Rocket News 24
Date: March 31, 2015
By: KK Miller
Ghibli films and Hayao Miyazaki are synonymous with anime all over the world, and arguably one of their most popular characters is Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro. It’s easy to see why people love the big huggable guy. He’s cute, he’s fuzzy and he’ll whisk you away on fantastic adventures and introduce you to his other friends, Catbus, blue Totoro and white Totoro.
But when an unofficial Totoro shows up out of the blue, how popular does it need to get before lawyers start sending cease and desist orders?
When people want to use Studio Ghibli characters, they usually obtain the express permission to do so, like with these adorable cream puffs. However, it’s unlikely in this case that the Taiwanese Totoro did as well. So what’s his story? [FULL STORY]