EARTH — A movie organization has decided to ban Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro, both animations made by Hayao Miyasaki, because they make their audience think of committing suicide.
One viewer experienced urges to shoot himself in the head while watching.
“It made me want to blow my brains out,” he said when asked about Howl’s Moving Castle. “What if it makes 5-year-olds want to blow their brains out?”
Because of this, many have already suggested that the movies be banned.
We conducted a survey in multiple countries and 100% of those who had taken the survey reported having a negative response to the two films.
“I want it to be banned because while I was watching it, I had the great urge to kill myself,” said the viewer sharing her sentiments.
A viewer also said that Howls was like a stoner movie, it’s like something someone would only watch if they were stoned. “You would have to be smoking some weird as dope to be entertained by it.”
Another viewer said Howl’s was tolerable, but Totoro was just really intensely boring.
According to her, she loves watching anime, Hunter X Hunter, Detective Conan and Death Note being some of her favourites, but Howl’s and Totoro were just really nasty animes.
“I watched Totoro because many recommended it. They said it was good, later on I learnt it was just yet another overrated and over-hyped movie out there,” said a girl sharing her Totoro experience. “I started watching it with my younger cousins and brothers. But they found it too bad, that they left me there watching Totoro all alone! If a kid can’t enjoy a “kid’s movie” how can you expect an adult like me to enjoy it?”
The Movie Organization has agreed that Totoro fails as a kids’ movie because it bored the kids, and that Howl’s Moving Castle was so bad that even Batman couldn’t save it.