Hayao Miyazaki Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Hayao Miyazaki

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January 5, 1941

Birth Place :

Tokyo, Kant?, Japan

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Hayao Miyazaki is regarded as the genius in both animation and reality fame. He has the experimental genre that makes him the ideal Japan associate. He is famously known as one of the incredible animator film creators and his work defines perfection to the end. His animation career came to be seen in the Gulliver’s Space Travels animation film. He eventually became the vital animator and key director on many series and films. Some of his directive films include the Future Boy Conan and The Castle of Cagliostro. He successively joined forces with Grave of the Fireflies director, Isao Takahata. Both teamed up where they co-founded Ghibli Films, an assumed name that turned them into goldmines.

Childhood And Early Life

On January 5, 1941, Hayao Miyazaki was born in Japan, Tokyo to an engineer, Katsuji Miyazaki, and Dola Miyazaki. Hayao had four siblings, and in his infant years, his born land was mercilessly affected due to the World War II. They came to move to Utsunomiya city for their safety. Hayao attended a small institution at Utsonomiya city where he later moved to Eifuku Elementary school. Before embarking in his comic career, Miyazaki attended Omiya Junior School. He continued to follow Japanese’s style of a sitcom called ‘Manga’.

At his teenage years, he started to read animated books as well as dreaming that he would come to write on the same. While still at Toyotama High School he loved to watch all kinds of animated films especially‘Tales of The White Serpent.’ He was always enthralled by the thespian trait who directed the play. He later went and joined Gakushuin University in Tokyo where he earned a bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science in 1963.



Miyazaki collaboration with Ghibli brought him immense success within a short period. He first began with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind film. Hayao’s film started with a soft touch and he repeatedly aimed at the adventure of teenage girls. His famous films include The Crimson Pig, My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. These depicted the uniqueness and fantasy of his animation. Some of them were aired in the Disney world with the help of United States distribution.

In 2001 Miyazaki again surprised his fans globally with the launch of Spirited Away. The following year it dominated the U.S Disney club. He won an Oscar for the Best Animated Feature. He later released Howl’s Moving Castle, and a fantasy film is known as Ponyo. In 2010 Hayao directed The Secret Life of Arrietty with an escort of From Up on Poppy Hill film.


Awards And Achievements

From 1980 to 1989 the animation creator won an ‘Ofuji Noburo Award.’ In 2002 he received five awards for his work titled ‘Sen to Chihiro Kamikakushi’ film. He also garnered the ‘Annie Awards’ in the Animated Feature Production category. In 2009 he won five awards in his directing film like ‘Gake no ue en Ponyo.’


Personal Life And Legacy

Hayao Miyazaki married Akemi Ota, a professional animator. The couple was blessed with two boys; Goro and Keisuke. For his remarkable work, Hayao got a pseudonym name as the ‘Walt Disney of Japan,’ but he detests the title.

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