Last week celebrated the 15th anniversary of Spirited Away, one of the most famous and successful animation films from Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli. So in honor of them and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-12-05 00:00 UTC to 2016-12-11 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about the films from Hayao Miazaki or his Studio Ghibli.

Once the challenge is over, we'll tally the results and winners (by question score) here. Also don't forget to suggest and vote for new topics for our next possible challenge.

1) But don't feel compelled to add a or tag to each and every of those questions, tag responsibly instead.

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    Great choice! There's a question I'd love to ask here, but I can't figure out how to frame it. Hayao Miyazaki's films are the only ones I can think of that regularly don't have major antagonists, which I find really interesting - I'd love to ask something about whether there are other studios / directors who also make films with no major antagonists, but I can't think how to frame the question to not be too open-ended. If anyone can figure out what I'm getting at here and how to frame it as a proper question, please ask it for me, and I'll stick a big bounty on it! Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 11:34

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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 11 and ~188 views) was asked by SQB, which makes him the winner of this challenge:

1. Is there a name for this storytelling technique?

The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views):

  1. Why was Castle of Cagliostro so stylistically/artistically different from Miyazaki's other films? (6 / ~56)

  2. What changes were made in Princess Kaguya from the original Tale of the Bamboo Cutter story? (2 / ~20)

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