This week saw the Stateside release of The Boy and the Heron, the latest masterpiece from legendary Japanese animation director and manga creator Hayao Miyazaki. As co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki has directed some of the most beautiful films of all time, animated or not: for better or worse, his 2001 hit Spirited Away is the only hand-drawn movie to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, as well as the only non-English language film to win the Oscar.
So with Miyazaki’s return, with what could be the 82-year old’s final film weighing heavily on our minds, we wanted to know: what is your favorite film he directed? Is it one based on one of his own ideas, or someone else’s book? Could it even be the Lupin the 3rd spin-off he made his big screen debut with? We’re all (large, Totoro-like) ears. Vote below, and be sure to check back for the results on Monday. We also hope you have an amazing time watching The Boy and the Heron, out now in theaters.