Screengrab via Kojer/Vimeo

Fan mashes up Studio Ghibli characters with real life

Somebody tell me where to find the Totoro train stop!


Sarah Weber

Internet Culture

Published Dec 20, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 8:45 am CDT

Whenever we’re waiting at a bus or train stop, we can’t help but think of how delightful it would be to find Totoro standing next to us. 

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And apparently we’re not alone. A dedicated Studio Ghibli fan has created a magical video combining the characters we love with real-world settings.

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Doesn’t seeing Catbus gallop across a meadow and Howl’s Moving Castle skitter over a hillside fill your heart with joy? Watch the video closely and you’ll see characters from lots of Studio Ghibli’s beloved movies, from Porco Rosso to Princess Mononoke. 

You can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the fan filmmaker, who goes by the handle Kojer, put the film together in the video below. 

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*First Published: Dec 20, 2016, 2:27 pm CST