From Up On Poppy Hill Reviews
I got "my neighbour Totoro for my then 5 years old and we all loved it. We got then this dvd for our , now 6 years old, daughter because it was rated "G" and "U", but only through the movie we realised that the theme was outrageous for a young child. Took us a long time to explain to our daughter why she could no longer watch that dvd. Studio Gibli should be more careful with their comments/info on the dvd cover. Warning should be clearly given to parents when such big themes are discussed or implied in the movie. How do you explain "incest" to a child? Of course it didn't happen in the movie, as the story changed by the end, but the dark theme was there for most of the movie. I don't know what Japanese people think about the theme, but as a British family we are very angry with the producers and marketing team of Gibli.