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Cool Japan – Studio Ghibli

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Cool Japan – Studio Ghibli
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The reason why Japanese people strongly support Studio Ghibli works as being “cool Japan.”

Tokyo Polytechnic University found that in a recent study, out of all movies that they would like to introduce to the rest of the world, every generation picked Studio Ghibli films as number one. Seventy-six percent of Japanese people supported Studio Ghibli.

For the 763 people who voted Studio Ghibli films as being “cool,” the majority, 78.9% said that it was because of the “beauty of the film and expressive power of space.” With over 20 points of difference, 58.6% said that it was because of the “world appearance,” and 57.3% said that it was because of the “themes discussed in the film, and the entire message.”

■Why are Studio Ghibli films considered “cool Japan?”

1. for the beauty of the film, and expressive power of space
2. for world appearance
3. for the themes discussed in the film, and the entire message
4. for the music produced by Hisaishi Jo
5. for the desirable characters

When asked what Studio Ghibli movie they would like to show children around the world, Japanese people chose “My Neighbor Totoro” (Tonari no Totoro) at 80.5%, “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” (Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa) and “Spirited Away” (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi), tied with 63.4%.

■What Studio Ghibli film would you like to show children around the world?
1. My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro)
2. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind(Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa)
3. Spirited Away(Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)
4. Castle in the Sky(Tenku no Shiro Laputa)
5. Princess Mononoke(Mononoke Hime)
6. Kiki’s Delivery Service(Majo no Takkyubin)
7. Grave of Fireflies(Hotaru no Haka)
8. Ponyo on the Cliff(Gake no Ue no Ponyo)
9. Howl’s Moving Castle(Howl no Ugoku Shiro)
10. Whisper of the Heart(Mimi wo Sumaseba)

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Japanese thoughts of “cool Japan”
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