“Miyazaki Madness” Selection/Ranking Sunday

OK friends, we are just one day away from the big show. I’ve evaluated all the films, taken reader emails into consideration and now have the rankings for “Miyazaki Madness“. Below is the bracket for the start of the tournament. Tomorrow we start voting and I can’t wait to see the results! Have a look at the match-ups and click the image below for a hi-rez version of the brackets.

For those of you who are already on board with this, I have one word that might get you to up your participation a notch: Prizes! That’s right, I’m offering a little something for those willing to follow this through all month. That said, PRIZES will be awarded for three categories:

1.) the reader with the most comments will get a DVD copy of Miyazaki’s first feature length directorial debut The Castle of Cagliostro plus this nifty little Lupin the 3rd Kubrick figurine (fyi: Kubricks are highly collectible). Or if you’re not a fan of Lupin have your pick of any other film.

2.) one reader with the most predicted bracket wins will get the official soundtrack to their Studio Ghibli film of choice {to enter, email your bracket predictions to by MARCH 10th}

3.) the reader who writes the most reviews of Ghibli films this month will get 2 DVD or Blu Ray titles from the Studio Ghibli library and one soundtrack. I know I said you didn’t have to do any work this month but this really is a sweet prize for the person who wants it the most:) {For those interested, take this image and place it atop all your reviews and write as many as you want. Then email the links to your reviews to and I’ll host the link or even the whole review if you’d like}

So print out your bracket, follow along and vote for your favorite; remember YOU decide the winner! Tell your friends and come back tomorrow to cast your vote for who should advance to the next round!!