the world.

While the story centres on Totoro, the furry, forest-dwelling giant, his unique mode of transport very nearly upstages him. What’s not to love about a multi-legged bus-shaped cat that bounds over hills beaming trails of light from its huge yellow eyes and carrying mice along as tail-lights?

Now it’s time to take the iconic catbus home and when we do, we’ll be making him entirely from scratch, with a specially designed kit made from lasercut paper materials.

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Amazing photos of Studio Ghibli cosplay bring all your favorite characters to life 【Pics】

Here at RocketNews24 we’re no stranger to covering Studio Ghibli fan-related news. From fan-made drawings to 8-bit mashups to officially-licensed replicas, we’ve seen a ton of love around the world for all things Ghibli.

And one essential part of the Studio Ghibli fandom is the fantastic cosplay. Studio Ghibli cosplayers from all over the globe love showing off the huge range of unforgettable Ghibli characters, and here we have a sampling of some of the best ones we’ve seen recently. Think you’re a real Ghibli fan? Then see if you can identify each one!

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Studio Ghibli tattoos feature our favourites from Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle

We here at RocketNews love Studio Ghibli and its cast of adorable animated characters. We save all our yennies to splurge on licensed merchandise and never miss a chance to visit tourist sites where we might bump into acclaimed semi-retired director Hayao Miyazaki.

One thing we’re yet to do is adorn our bodies with permanent ink tributes to the Ghibli stars. Thankfully, there are fans out there much braver than us who have made the leap, giving us a huge collection of beautiful tattoos for us to sift through. Take a look at 12 of our favourites, from the films My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.

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Catbus from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro found in Finland!

Out of all the things we wish would spring to life from Studio Ghibli’s animated films, the catbus from My Neighbor Totoro would have to be at the top of the list. Who wouldn’t want to ride an enormous, fluffy, bright orange cat over hills and through forests on their daily commute?

As with all great things, if it can’t exist in real life, it can at least exist in the imagination. And there’s one imaginative lad who’s found a way to bring the catbus to life in the cutest way possible. All it takes is two ingredients: a fluffy, compliant cat and some Finnish beer.

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Ghibli characters gather together in 8-bit form to thank their creator【Video】

Tributes to world-famous Hayao Miyazaki have been pouring in from around the world this past year. They all show a deep appreciation for the great director and are maybe even trying to persuade him to work on another film, but since Miyazaki is currently planning his nature preserve off of Okinawa, we will have to tide ourselves over with more beautiful tributes to him. Today’s is a fantastic 8-bit pixel video that features the characters from all our Ghibli favorites.

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Cakes that bring a giant Totoro-sized smile to any Studio Ghibli fan’s face【Photos】

It’s so easy these days to try something new and creative since tons of people post really cool things to Instagram and Pinterest. A person can get a million fantastic ideas for their next project just by browsing for a few minutes. What’s especially helpful is that people will often post DIY tutorials and step-by-step pictures to allow even the commonest of folk to get their creative juices flowing. Whether your final product turns out as well as the instructions you are following is a bit of a crapshoot, it’s still extremely fun/funny just to try it for yourself.

So for a Studio Ghibli fan’s next big day, why not try and make one of these amazing Totoro cakes? Check out dozens of spectacular sweet treats featuring one of our favorite Japanese characters after the break.

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