I love the gender discussion that this movie addresses. One of the best animations with the best soundtrack ever.
This movie is a beautiful portrayal of a kid's childhood and innocence. Hayao Miyazaki does this with simplicity and care. Unfortunately, because of wars caused by the humans, this part of life is stolen from some children. Imagination is important for the life and the development of our children.
By the way, Totoro is a good friend.