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Spirited Away is about child prostitution.
WHAT?!!
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OP, Totoro isn't a shinigami, he is supposed to be a troll. "Totoro" is a mispronunciation of the Japanese word for "troll", which is explained in multiple interviews with Miyazaki, and all but spelled out in the Japanese script when Mei is reading a book about trolls and mispronounces it as "Totoro".

Also, it should be mentioned that the word "Shinigami" and the concept of a god of death is a relatively new word to the Japanese language, and relatively new concept and addition to Japanese folklore.

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Yeah I'm pretty sure the Totoro stuff is crap but Spirited Away is about child prostitution. So don't be disappointed OP.


I can see how someone might come to that conclusion, but that's pretty off the mark. Sen works in a bath house, not a brothel, and isn't meant to have much contact with the guests.
You know, I find that more interesting than I do disturbing.
And it doesn't really strike me as too much of a surprise.
There are tons of children's stories out there that have darker underlying messages and meanings.
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You know, I find that more interesting than I do disturbing.
And it doesn't really strike me as too much of a surprise.
There are tons of children's stories out there that have darker underlying messages and meanings.

I find the dark side of the story really interesting and entertaining =u= cuz life just ain't perfect
totoro along with every other Miyazaki movie is made for the kids if you do not think like a kid do not act like you understand Miyazaki's movies
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totoro along with every other Miyazaki movie is made for the kids if you do not think like a kid do not act like you understand Miyazaki's movies

Disney movies are also made for the kids. Yet there are many perverted hidden scenes...
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Do you really want to know? I swear it would change your whole perspective of EVERYTHING. So if you don't want your beautiful view on the cute happy story to be crushed, dont read on. Serriously.User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


I like totoro wink
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Do you really want to know? I swear it would change your whole perspective of EVERYTHING. So if you don't want your beautiful view on the cute happy story to be crushed, dont read on. Serriously.User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


I like totoro wink

I love totoro emotion_donotwant
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As insainly creepy as that other story supposedly relating to it is, even if its true, does a shinigami (japanese death god) really have to be all that bad and creepy to begin with? Sure its a god of death and it takes away your soul and everything, but that doesnt mean its some scary monster. Simply a mythical creature who delivers souls to their afterlife.

It would even make more sense that a shinigami would be cute and cuddly to help calm the deseased soul
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All and all, still glad theres a good chance that story isnt true though.. I havent actually seen totoro yet but ive been learning one of the theme songs on my guitar and I was planning on seeing it soon. Dont want some creepy tale to close my otherwise open mindedness about a movie while Im just starting it..

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