"I think out of embarrassment she passed me, but I honestly got so uncomfortable I wouldn’t turn up to most of her classes. My mum’s such a nice person that she would allow that kind of thing to happen, I was a naughty kid." (x)
in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.
Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.