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How do the Japanese rank the Ghibli films?

Every fan has their favourites, but when it comes to films as fantastic as those of Studio Ghibli, picking a #1 is pretty hard.  However, a Japanese poll has taken the challenge.

After asking 130,00 Japanese fans on the “Research Panel” website, Shunkan News published these results… drumroll:

  1. My Neighbor Totoro (24.3 percent)
  2. Castle in the Sky (17.6)
  3. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (14.8) (Check out the beautiful new Manga box set)
  4. Spirited Away (10.9)
  5. Kiki’s Delivery Service (9.1)
  6. Princess Mononoke (4.9)
  7. Porco Rosso (4.2)
  8. Howl’s Moving Castle (2.5)
  9. Ponyo (2.1)

Do you agree with the order?  What would your pick be?

A quick survey of the #1 favourites from the anime team here at Madman?

Princess Mononoke, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service.

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