There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of the Japanese animation classic Toto. If not, you should definitely do so because it’s one of the most endearing films of all time. In case you didn’t know, Toto is a Japanese cartoon character known for his friendly and outgoing characteristics. When he was still a young boy, he lived with his mother and grandmother in Kansas. One day, he decided to visit his other world, which happened to be the land of Oz, in search for the Emerald City. Here, he met the wizard known as Wigsford and was enchanted by his words of wisdom.
It was then that Toto decided to change his name to Toto, after he got the realization that he could change his appearance in an instant. So he changed his form to that of a beautiful, happy, and lively Tin Man, who appeared to be a companion and best friend to the Dorothy of Oz. It was Toto, who first made Dorothy smile and save her from becoming as grey and old as her surroundings. It was Toto that saw the potential in the innocent little girl and decided to take her under his wing, teaching her how to love and respect herself, along with learning that true friendship comes from within.
As the years went by, Toto became a more important part of the wizarding world of Oz. Eventually, he became the most well-loved character in all of the Dorothy stories. He appears in the Wizard of Oz series of movies, and in numerous supplementary books to the series, such as the novel The Land of Oz and its sequel, The Return of the Scarecrow. Even though most people know him as Toto, many fail to recognize the great contribution that he made to the genre. For this reason, the Japanese have never forgotten their beloved little toto when they were kids and continue to embrace Toto’s spirit throughout the world today.
If you happen to know someone who’s an avid reader, you’ve probably heard about Toto. If not, maybe you know someone who’s an enthusiast. I know one person who’s always been fond of toto, even as a small child. That person is me. If you want to give Toto his due credit, you should definitely buy a Japanese version of the Tin Man costume, which is readily available on the Internet. Not only will it look great in your midst, it’ll give you the opportunity to dress up as a wonderful, loving Tin Man for Halloween, as well as a wonderful teacher for your children.
I can tell you this as someone who owns a Japanese version of the Tin Man costume, which is called the Kaizen Tin Man, or the “rectangle-shaped tin man.” I’d like to point out that I’m not a professional when it comes to learning about Japanese culture, nor do I claim to have any proficiency in that regard. What I do know is that Toto, along with the other Japanese gods and heroes, makes an important part of Japanese culture and most film makers who are trying to cash in on the craze, consciously or unconsciously, draw their inspiration from Toto to craft their movies. This is one of the reasons why so many people, young and old, love to watch the Japanese film industry.
You might say my article got repetitive, but it’s not. There are so many movies being made now that people need a place to go if they ever get tired of watching the same old thing. If you’ve ever wanted to see a film, where the director cut to the chase with a lead character, gone to the ending quickly and powerfully without giving the viewer any time to feel lost, watch a Japanese film. It will make your heart jump and your hairs stand on end!