"Miyazaki Madness" Championship Round [POLLS CLOSED]

Well Ghibli fans, it all comes down to this!! The last three weeks have seen some heartbreaking losses as the polls have yielded some surprising upsets. But more importantly we have a finals round that really gives a great cross section of diversity of the films from Studio Ghibli.

I asked for a tournament to give us “The Greatest Miyazaki/Takahata/Ghibli Film” and I think we’re gonna get it. So funny that the two films vying for the title are one of Ghibli’s most fantastic and fun films pitted against one of their most realistic and emotional films. There’s really not a true loser in the entire tournament. Further, this was all done to celebtrate the more well known films and shine some much needed light on the lesser known ones. Hope you had as much fun watching and voting as I did setting this all up.

So let’s get to it shall we? Go,See,Talk proudly presents the challengers for the Championship round of “Miyazaki Madness“.

Don’t forget we are offering prizes for your participation!! Click the image above to see the hi-rez version of the Championship bracket and cast  your vote after the jump…


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Spirited Away (2001) – defeated My Neighbor Totoro in the Final Four, Princess Mononoke in the Elite 8 and Tales From Earthsea in the Sweet 16 Grave of the Fireflies (1988)defeated Ponyo in the Final Four, Whisper of the Heart in the Elite 8 and Howl’s Moving Castle in the Sweet 16
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki Directed by: Isao Takahata
Summary:  In the middle of her family’s move to the suburbs, Chihiro, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a magical world where a witch rules — and those who disobey her are turned into animals. When Chihiro’s parents become pigs, she must find a way to help them return to their human form. Summary:  A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. After bombings ravage their country the two set on their own making the best of poverty conditions in this heartbreaking tale.
 

Scenes to watch for:

– Sen tending to the Stink Spirit

– The paper birds following Haku/finding Yubaba and returning home

 

Scenes to watch for:

– Seita giving the last of the fruit drops to Setsuko

– Lighting the cave with fireflies

IMDb score: 8.6/10 G-S-T score: 4.0/4.0 IMDb score: 8.3/10 G-S-T score: 3.0/4.0

 

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Who will win the Miyazaki Madness” Tournament?? Vote for your favorites, feel free to drop a comment and remember to come back and check the results all this week.  The Grand Champion will be announced on April 4th!!

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Lastly, since there are so many spectacular and beloved Studio Ghibli films out there, I have something for all you heartbroken fans. Below is a poll asking you to pick the 2 Miyazaki/Takahata/Ghibli films that you would most want to see in the Championship Round. Let’s hear some love for the films you think got snubbed!!

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  • http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies Castor

    Love both movies but I’ll go with Spirited Away just because Grave of the Fireflies is so heavy and I don’t want to be depressed every time I see it ahha

    • MarcC

      I whole heartedly agree with you…that’s why I don’t watch The Notebook but once every 2-3 years:P

  • http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com Novroz

    This is very tough. I have watched both movies more than 3 times and love both movies…but Spirited Away is the one that opens my eyes to the greatness of Studio Ghibli and it has been on my number 1 animation of all time since the 1st day I saw it…so there goes my vote.

    It’s been a nice event Marc, thanks