Although skate culture is a little different in Japan than in the West (surprise, huh?), there are plenty of spots where skaters can practice in most major cities. The Japanese being what they are, these spots are often professionally designed parks and the skaters practice with the diligence you would expect from an elite athlete, hence their performance in the Tokyo Olympics! If you too are a skater and want something that embodies the two cultures, look no further than the My Neighbor Totoro Skateboard Deck.
The My Neighbor Totoro Skateboard Deck pays tribute, of course, to one of anime's most iconic figures, the forest spirit Totoro from the 1988 Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki film My Neighbor Totoro. Totoro and the younger of the two girls/main characters of the film, Mei, feature on it, painted by the artists of the very studio that produced the anime (that's what the "GBL" on it stands for: Ghibli). It's made of Canadian maple wood and is a standard eight-inch deck. Lightweight but sturdy, this is a deck that makes an excellent board and has a unique personality to boot!
Specs and Features:
- Official Studio Ghibli merchandise
- Dimensions: approx. 205 x 800 x 10 mm (8 x 31 x 0.4")
- Deck width: 8 inches
- Weight: approx. 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
- Material: Canadian maple
- Load: max. 80 kg (176 lbs)