One of Ghibli's most beloved films. For fans of Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro hardly needs an introduction. The simple tale of two young sisters that get help with their life struggles from a few surprising creatures, is easily one of the Studio's most touching works. Celebrated Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi adds his signature touch once again, with a heartfelt arrangement (created for flute, guitar, and violin) that is overflowing with warmth and emotion. This is the original soundtrack (not to be confused with the Image Album), just like you would hear in the film, on vinyl for the first time since 1988. Comes complete with fold-out illustration and obi strip, with illustrated cover by Miyazaki-sensei. Recommended.
- Japanese import reissue, originally released in 1988
- includes fold out illustration insert
- limited edition with OBI strip
- music label: Studio Ghibli Records 2018
reviewed by Otakun 09/2018