Mar 212012

Next month (April) we’re going to be doing a mini-marathon of Hayao Miyazaki-directed films. To make sure you’re favourite is among them, we’d like you to tell us which film it is! Vote on your favourite after the jump.

Below is the complete list of Miyazaki-directed feature-length films (click on the title to go to their wikipedia pages). As we’re not fancy enough to have polls on the site yet, we’d love you to vote for your favourite by letting us know in the comments! The two films with the most votes will be included in the mini-marathon, along with two films of our choice.

The Castle of Cagliostro/ルパン三世 カリオストロの城 (1979)


Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind /風の谷のナウシカ (1984)


Castle in the Sky/天空の城ラピュタ (1986)


My Neighbor Totoro /となりのトトロ (1988)


Kiki’s Delivery Service /魔女の宅急便 (1989)


Porco Rosso/紅の豚 (1992)


Princess Mononoke /もののけ姫 (1997)


Spirited Away /千と千尋の神隠し (2001)


Howl’s Moving Castle /ハウルの動く城 (2004)


Ponyo /崖の上のポニョ (2008)


What a list of brilliant films. There isn’t a bad one among them! Let us know your favourite in the comments and it could be one of the four we review. Voting will close March 30th!

  17 Responses to “Vote! Your Favourite Miyazaki Film”

  1. For me it has to be Spirited Away. That film is bloody gorgeous!

  2. It’s not an easy one. Spirited Away is heart-achingly sweet, Nausicaa is visionary and ambitious story-telling but I have such a soft spot for Castle of Cagliostoro. Lupin is a fine character and the action is thrilling. I’ll take that.

  3. Howl’s Moving Castle. The gold standard from Miyazaki.

  4. Spirited Away comes a close second mind you. And I so have a ‘soft spot’ for Castle in the Sky as well.

  5. Oh god….I’ve only seen half of those (saving Totoro in particular for the big screen soon) but it’s so hard to choose! Spirited Away is my fallback answer, but Laputa Castle in the Sky is a close second…but I love Mononoke so much…and Porco Rosso…and Nausicaa….
    I’m going to have to say Spirited Away. Yep!

  6. can I vote twice please- once for me (spirited away) and once for my 3yo niece (Totoro). She even says it w/ a cute Japanese accent 🙂

  7. Where the heck is POM POKO?!

    I’d have to go with SPIRITED AWAY as my second choice =P

    • ‘Pom Poko’ was directed by Isao Takahata, not Miyazaki (although he did work on the film – screenplay etc). ‘Spirited Away’ is a pretty fine 2nd choice though.

  8. You are doing two right ?? Spirited Away looks like a lock. So, for second choice any of the Two Castles, Sky or moving 🙂

    • We will do four films but I’m going to pick two of them. The other two will be decided by the votes left in the comments. Thanks for your vote 🙂

  9. At this point, it is Spirited Away, but as you know I have seen far too few.

  10. As someone currently living in MIYAZAKI city on MIYAZAKI prefecture in Japan. I would like to throw my weight behind TOTORO, the film that started the dynasty. Heck, he IS the Studio Ghibli logo. Also this was the first anime movie I watched in Japanese. Can’t go wrong with a classic!

    • I think the fact you’re living in MIYAZAKI!!! counts as two votes. Totoro was the first Japanese film I saw and it’s pretty special to me too.

  11. Has to be Spirited Away, just because that was the first film that introduced me to Miyazaki. I’d heard so much about the man and the studio, but never sat down to watch a film.
    I watched Spirited Away the night before watching TinTin in 3D. The latter completely paled in comparison.

  12. If you need a runner up, then I’m putting my vote in for Laputa 🙂

  13. My vote is for My Neighbour Totoro =)