My Neighbor Totoro
Sootballs appear at the beginning of the film when Satsuki, Mei, and Tatsuo Kusakabe first move into their new house. They are everywhere and move quickly from the light into the shadow, which they like. Mei tries to catch some, but despite this, they agree that the Kusakabe family is good and they leave to another abandoned area. When one of them get catch, they become dust.
They work in the Bathhouse in return for small star shaped food, called Konpeitō. They carry coal to help power the boiler in Kamajī' Boiler Room. They have a strong body to carry the coal. Even Chihiro Ogino couldn't take a coal without overextend herself.
Sootballs are friendly towards Chihiro. They are hopping, when Chihiro leaves the Boiler Room. when Chihiro firt meet Kamaji and get rejected for a job, she helps the Sootballs carrying the coal. Soon they lay don their coal on Chihiro' feet. Kamaji get angry at Chihiro. Sootballs try to protect her by surrounding her. After that Kamaji helps Chihiro by sending her to Yubaba.
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