A Japanese anime film director who was behind
award winning movies such as "Spirited Away," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Princess Mononoke," "My Neighbor Totoro," and several others. His ability to direct unfathomably immersive
and creative movies led fans to call him "The Japanese Walt Disney."
For some reason, though, most
his movies are about little
girls. Other times its not prepubescent girls, but still-young adolescents.
"My Neighbor Totoro" was about
girls Satsuki and Mei, who find a friendly forest spirit.
"Howl's Moving Castle" is about
a young hatter, Sophie, who is turned
into an old woman by a witch (only exception, sorta).
"Spirited Away" is about
girl who gets lost in a world of strange
"Princess Mononoke" is centered
around a young Emishi princess, Ashitaka.
"Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" is about
yet another young woman, Nausicaa.
"Castle in the Sky" is about
a young woman, Sheeta.
"Kiki's Delivery Service" is about
girl, the witch Kiki, who moves away from her home with her black cat to start
At this time (7/17/08), Miyazaki
has yet to release his latest project, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea." It probably
has a little
girl on it though.
Nevertheless, he is a brilliant film director.
Perhaps little girls symbolize innocence in his films. Or it just turns him on.
Either way, Hayao Miyazaki's work
is a BIG, refreshing
break from all the other cliche anime out there, which virtually always includes a typical naive character
, a quiet and cool character
, a somewhat mysterious character
glasses who sometimes stops in combat
to re-adjust his glasses by sliding it back up between
his eyes with his middle finder, a perverted character
(optional: nose bleeds), a girl with large breasts
who usually uses brute
force to defend herself from the previously mentioned pervert, who at this point, is probably already grabbing
her boobs, and a cutesy
little girl character
(optional: cat ears) with unproportionally large eyes.