When you're done with the French, you can do EIRIN next.
I'll give you the Jap numbers I've compiled from onscreen credits so far, to get you started:
86403 Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (Castle in the Sky Laputa). Hayao Miyazaki.
111272 Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind). Hayao Miyazaki.
112182 Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro). Hayao Miyazaki.
112483 Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies). Isao Takahata.
112836 Majo no takkyûbin (Kiki's Delivery Service). Hayao Miyazaki.
113353 Omohide poro poro (Only Yesterday). Isao Takahata.
113745 Kurenai no buta (Porco Rosso). Hayao Miyazaki.
114169 Heisei tanuki gassen ponpoko (Pompoko: The Raccoon War). Isao Takahata.
114426 Mimi wo sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart). Yoshifumi Kondô.
115183 Pâfekuto burû (Perfect Blue). Satoshi Kon.
117576 Papurika (Paprika). Satoshi Kon.
118992 Tôkyô kazoku (Tokyo Family). Yôji Yamada.
119221 Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children). Mamoru Hosoda.
119576 Chiisai ouchi (The Little House). Yôji Yamada.
120186 Bakemono no ko (The Boy and the Beast). Mamoru Hosoda.
120564 Mugen no jûnin (Blade of the Immortal). Takashi Miike.
120612 Shin Gojira (New Godzilla). Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi.
120735 Kimi no na wa (Your Name.). Makoto Shinkai.
They even have a website:
but it's inaccesible from outside Japan. I've entered with a VPN and it has a wonderfully functional search engine, including the possibility of searching by EIRIN number.
The problem is, only from 2009 to the present. This means the first 110,000 numbers are not searchable, but the rest up to the present can be easily extracted. It seems foreign movies have a different numbering though, the latest ones numbered in the 48,000 range., and then there's another set of numbers that start with a letter S and have 4 digits, which I don't quite get... in any event, it seems they rate every-freaking-thing by decree.
I think I'll go back to the good old MPA number mysteries before I get too deep in the EIRIN rabbithole.