Totoro is the "ideal lover" according to a Japanese poll
Sadly, Miyazaki Hayao is officially retiring. Perhaps inspired by this, as well as the recent release of Studio Ghibili's latest film, Kaze Tachinu, Best Team of The Year took a poll about the studio, and one of the questions asked which characters would be in their top 5 boyfriend/girlfriend in Japan, for a poll of the "top 5 characters you'd want to be your boyfriend or girlfriend." And Totoro came in at number one!
Here are the results:
5. Nausicaä (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)
This is an obvious choice, as she's strong-willed, and has an adorable pet.
4. Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Kiki was chosen because she's "happy and cheerful," "works hard and cute," and "naive." But also, she can freakin' fly, which is a huge plus in our books!
3. Ashitaka (Princess Mononoke)
Another obvious choice, especially considering his accuracy with a bow.
2. Seiji Amasawa (Whisper of the Heart)
Respondents chose him because he "always tries his best for his dream," "loves Shizuku with all his heart and strives for a dream," and is "sure about what he wants/needs, upstanding, and cool."
1. Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro)
Respondents to the poll said they chose Totoro because its "warm, sweet, and likely to fold us up in its arms," "does wonders for our mind," and is "always there to help."
What does Totoro have to say about this?