#26 Movie: My Neighbor Totoro
Easily the best Japanese kids movie of all time, My Neighbor Totoro is Studio Ghibli’s most famous anime film, and also their best. This movie has fantastic animation, a touching story, and Catbus. Yeah, this movie has cat in the shape of a bus. Like most of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, My Neighbor Totoro is a sad story about growing up and maturing, but it’s also a happy cheerful film about two girls, Satsuki and Mei, and their father move from the city to a rural old town in order to be closer to their ill mother’s hospital. While there, Satsuki and Mei come across creatures called ‘soot sprites.’ A few days later, Mei finds a hidden passage to Totoro’s sanctuary in the woods. The girls then quickly befriend him. It’s a really good movie, and is appealing for people of all ages.
#26 Game: Drill Dozer
It was made by Game Freak (the creators of Pokemon) so it must be good, right? Yeah, it is good. Really good. But it came out after the DS had gained popularity, so not many people were interested in playing a random game about a drill. But this game was an epic throwback to old side-scrollers of old, while still adding plenty of innovative ideas to the old formula, kind of like Gish (a fun little PC title.) The game is about Jill trying to get her family’s stolen Red Diamond while her father is away with several injuries. Trust me, play it. You can find it at GameStop for only $5, and it’s totally worth it. Don’t get to attached to this game though, it’s crazy easy and can be beaten in a day.