Anime Inspired Leggings

Spirited Away Leggings

These anime inspired leggings from Etsy seller Zelas are pretty cool. Some Ghibli and some Evangelion, what more do you want?

Totoro Leggings

Evangelion Plugsuit Leggings

http://www.etsy.com/listing/151558734/miyazaki-ghibli-leggings

Film Review: From Up On Poppy Hill

“I was expecting more talking cats” was what one of the people I went to see From Up On Poppy Hill came out of the film saying. Studio Ghibli have become famous in the west for surreal fantasy Anime like Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. What a lot of westerners don’t seem to know is that they are also famous for making emotionally charged films that are set in the real world.

There are no talking cats in this film, no sentient fires, no giant forest spirits just people. And that’s not a bad thing.

From Up On Poppy Hill is based on a Japanese serialized comic by Chizuru Takahashi  and is the story of a high school kid in 1960’s Japan, the Olympics are just around the corner and the school club house is being threatened with demolition. Also she’s fallen for a boy with whom circumstances arise that make her feelings a little awkward.

It’s a whimsical tale, heart warming at parts and laugh out loud fun at others, the incidental characters make this film as much as the leads, I think I could watch an entire movie starring the head of the philosophy club, or the bespectacled artist sister of the main character.

If you come into this film expecting talking cats, you are going to be disappointed, the only magic in this film is in the interaction between the characters. If you come into the film expecting character growth, good story telling and an insight into what it was like to be a kid in 1960’s Japan, then I don’t think you will be walking away from it in the slightest bit disappointed.

Totoro Slippers

Adult  Totoro  FLEECE Girls Women Men  Slippers Shoes  Warm with love

My feet have been quite cold of late perhaps I need these Totoro slippers from pokcosplay on etsy? Unfortunately they are listed as being for girls in the title, although the description does say Unisex and one size fits most I’ve got quite big feet. And you know what they say about guys with big feet… They need big slippers…

The same shop also sells a various “Kimiguri Oneseys” like this penguin one. (Is that how you spell onesie? I don’t know and to be honest I don’t really care…)

KIGURUMI Animal Costume Pajamas Pyjamas Onesie Adult / Kid SLOTH-penguin

But the star of their collection is this Totoro hoodie!

Totoro Costume Hoodies My Neighbor  Anime spring  sweater Hoodies Cosplay

I want it so bad it hurts! OK maybe I don’t actually want it so bad it hurts, maybe I want it enough to say that I want it so bad it hurts but will not be bothered to fork out the $50 + shipping and handling and tax to have it delivered to me. I think that’s how much I want it.

A Gigantic Totoro Sleeping Bag Bed

Totoro Bed

Words cannot describe how much I wish I had $280 to throw at E-Bay to buy one of these…. Looking at the photo’s on Laughing Squid there are several variants of this the one in the video on Laughing squid is a much smaller version with slightly rubbish looking feet and the one below seems to have stuffed feed and tummy things (What are those things meant to be on Totoro’s tummy?)

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If you are crazy enough to buy a Totoro sleeping bag/bed then you are probably crazy enough to want these Soot Sprite (Susuwatari) slippers too!

pixelated-poptart: “Soot sprite slippers? Yes please.”

I can’t find anywhere that seems to sell them but You can get them Can’t get them becuse they are sold out but PopAsia may stock them again at some point? for  €25.42 I have found an unboxing video of someone receiving a pair as a gift.

I’ve also found an odd Item on E-Bay, these Susuwatari leggings (also available in blue) allow you to dress up as a Soot Sprite…

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My Undead Totoro

My Undead Totoro by Matthew Parsons
Shirt available at redbubble for $27.61 USD.
Artist: twitter / deviantart / facebook
(via Matthew’s tumblr: fanboy30)

I want to watch my neighbor Totoro now, and imaging it’s a zombie movie… I’m not sure that would work…

T-Shirt available at RedBubble artwork by Matthew Parsons  (twitter / deviantart / facebook / tumblr)

Reminds be a bit of this image I found ages ago, but I have no idea who drew it…

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