Hayao Miyazaki – The talented filmmaker of the country of Phu Tang turned 80 on January 5. Below, let’s take a look at the representative works associated with the name of Hayao Miyazaki!
8. The Great Adventure Of Horus / Prince Of The Sun
The Great Adventure Of Horus, Prince Of The Sun is the first major work of legendary Hayao Miyazaki. The content focuses on the adventures of a boy with a magic sword to help the village and mysterious girl Hilda escape from the ice witch. Although it has been released for a long time (1968), but this is the work that helps shape the great filmmaking style of the name Miyazaki Hayao.
7. Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind is a post-apocalyptic adventure work written and illustrated by Miyazaki based on a part of a long-running manga he wrote earlier from 1982 to 1994. This is a work. With a beautiful fantasy world, elaborate scenarios, well-invested flight scenes, clearly depicting the conflict between humans and nature. Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind also intelligently integrates the image of a strong and resilient woman through the character Nausicaa. After debuting in 1984, Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind has become an important part of studio Ghibli history.
6. The Castle Of Cagliostro
Lupine The Third: The Castle Of Cagliostro is an anime film released in 1979. The work is produced by Toei Animation and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Although this is a work that blends comedy and action, Miyazaki’s talent still knows how to make the name Lupine The Third: The Castle Of Cagliostro a hit on the big screen.
The Castle Of Cagliostro follows Lupine to uncover a secret treasure and rescue a princess from the hands of the villain Cagliosto.
5. My Neighbor Totoro
If Miyazaki is seen as Walt Disney in the Japanese animation world, the local version of Mickey Mouse will be My Neighbor Totoro. The production of the film was initially unfavorable because Isao Takahata’s team was still busy with another project, the Tomb of Fireflies. However, with Miyazaki participating in the script and directing, My Neighbor Totoro is still a success and among the ranks of the iconic anime series. The work was also copyrighted and broadcast in Vietnam on channel VTC11.
This family-friendly work revolves around the story of two sisters Satsuki, Mei and her friend from the mysterious world Totoro. The image of the two interacting with Totoro has become one of the most iconic scenes and elevates the Ghibli franchise in the Japanese anime industry.
4. Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoke (Princess Mononoke) is a typical example to clearly depict the age-oriented talent of Miyazaki Hayao. Princess Mononoke is a work with a practical approach from conveying the message of environmental awareness.
Prince Ashitaka of the Emishi clan had to leave the village because he was haunted by demon worms clinging to his hands. During his journey, Ashitaka gets caught up in a war between humanity and the god of the jungle and meets princess Mononoke, adopted daughter of the White Wolf god Moro.
3. Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki has once again proven his talent as a directing and lead writer for Spirited Away. It can be said that Spirited Away belongs to the ranks of legendary anime for a long time being the highest-grossing work in Japanese history, before being usurped by the Kimetsu No Yaiba phenomenon: The Endless Train. For Ghibli fans, Spirited Away is the work that raised the studio’s brand in the international arena.
The story revolves around Chihiro when she and her family stray into the spirit world. Here she meets a young man named Haku and is warned by him, but it is too late when she returns, and Chihiro’s parents, due to eating forbidden food, turn into pigs. To save his family, Chihiro goes to work in the bathhouse for souls and begins an exciting journey. Spirited Away with its meaningful content was so successful that it won the best animated work category at the 2003 Academy Awards.
2. Howl’s Moving Castle
Howl’s Moving Castle will be the next standout work to feature on this list. The work is based on the fictional novel by Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle directed by Miyazaki receives many compliments for her beautiful drawing, the character is extremely clearly depicted, action suffocating and meaningful story.
The legendary filmmaker’s dedication anime revolves around a young girl who has been cursed by a witch into an old woman. So she embarks on a journey with witch Howl and his castle. Howl’s Moving Castle is an animated work suitable for all ages and has a very high review value.
1. The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises / Kaze Tachinu was released in 2013, a time that marked the time when legendary Miyazaki decided to take a break before returning seven years later. The work directed and scripted by him is a story about Horikoshi Jiro, a man with an inspiration for flying who designed two lines of Mitsubishi A5M and Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft that Japan used in World War 2.
The Wind Rises with beautiful drawings, possessing a meaningful plot about human dreams mixed with it is the love story between Horikoshi Jiro and Naoko Satomi. This work is as a staunch affirmation that the admirable talent of Mr. Miyazaki Hayao, despite his age, will always be of the highest quality.