In the end, there could be only one. By a resounding margin, you, the voters have selected Hayao Miyazaki as the first ever March Japan-ness Champion. While Ramen easily slurped up early round victories, it was no match for Japan’s most beloved animator. After dominating the field, Miyazaki has announced his retirement from future March Japan-ness competitions. But given his track record, we think we’ll be seeing him again.
Thank you to all you voted in our contest. We hope you appreciated the silliness and will join in the Miyazaki victory parade at Sakura Sunday.