Totoro – Ghibli Anime

We have some Ghibli DVDs.  If you buy them in U.K, the original Japanese version is included.  You go to Language setting and choose English or Japanese with English subtitle.  Never mind my English husband, my daughter and I watch Ghibli films in Japanese.  He falls asleep after 10 minutes anyway!

I still look at the subtitle when watching the DVD in Japanese.  The translation is great but I always find the English version missing something.  Maybe the essence of Japaneseness?

Totoro in particular, I can’t accept the English version.  Perhaps because the setting of country side reminds me of my own childhood, which is not compatible with English language.