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Hayao Miyazaki
Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Birthday


: 05 January 1941


: 76 years old


: Capricorn


  • Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist
When was Hayao Miyazaki born?05 January 1941
How old is Hayao Miyazaki in 2017? 76 years
Zodiac sign:Capricorn

Hayao Miyazaki facts

  • Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio
  • Born in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Miyazaki began his animation career in 1963, when he joined Toei Animation
  • From there, Miyazaki worked as an in-between artist for Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon, where he pitched ideas that eventually became the movie's ending
  • He continued to work in various roles in the animation industry until he directed his first feature film, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, released in 1979
  • After the success of his next film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), he co-founded Studio Ghibli, where he continued to produce many feature films
  • While Miyazaki's films have long enjoyed both commercial and critical success in Japan, he remained largely unknown to the West until Miramax Films released Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Princess Mononoke was briefly the highest-grossing film in Japan until it was eclipsed by another 1997 film, Titanic, and it became the first animated film to win Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards
  • Miyazaki's next film, Spirited Away (2001), won Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards, and was the first anime film to win an American Academy Award
  • Miyazaki's films often contain recurrent themes, like humanity's relationship with nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic
  • His films's protagonists are often strong girls or young women

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