Yay! I love My Neighbor Totoro. At first I was hesitating to watch it, I thought "what's good about an old anime film? It is even targeted for small kids. Sigh." But I kept seeing recommendations in the web that it is a must see movie. So, I watched it with great expectations coming from those recommendations and good words around the internet. But yay! I am happy I listened and followed their advice. My Neighbor Totoro is now one of my favorite movie! (^_^)
The movie follows the story of Kusakabe family mainly Satsuki and Mei when they newly moved in an old house in the rural part of Japan in order to get closer to their sick mother in a nearby town hospital. In the old house, Satsuki the older one and Mei who is around 4 years old discovered dust creatures called susuwatari. It's so fun waatching this two going around the house, discovering things. Later on the two meet their Neighbor Totoro who is some sort of a spirit and his family.
The Kusukabe family is a very happy family and they keep on smiling and I too as a viewer can't stop smiling throughout the movie. As I said, this movie is targeted for kids, but I as an older person learn a lot of things from this movie. Also, this movie doesn't even have any villains like any other movies. The makers are really great that they made an excellent movie without any need of villain characters.