Blogger isn't letting me publish your comments this morning. I've tried repeatedly, only to be hit with error messages. Hopefully, this problem will sort itself out quickly. I just wanted to let everyone know, in case you're wondering what happened to your comments.
I'd just like to say, great points from everyone involved. I'll see if I can track down that 2000 NHK video on Spirited Away that I mentioned yesterday. If it's on Youtube, it will be in Japanese, so maybe one of us can find it.
Update (12:30 pm): It seems we're working again, kids. The comments are getting published again.