Hayao Miyazaki is known as one of the most noted animators in the worldwide. He is a Japanese producer, screenwriter, film director, manga artist, author, and animator. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film, and animation studio, attains as a greatest anime feature films maker and the greatest storyteller. He has successfully created and got many prestigious awards for his works.
His works are characterized by the recurrence of themes like feminism, pacifism, environmentalism, love, and family. His stories are also known for not putting a hero against an unsympathetic antagonist. Hayao Miyazaki does not like a modern technology and believes in modern culture. Besides, he also produced films which feature anti-war themes.
Porco Rosso describes anti-war propaganda, the Wind Rises which reflects anti-war pacifism, The Princess Mononoke is known as a pacifist film and more. His works related to feminism are described as a female character as a self-sufficient, brave, stating what they need, and capable being a hero as any man. It can be seen from his films like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind which portrays a positive portrayal of women. In addition, he is also considered to have the sense of wonder in young people and love and family in his works.
During his time with Studio Ghibli, he has successfully made movies such as Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Princess Mononoke (1997), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Spirited Away (2001) and Ponyo (2008). From those movies, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away had successfully won few international and national awards. Film Princess Mononoke was the first animation Japanese film which wins the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year. And it marks the Ghibli’s popularity in the worldwide. Spirited Away is also considered as one of the greatest films of the decades and earns Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards.