Miyazaki, Hayao

Miyazaki, Hayao

Given name: 駿
Family name: 宮崎
Birthday: Jan 5, 1941
Website: http://www.ghibli.jp/
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Miyazaki, the second of four brothers, was born in the town of Akebono-cho, part of Tokyo's Bunkyō-ku. During World War II, Miyazaki's father Katsuji was director of Miyazaki Airplane, owned by his brother (Hayao Miyazaki's uncle), which made rudders for A6M Zero fighter planes. During this time, Miyazaki drew airplanes and developed a lifelong fascination with aviation, a penchant that later manifested as a recurring theme in his films.

Miyazaki's mother was a voracious reader who often questioned socially accepted norms. Miyazaki later said that he inherited his questioning and skeptical mind from her. His mother underwent treatment for spinal tuberculosis from 1947 until 1955, and so the family moved frequently. Miyazaki's film My Neighbor Totoro is set in that time period and features a family whose mother is similarly afflicted.

Miyazaki attended Toyotama High School. In his third year there, he saw the film Hakujaden, which has been described as "the first-ever Japanese feature length color anime." His interest in animation began in this period; however, in order to become an animator, he had to learn to draw the human figure, since his prior work had been limited to airplanes and battleships.

After high school, Miyazaki attended Gakushuin University, from which he would graduate in 1963 with degrees in political science and economics. He was a member of the "Children's Literature research club," the "closest thing to a comics club in those days."

In April 1963, Miyazaki got a job at Toei Animation, working as an in-between artist on the anime Watchdog Bow Wow (Wanwan Chushingura). He was a leader in a labor dispute soon after his arrival, becoming chief secretary of Toei's labor union in 1964.

In October 1965, he married fellow animator Akemi Ota, who later left work to raise their two sons, Gorō and Keisuke. Gorō is now an animator and filmmaker, and has directed Tales from Earthsea at Studio Ghibli. Keisuke is a wood artist who has created pieces for the Ghibli Museum and who made the wood engraving shown in the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart.

Hayao Miyazaki's dedication to his work has often been reported to have impacted negatively his relationship with his son Gorō. He has expressed that he doesn't wish to create a dynasty of animators and that his son has to create a name for himself.

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enc0re | Yesterday, 7:26 PM


Gikiseima | Jul 27, 5:33 PM
ghibli sucks
come at me now


Clyra321 | Jul 24, 1:35 PM
Mistake was a anime


Cipherist | Jul 12, 6:07 AM
<3


miradesu | Jul 4, 1:40 PM
A LIVING LEGEND FUCK OFF WEEABOS!


Korruh | Jul 4, 4:13 AM
haha


Daeson | Jul 4, 3:19 AM
Hayao Miyazaki is my beloved waifu.

The way that he suggestively forces his way out of the anime indsutry and back in, then out and back in again and so on without stopping - that just makes me feel weak at the knees...



EdwardZTR | Jun 30, 7:05 PM
MISTAKE WAS AN ANIME


_marianne_ | Jun 11, 7:34 PM
Did he seriously mentioned that anime was a mistake? lol
so he is the one behind those ghibli movies. I didn't know it before but I always see him in memes haha
I've been kind of depressed these past few days and I decided to watch Ghibli movies and I'm starting to gain back my will to live
Thanks to you, to your son and to Ghibli studio :D


ghoullovesharem | Jun 11, 8:06 AM
anno...


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