We're down to the final two days on this week's Miyazaki poll, and it's by far the most popular one yet. Will we break 100 votes? I'm hoping so. Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro were in a close heat for the lead, but it appears that Totoro is breaking away and is now the clear favorite.
What's interesting is that nearly all the other movies are tied for third. Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, Kiki, Porco Rosso, Mononoke...these are all effectively tied. That's very interesting, and reflects my own personal opinions. These are all excellent movies and it's so difficult to pick one over the other. That's the mark of a great filmmaker.
Ponyo only has three votes, but this is understandable. We Americans haven't had a chance to see it yet. When we do this poll again in a few months, it will fare much better.
The big surprises for me are Lupin III and Howl's Moving Castle. They are barely registering at all. I wonder why that is? I'm going to have to take that discussion to the next post, before it completely takes over this one.
Thanks once again to everybody for voting and sharing your thoughts. It's greatly appreciated as always.