My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro ★★★★½

Feels so unique within Miyazaki’s filmography. So many of his films are about finding one’s place in the world, and yet Totoro is much more interested in how confusing it often is just to be when you’re a kid. 

It’s about that period just after you start existing outside of your parents, but before you have a grasp on what the world is — about how fun, scary, and large new things feel when you discover them but don’t quite understand them. Is that what we miss about childhood once we’ve grown?