My Neighbor Totoro Import
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Among my favorite tracks are:
Track 9 - "Chiisana Obake" - in which young Mei meets the smallest Totoro and chases it around. It's a good sample of the complete "flavor" of the film, and is one of my more favorite scenes.
Track 12 - "Maigo" - the touching vocal variant of Track 16, "Mei ga Inai" which I also like. The words used to (and still at times) makes me cry, especially when remembering the emotional height felt at that point of the movie, and when I consider my own love toward my younger sister. "Watashi no daijina imouto: doko kashira"
Track 15 - "Tsukiyo no Hikou" - in which Totoro helps the seeds grow and takes the children for a ride on his top, over forest and field. This track includes the "Tonari no Totoro" theme and the "Kaze no Toorimichi" theme, which is present on the various other tracks, which are both among my favorite melodies.
Track 17 - "Nekobasu" - the jazzy catbus theme song. Who can disklike this playful and upbeat music?
Track 8 - "Okaasan" - Knowing the words for the vocal version helps -- it is an ode to the Mother of the two children, supposedly (from my point of view) from the elder child, Satsuki. It's another song I can personally relate to emotionally. "Itsumo kirei....Read more ›
Azumi opens the album with the fun, march-like song "Stroll." This is followed by "The Village In May", an easy-going piece that plays during Satsuke and Mei's trip to their new house. As the exclamation mark in the title promises, "A Haunted House!" picks up the pace. The sythesizers and bouncy beats on this track are just plain fun, as are the soot sprite sound effects in "Mei and the Traveling Soot." "Evening Wind" is a much gentler, reflective piece, featuring a flute solo, lower woodwinds, and a harp in the background. "Not Scared" begins loudly and dramatically before leveling off into the soot sprite sound effects and the main Totoro theme. "Let's Go To the Hospital" and "Mother" are both lovely tracks, while "Totoro" is low and mysterious.Read more ›
Like most of Studio Ghibli's output, the musical score helps the film make it awe-inspiring and My Neighbor Totoro is no exception. My Neighbor Totoro was the first anime that I saw, and it got me interested in anime. When I listened to the tracks, I was surprised to hear parts of the score that weren't even in the film. Which I thought was too bad, because they were brilliant. It's likely that they were originally part of some scenes that never made it into the final version of the film. There's also a song included that's not heard in the film itself (but the score of it is heard during the scene when the village is looking for Mei). Also included are longer versions of the opening and ending songs.
This is one of the best soundtracks I have ever listened to. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys My Neighbor Totoro.
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Love it from the quality to the shipping! Great that I was able to get it!Published 11 months ago by Lorenza N. Tate Jr.
the whole original soundtrack (in Japanese), which was hard to find in the U.S. It has all of the songs my six-year-old loves from the movie. We listen to it often. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Timie Ann Dolan
All the wonderful music from a standout among the classic Miyazaki movies. Buyers note that this is the original Japanese soundtrack, so you're getting the original Japanese theme. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Louis Brand
This is the OST but for some reason it has SO much more vibrancy to it than the movie version! The first movie my husband and I ever saw together was My Neighbor Totoro and we had... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Aly
Joe Hisaishi is a treasure, and his work scoring Hayao Miyazaki's master works is truly a perfect match, on par with Williams and Lucas or Shore and Jackson. Read morePublished on July 14, 2014 by J. Leard
Great movie. Beautiful music, good for ice skating, My daughter does her routine to it. Sometimes we listen to it in the car.Published on March 23, 2014 by Lisa
My fiancee and I love this happy soundtrack. It's very uplifting. Why did it get docked a star? I was hoping to find the English dubbed version of Sanpo on here but it wasn't... Read morePublished on February 14, 2014 by S. Lin