Greetings. I am Hayao Miyazaki. It is nice to meet you.
I am one of many of Japan's greatest animation directors, animators, and manga artists. The charming plots, realistic characters, and stunning animation in my films have earned me international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. Walt Disney Company has introduced my films to the rest of the world to let more people appreciate my wonderful works I have given the movie-going public.
I was born in Tokyo on January 5, 1941. I started this career in 1963 as an animator at the studio Toei Douga
studio, and was involved in many early classics of Japanese animation. From the beginning, I got attention with my incredible drawing ability and almost endless stream of movie ideas I had.
At age 30, I moved onto the
studio, then to
two years later, where I
mainly worked on
TV animation series for the next five years. At age 37, I finally directed my first TV
series, then moved to
Tokyo Movie Shinsha
to direct my first movie. When I was 43, I released the
movie “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, based on the manga I worked on when I wasn’t busy making animated films. The success of this film led to the creation of Studio Ghibli, at which I have then since directed, written, and produced many other films. All of these films were enjoyed and major box office successes.
Many people may ask: “What is the difference between Japanese animation versus American animation?”
The answer is the style: the visual look and feel of Japanese animations vs. American animations, which can be seen in the human characteristics of the animation. American animation can either be an attempt at comic-book style "realism" or majorly exaggerated, comical cartoon characters with rounded, highly exaggerated features.There's usually less detail, and it’s focused instead on implying the detail in a more subtle fashion. However, in Japanese animation, there’s the...
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