Totoro

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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Young girl’s reaction to her first Ghibli movie brings internet to collective squeals of delight

Someone really seems to think they’re too cool for Ghibli movies here!

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We visited the Studio Ghibli Exhibition at Roppongi Hills as part of an exclusive event!【Photos】

With a life-sized Totoro, a cat bus for adults, and an enormous airship that floats up and down, this exhibition will spirit you away to the magical world of Ghibli.

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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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French artist brings the world of Studio Ghibli to life with vibrant series of watercolour prints

The characters come to life beautifully in vivid colour.

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Japanese artist creates amazing paper art filled with delicate details

From well-known anime characters to traditional Japanese imagery, this artist creates an astonishing amount of detail with card and a paper cutter.

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Japanese cook uses sushi-making as inspiration for beautifully artistic bread loaves

The illustrated breads even include images that change colours halfway through the loaf.

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Japan’s Ghibli Museum announces there will be a new Catbus for adults to ride in this summer

The latest news regarding renovations has revealed information about several exciting new exhibits which has us counting down the days to the July 16 re-opening.

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Enhance your texting with new Line stamps featuring Totoro, Catbus, and more!

Let Totoro do the talking next time you’re at a loss for words!

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If “My Neighbor Totoro” had been a horror movie…【Video】

Fan-made trailer for My Neighbor Totoro turns the magical family adventure into a frightfest.

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Artist reimagines kid-favorite Totoro as the grim reaper in upcoming one-of-a-kind figurine

A new figurine modeled after the star of Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro toys with the rumor of Totoro actually being a death god.

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Pen-and-ink illustration takes us on a road trip through the whimsical world of Ghibli

How many different movies can you find in this one piece of art?

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Japan Crate unveils their newest creation – the doki doki kawaii box

This new subscription box is full of extremely cute items from Japan that will make your heart go *boom boom*.

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Donguri Kyowakoku fukubukuro is filled with fantastic Studio Ghibli merch【2016 Lucky Bag Roundup】

Donguri Kyowakoku, the chainstore that sells nothing but Studio Ghibli items, has delighted fans with the best offering of the year: a bag filled with amazing Ghibli merchandise.

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Studio Ghibli’s anime legacy lives on in latest trailer for Totoro designer’s new film 【Video】

My Neighbor Sindbad the Sailor?

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Breakfast never looked cuter! Character toast, pancakes, doughnuts, burgers and more!【Pics】

If you’re not much of a morning person breakfast can be tricky. Sure, it’s the most important meal of the day and heading out on an empty stomach is never a good idea, but at the same time the temptation of an extra 10, 15, 20 minutes in bed is often too much to resist.

If that’s the dilemma you face every morning, these plates of edible cuteness might just be motivation enough for you to haul your ass out of bed and sit down to a proper breakfast. Generous servings of cute after the break!

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Totoro made me do it! Man says he was inspired to shoplift by Studio Ghibli anime classic

As popular as Japanese animation is, some critics argue that it can have negative psychological effects on audiences. After watching anime martial artists solve their problems with their fists, will fans try to resolve their own conflicts in similarly violent ways? Isn’t is possible that witnessing lewd acts in animated form will cause impressionable viewers to become more sexually aggressive in real life?

We don’t know about those scenarios, but one recently arrested man was led down the path of crime by his love of anime, and the unlikely corrupter was Studio Ghibli’s Totoro.

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The top five Ghibli sequels that Japanese moviegoers would like to see

It’s been 30 years since Studio Ghibli began producing the adorable characters, inspiring storylines and amazing animated scenes that we all know and love. The warmth of the animation house’s distinctive style has created worlds so captivating it’s almost as if our favourite characters might continue on their journey after the credits finish rolling to live in an alternate animated Ghibli universe alongside our own.

So what if there were a way to catch up with all our Ghibli friends to see how they’ve been getting along? Which stories would fans like to explore further, decades after they were originally created? If semi-retired director Hayao Miyazaki ever needed a reason to come back to making movies full-time, he might like to consider the following list of five Ghibli sequels Japanese moviegoers would most like to see.

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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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