Top 10 Ghibli Films No One has Seen [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Ah, Studio Ghibli. Who doesn't love the masterpiece movies they've produced? Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke... The list of famous films pumped out by these creators goes on and on. But some of their animations seem to remain unheard of by many Japanese fans.
  • So, which Ghibli films have the most Japanese people not seen? To find out, My Navi surveyed 402 students, 201 guys and 201 girls, between January 22 and 28.
  • What were the results? And have you seen these Ghibli works? Let us know in the comments!

Top 10 - Top 6


10. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) / 31.3%

9. Tales from Earthsea (2006) / 37.8%

8. Only Yesterday (1991) / 38.8%

7. The Wind Rises (2013) / 41.3%

6. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) / 48.0%


Top 5 - Top 1


5. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

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52.0%

Synopsis

Okina is a bamboo cutter in ancient rural Japan. One day in the forest, he finds a tiny baby in the folds of a bamboo shoot. He brings the creature home to his wife Ounaa and they decide to keep her and raise her as a princess. She is clearly not of this world. Kaguya grows at an unnatural rate, soon maturing into an uncommonly beautiful young woman. Since Okina has now also found a cache of gold and treasure in the forest, every suitor wants Kaguya. But this is not a fairy tale of courtship and marriage.

(Source: Toronto International Film Festival)

4. When Marnie Was There (2014)

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57.8%

Synopsis

Anna, a young girl living in Sapporo, is having trouble with her classmates. Due to asthma attacks, a doctor suggests that Anna move somewhere more relaxing. After moving to the countryside to her family, separated from her mother, she spends her time walking around the area and sketching. She finds herself drawn to a seemingly abandoned house across the water, which can only be walked to during low tide. It is there that she meets Marnie.

Although she finds Marnie to be the first kid her age that she gets along with, there is something mysterious about her—Marnie even tells Anna to keep her a secret from the town. Anna has trouble remembering things, and even blacks out. How are these things related to Marnie? Just who is this strange girl?

(Source: MAL)

3. Panda! Go Panda! (1972)

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58.0%

Synopsis

Panda Kopanda (Panda! Go Panda!) is a 30 minute movie made in 1972. Miyazaki created the original idea, the script, the layouts, and did key animation, and Takahata directed the film. The story is about a little girl, Mimiko, who was left alone while her Grandma was away. A 1973 sequel, Panda Kopanda: Amefuri Saakasu no Maki (Panda! Go Panda! & the Rainy-day Circus), continues the story and was made by the same people who made the first movie. The literal translation of the title Panda Kopanda is "Panda, Baby Panda", but it`s been released in North America as Panda Go Panda.

(Source: AniDB)

Why didn't you watch it?

"I kind of want to watch it, but I've never had the chance."

"It's an old film so I'd never heard of it."

"It wasn't in our DVD library at home."

2. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

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62.0%

Synopsis

Join in the adventures of the quirky Yamada family—from the hilarious to the touching brilliantly presented in a unique, visually striking comic strip style. Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko, who has no talent for housework, navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them, a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents, and a pesky daughter whose loud voice is unusual for someone so small. Even the family dog has issues!

(Source: Disney)

Why didn't you watch it?

"It looks boring, and it was never shown on TV."

"I don't go out of my way to watch boring movies."

"It's so old."

1. The Ocean Waves (1993)

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65.2%

Synopsis

Ocean Waves is a high school love story set in Kochi, Japan. Morisaki Taku and Matsuno Yutaka are best friends when a girl from Tokyo named Muto Rikako transfers to their school. Excluding herself from group activities, she's eventually labeled a snob. Matsuno has a crush on Rikako, so it's no surprise that he gets a little jealous when Morisaki and Rikako start spending more time together. The rumors around school get worse, but Morisaki still insists there is nothing between him and Rikako.

(Source: ANN)

Why didn't you watch it?

"I didn't even know a Ghibli film like this existed."

"Never heard of it."

"I'd heard of it but didn't know it was Ghibli."

Source: My Navi


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I've heard of all of these... I mean I haven't watched them, but I at least know their names!
studio-ghibli-characters-wallpaper-560x315 Top 10 Ghibli Films No One has Seen [Japan Poll]
To be honest, I'm not all that interested in watching most of the top five. I need to see Marnie, though!