You can now vote for your favourite Studio Ghibli film to watch on the big screen in Japan.
An online ballot is currently open for fans to decide which Studio Ghibli film will be played in cinemas around Japan. You can have your say now and influence which film will take out the number one spot.
You can cast your vote here by completing the online voting form with 4 simple steps:
1. Firstly select your sex (性別): male (男性) or female (女性).
2. Then select age your age range (年齢), e.g. 10歳~19歳 (10-years-old to 19-years-old).
3. Then your favorite Ghibli movie (スクリーンでご覧になりたい作品) that you would like to see played in cinemas.
4. Then click on Vote! (投票する!).
▼ A screenshot of the online voting form
There are 21 movies to choose from:
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ) (1984)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ) (1986)
My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ) (1988)
Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓) (1988)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) (1989)
Only Yesterday (おもひでぽろぽろ) (1991)
Porco Rosso (紅の豚) (1992)
Pom Poko (平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ) (1994)
Whisper of the Heart (耳をすませば) (1995)
The Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫) (1997)
My Neighbours the Yamadas (ホーホケキョ となりの山田くん) (1999)
Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し) (2001)
The Cat Returns (猫の恩返し） (2002)
Howl’s Moving Castle (ハウルの動く城) (2004)
Tales from Earthsea (ゲド戦記) (2006)
Ponyo (崖の上のポニョ) (2008)
Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ) (2010)
From Up On Poppy Hill （コクリコ坂から） (2011)
The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ) (2013)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語) (2013)
When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー) (2014)
Voting will end at 23:59 p.m. on 28 August and the movie with the most votes will be screened at five cinemas around Japan from Saturday, 10 September to Friday, 16 September: Sapporo Cinema Frontier, TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills, TOHO Cinemas Nagoya Bay City, TOHO Cinemas Umeda (Osaka), TOHO Cinemas Tenjin (Fukuoka).
So make your voice heard and start voting! And if your living in Japan you may finally get the chance to see your favorite Studio Ghibli movie on the big screen!