hayao miyazaki and studio ghibli history
who is Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki was the heir to the Zero fighter wing company for the Japanese Army in World War II, who at first felt he was a lucky boy. before gradually Learned an important lesson about the atrocities of war. and always present them in his animations.
The success of the animation Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind became the starting point for Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Suzuki Toshio to co-found Studio Ghibli. on June 15, 1985
Miyazaki named Studio Ghibli. meaning in Arabic hot wind blowing through the desert To convey that Studio Ghibli is the ‘wind’ that will blow the Japanese animation industry into a new era.
One of Miyazaki’s many working philosophies is “honest to the work, not pretentious. Films are a reflection of the director. That was inevitable. I would feel guilty if I didn’t make a movie that was honest to my heart. if so I won’t be able to do movies again.”
“Even though nothing has changed You have to be determined to change the world with your movies. That is being a filmmaker.”
Philosophy as a ‘filmmaker’ at Hayao Miyazaki, one of the 3 founders of Studio Ghibli. Sticking around for 35 years and showing it all through joyful animations. Inspiring, reflecting on society and asking more than 10 life questions.
As Studio Ghibli’s 35th anniversary has been firmly in place, THE STANDARD POP takes you back to meet 79-year-old ‘Grandpa’ who is the ‘spirit’ of Studio Ghib. Li who is still relentlessly striving to create works to ‘change the world’ like he used to say will do animations until the last day of his life
⭐︎Hayao Miyazaki was born on January 5, 1941 in Tokyo. Japan He was the second son of four siblings in the family of a Zero Fighter Wing Company for the Japanese Army in World War II, who at first felt he was a lucky boy. before gradually Learned an important lesson about the atrocities of war. and always present them in his animations.
As a child, he had digestive problems. The doctor said he could only live up to 20 years due to his weak body. At the end of the line every time when running around the field in gym hours As a result, Miyazaki spent his childhood in pain from his inferiority complex.
⭐︎His mother suddenly fell ill with spinal tuberculosis when he was 6 years old, once when he asked for a ride on his back home. But mom cried because she couldn’t. became another wound that accumulated to feel He shouldn’t have been born in this world at all.
Until he became acquainted with the world of cartoons, which was like a space to comfort the heart. and thought that one day he would be as strong as those characters. make him love to read And practice drawing cartoons every time you have free time.
⭐︎Growing up with better health Miyazaki watched Studio Toei’s The Tale of the White Serpent. Japan’s first full-length color animation debuted in 1958 and has inspired him to become an animation producer ever since.
Miyazaki is a member of the Children’s Literature Club. During the study at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science Gakushuin University After graduating in 1963, Miyazaki joined the animation department at Studio Toei. After 3 months of internship, Doggie March was his first work involved.
⭐︎Started dating his wife, Toei Studio animator Ota Akemi in 1964. Miyazaki’s skill and imagination are outstanding. among the new generation of animators until many people gave him The ‘new phenomenon’ of the animation industry
He also helped Isao Takahata, one of the young directors, write the story. and drew the storyboard of Hols: Prince of the Sun, released in 1968 and became a close junior friend. and later co-founded Studio Ghibli
⭐︎Miyazaki and Takahata left Studio Toei in 1971 and became a duo that moved together throughout A-pro, Suiyo Pictures, and Telecom Animation Film.
He had the opportunity to direct the television series Lupine the Third (3rd Lupine Thief), where he directed his first animated feature, The Castle of Cagliostro (Lupine the Third: Cagliosto’s Castle. r) Released in 1979
⭐︎Although some viewers praised the cutting-edge action and editing, The Castle of Cagliostro was not a revenue success. As a result, Miyazaki was not given the opportunity to direct another feature-length film.
⭐︎But he still didn’t give up. Bring content and characters from Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and many others to a television company. and animation studio but all rejected
During that time, Miyazaki was criticized for being backwards. Unable to create hits Until Miyazaki began to feel again that “If you can’t make fun of people Life has no meaning.”
In 1982, Toshio Suzuki, editor of the monthly animation magazine Animage, contacted Miyazaki to draw a manga series for the magazine. At first, Miyazaki didn’t want to. but accepted Toshio’s enthusiasm
⭐︎The manga is the very popular Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. (Published until 1994, totaling 7 volumes) until one day Toshio told him that He should have made the manga an animated film.
⭐︎Miyazaki’s mother died shortly after he began animation. He worked so hard that he spent his last moments with his mother. So he devoted his whole life, heart and soul to creating the best animation ever. Because he thought this was his last chance to become an animation director.
It was during this time that he worked with Joe Hisaishi, his trusty composer. He is the composer for almost every Miyazaki’s animated film to this day.
When it premiered in 1984, the animation featured a female protagonist. The content talks about pollution. and against war It was very successful in terms of compliments. and revenues of $16 million (a lot in those days), and it was the beginning for Miyazaki, Takahata, and Toshio to form Studio Ghibli on June 15. 1985, funded by Yasuyoshi Tokuma, owner of Animage magazine.
⭐︎Miyazaki named Studio Ghibli from the Italian fighter jet Caproni Ca.309 Ghibli for his childhood fondness for aircraft. hot wind blowing through the desert which means Studio Ghibli is the ‘wind’ that will bring the Japanese animation industry into a new era.
with the main idea of making movies that he always said “Even though nothing has changed You have to be determined to change the world with your movies. That is being a filmmaker.”
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