Hayao Miyazaki


Hayao Miyazaki was born in Bunky-ku, Tokyo, Japan on January 5th, 1941 and is the Director. At the age of 83, Hayao Miyazaki biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 5, 1941
Place of Birth
Bunky-ku, Tokyo, Japan
83 years old
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$50 Million
Animator, Film Director, Film Editor, Film Producer, Illustrator, Lyricist, Mangaka, Screenwriter
Hayao Miyazaki Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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Dark brown
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Hayao Miyazaki Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Gakushuin University
Hayao Miyazaki Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Akemi Ōta, ​ ​(m. 1965)​
Goro Miyazaki, Keisuke Miyazaki
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Katsuji Miyazaki (father), Yoshiko Miyazaki (mother)
Daisuke Tsutsumi (nephew-in-law)
Hayao Miyazaki Life

Hayao Miyazaki (, Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese animator, writer, screenwriter, and manga artist.

Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, has received international recognition as a master storyteller and as a producer of animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the best animators in the animation industry. Miyazaki, a born in Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo, expressed an interest in manga and animation at an early age, and he joined Toei Animation in 1963.

He began working as an in-between artist and later collaborated with director Isao Takahata during his early days with Toei Animation, and later collaborated with filmmaker Isao Takahata.

Doggie March and Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon are two of Miyazaki's favorite films to which Miyazaki contributed at Toei.

He provided the animation for several films at Toei, such as Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island, before transferring to A-Pro in 1971, where he co-directed Lupin the Third Part I alongside Takahata.

Miyazaki worked on World Masterpiece Theater in 1973 and produced the television program Future Boy Conan, which later became known as Nippon Animation.

In 1979, he appeared in Telecom Animation Film/Tokyo Movie Shinsha's first feature films, The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) as well as the television series Sherlock Hound. Studio Ghibli was co-founded by Miyazaki in 1985.

He produced several films with Ghibli, including Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), and Porco Rosso (1992).

In Japan, the films were met with critical and commercial success.

Princess Mononoke, Miyazaki's first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, was briefly the highest-grossing film in Japan after its introduction in 1997; its export to the Western world has greatly increased Ghibli's fame and reputation outside of Japan.

Spirited Away, his 2001 film, became Japan's highest-grossing film after winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards and is often ranked among the top movies of the 2000s.

Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo (2008), and The Wind Rises (2013), Miyazaki's later films—Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo (2008), and The Wind Rises (2013) also enjoyed critical and commercial success.

Miyazaki announced his departure from feature films following the release of The Wind Rises, but he returned to film in 2016. Miyazaki's works are characterized by the recurrence of topics such as humanity's relationship with nature and technology, the convenience of natural and traditional lifestyles, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulties in retaining a pacifist attitude in a turbulent world.

Strong girls or young women are often the protagonists of his films, and several of his films feature morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities.

Miyazaki's works have been highly praised and lauded; he was named a Person of Cultural Merit in November 2012 for outstanding cultural contributions, and he received the Academy Honorary Award for his contributions to animation and cinema in November 2014.

Roger Ebert, an American film critic, said Miyazaki may be the best animation filmmaker in history, lauding the depth and artistry of his films.

Miyazaki has been often cited as a source of inspiration for a number of animatr, producers, and writers.

Early life

Hayao Miyazaki was born in Bunky, Japan, on January 5, 1941, the second of four sons. During World War II, his father, Katsuji Miyazaki (born 1915), was the head of Miyazaki Airplane, his brother's company, which made fighter planes from scratch rudders. During Miyazaki's early life, the company allowed his family to remain wealthy. Miyazaki's father loved buying paintings and showing them to visitors, but had no formal education. He said he joined the Imperial Japanese Army around 1940, but after telling his commanding officer that he didn't fight because of his wife and young child, he was suspended after a discussion of disloyalty, he said he was disloyalty. His father used to inform him about his exploits, despite the fact that he went to nightclubs after turning 70, according to Miyazaki. Katsuji Miyazaki died on March 18, 1993. Miyazaki's father had often looked at his father negatively, but that he had never said anything "lofty or encouraging" after his death. He regretted not having a serious discussion with his father, and he believed he had inherited his "anarchistic feelings and his unwillingness to accept contradictions."

Miyazaki has mentioned that some of his earliest memories of "bombed-out towns" are of "bombed-out towns." Miyazaki's family immigrated to Utsunomiya in 1944, when he was three years old. He and his family escaped to Kanuma after the bombing of Utsunomiya in July 1945. The bombing left a lasting impression on Miyazaki, who was then only four years old. Miyazaki suffered from digestive difficulties as a child and was told that he would not live beyond 20 years old, making him appear as an outcast. Miyazaki's mother Yoshiko died of spinal tuberculosis from 1947 to 1955; she spent the first few years in hospital before being nursed from home. Yoshiko was a frugulent, academic woman who often challenged "societally accepted values." She was the closest thing to Miyazaki and had a great influence on him and his later work. Yoshiko Miyazaki died in July 1983 at the age of 72.

Miyazaki began attending classes in 1947, at an elementary school in Utsunomiya, finishing the first to third grades. Miyazaki's family migrated to Suginami-ku, while Miyazaki's fourth grade and fifth grade at Eifuku Elementary School were both taught at Eifuku Elementary School, which was newly established after splitting off from miya Elementary School. He attended miya Junior High School after graduating from Eifuku as part of the first graduating class. He had aspired to be a manga artist but found he couldn't; rather, he made planes, tanks, and battleships for many years. Miyazaki was inspired by many manga artists, including Tetsuji Fukushima, Soji Yamakawa, and Osamu Tezuka. Miyazaki's early art was largely destroyed, citing it as "poor" to imitate Tezuka's style as it was hindering his own growth as an artist. Miyazaki would often watch movies with his father, who was a huge moviegoer; Miyazaki's best films include Meshi (1951) and Tasogare Sakaba (1955).

Miyazaki attended Toyota High School after graduating from a junior high school in Mexico. Miyazaki's interest in animation was ignited by Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958), Japan's first full-length animated film in color; rather than studying for his entrance exams, he had sneaked out to watch the film. Miyazaki later confessed that he fell in love with Bai-Niang's film characters, that the film brought him to tears, and that the film's "pure, earnest world of the film" represented a different face of him; rather than deny it. Miyazaki's degree earned her a degree in Political Economy at Gakushuin University, focusing on Japanese Industrial Theory. He became a member of the "Children's Literature Research Club," the "closest thing to a comics club back then"; he was often the sole member of the group. Miyazaki will visit his art teacher from middle school and sketch in his studio, where the two will drink and "talk about politics, life, and all sorts of things." He also drew manga; he never finished any stories, but he did accumulate thousands of pages of stories starting with a manga. He has also pleaded with manga publishers to rent their books. Miyazaki was a bystander among the Anpo protests in 1960, having developed an interest after seeing photographs in Asahi Graph; by that time, he was too late to participate in the protests. Miyazaki graduated from Gakushuin in 1963 with degrees in political science and economics.

Personal life

In October 1965, Miyazaki married Akemi ta; the two were colleagues at Toei Animation, where they met while colleagues. Goro and Keisuke were born in January 1967 and Keisuke were born in April 1969. Miyazaki's sense of being a father changed him as he sought to produce work that would please his children. Miyazaki began to work after Goro's birth, dropping him off at preschool for the day; but, Miyazaki's exhaustion walking home one day would have harmed their children. Miyazaki's dedication to his work damaged his relationship with his children, as he was often absent. Goro spent his days watching his father's work in an attempt to "understand" him because the two rarely met. Miyazaki said he "wanted to be a good father," but "I wasn't a good parent" in the end. Goro said that his father "gets zero marks as a father but not full praise as a producer of animated films" during his 2006 debut at Tales from Earthsea.

Goro worked at a landscape design firm before starting to work at the Ghibli Museum; he conceived the garden on its rooftop and eventually became its curator; Keisuke studied forestry at Shinshu University and works as a wood artist; he created a woodcut print in Whisper of the Heart. Mei Okuyama, Miyazaki's niece who was the inspiration behind the character Mei in My Neighbor Totoro, has married animation artist Daisuke Tsutsumi.


Hayao Miyazaki Career


Miyazaki was employed at Toei Animation in 1963; this was the first year the company hired regularly. He began renting a four-and-a-half tatami apartment in Nerima, Tokyo, which cost less than 6,000. He made his Toei paycheck at 19.500 dollars. Miyazaki appeared on the theatrical film animation Doggie March and the television anime Wolf Boy Ken (both 1963). He also worked on Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (1964). He was a leader in a labour war right after his arrival and became Toei's labor union's chief secretary in 1964. Miyazaki later served as chief animator, concept artist, and scene designer on The Great Adventure of Horus (1968). Miyazaki collaborated closely with his mentor, Yasuo tsuka, whose approach to animation had a major influence on Miyazaki's work throughout the film's development. The film was directed by Isao Takahata, and Miyazaki's involvement in the development of animation was highly praised. After the birth of his second son, Miyazaki moved to a residence in izumigakuench in April 1969.

Miyazaki wrote and illustrated the manga People of the Desert, which appeared in 26 installments from September 1969 to March 1970 in Boys and Girls Newspaper (, Shnen shjo shinbun). He was inspired by illustrated stories such as Fukushima's The Evil Lord of the Desert (, Sabaku no ma). The Wonderful World of Puss'n Boots (1969), directed by Kimio Yabuki, Miyazaki, was also a key animation for The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots (1969). As a promotional tie-in to the film, he created a 12-chapter manga collection; the series appeared in the Sunday edition of Tokyo Shimbun from January to March 1969. Miyazaki developed scenes in the filmplay for Flying Phantom Ship (1969), in which military tanks would cause mass panic in downtown Tokyo, and was hired to storyboard and animate the scenes. Miyazaki's residence in 1970 moved to Tokorozawa. He created the 13-part manga version, which was published in Tokyo Shimbun from January to March 1971, in 1971. He created structure, characters, and designs for Hiroshi Ikeda's adaptation of Animal Treasure Island. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves received a key animation from Miyazaki.

Miyazaki left Toei Animation in August 1971 and was recruited at A-Pro, where he directed, or co-directed with Takahata, 23 episodes of Lupin the Third Part I, often using the pseudonym Teruki Tsutu (). The two also began pre-production on a series based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books, resulting in extensive storyboards; the series was cancelled after Miyazaki and Takahata were unable to meet with Lindgren, and permission was refused to complete the work. Miyazaki wrote and animated two Pandas in 1972 and 1973.

Go, Panda!

Takahata's short film was directed by Takahata. Miyazaki and Takahata appeared on World Masterpiece Theater in June 1973, which included their animation version of Johanna Spyri's Heidi. In July 1975, Zuiy Eizo began as Nippon Animation. Future Boy Conan (1978), an adaptation of Alexander Key's The Incredible Tide, Miyazaki, also starred.

Miyazaki left Nippon Animation in 1979, after the production of Anne of Green Gables; he oversaw scene design and organization on the first fifteen episodes. He went to Telecom Animation Film, a TMS Entertainment affiliate, to direct his first feature anime film, The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), a Lupin III film. Miyazaki helped with the second wave of employees in his role at Telecom. Miyazaki produced six episodes of Sherlock Hound before production was suspended due to problems with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate; Miyazaki was occupied with other ventures by the time, and Kyosuke Mikuriya directed the remaining episodes. They were on broadcast from November 1984 to May 1985. Miyazaki also wrote The Journey of Shuna, which was influenced by Tibetan folk tale "Prince who became a puppy." Shuna's Journey was published in English by Tokuma Shoten in June 1983, dramatized for radio broadcast in 1987, and then published in English as Shuna's Journey in 2022. Daydream Data Notes of Hayao Miyazaki was also published in Model Graphix from November 1984 to October 1994; a sample of the tales were also broadcast on radio in 1995.

Miyazaki started working on his plans for an animated film version of Richard Corben's comic book Rowlf's Rowlf's comedy book Rowlf after its publication. TMS' Yutaka Fujioka pitched the idea to Yutaka Fujioka. A bid was made to purchase the film rights in November 1980. Miyazaki was also interviewed by Animage's editorial staff at a time for a series of magazine issues. During subsequent talks, he showed his sketchbooks and discussed the basic outlines for envisioned animation projects with editors Toshio Suzuki and Osamu Kameyama, who saw the potential for collaboration on animation development. Two projects were suggested: Demon Castle (Sengoku ma-j), which will be built in the Sengoku period; and Corben's Rowlf's restoration. Both were turned down as the company was unable to fund anime projects that weren't based on existing manga, and Rowlf's right to film adaptations could not be obtained. Miyazaki's sketches and ideas into a manga for the magazine could be turned into a film, according to the note that it will never be made into a film. The manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, ran from February 1982 to March 1994. The tale, which was reprinted in the tank-bon series, spans seven volumes for a total of 1060 pages. Miyazaki drew the scripts mainly in pencil, and it was printed monochrome in sepia-toned ink. Miyazaki resigned from Telecom Animation Film in November 1982.

Following the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Yasuyoshi Tokuma Shoten, the maker of Tokuma Shoten, advised Miyazaki to participate in a film version. Miyazaki initially refused, but agreed on the condition that he could control. Miyazaki's imagination was ignited by the mercury poisoning of Minamata Bay and how nature responded and thrived in a polluted environment, which was used to produce the film's polluted world. Miyazaki and Takahata decided to animate the film by a minor studio Topcraft, because its artistic talent might have influenced the manga's sophisticated atmosphere. Miyazaki had trouble designing the screenplay because there were only sixteen chapters of the manga to work with, and Miyazaki had to face them. Joe Hisaishi, an experimental and minimalist composer, was hired by Takahata to write the film's score. On March 11, 1984, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind was released. It earned an additional 742 million in distribution income, bringing in 1.48 billion at the box office and an additional 742 million in distribution sales. It's often thought of as Miyazaki's pivotal job, securing his reputation as an animator. It was lauded for its positive portrayal of women, particularly Nausicaä's main character. Many commentators have characterized Nausica, the Valley of the Wind, as having antiwar and feminist elements; Miyazaki disagrees, saying he only wants to entertain. The successful collaboration on the creation of the manga and the film paved the way for other collaborative ventures. Miyazaki opened his own office in Suginami Ward in April 1984, branding it Nibariki.

Miyazaki, Takahata, Tokuma, and Suzuki founded Studio Ghibli in June 1985, with Tokuma Shoten's funds. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986), Studio Ghibli's first film, used the same production crew from Nausicaä as well as the same production crew. The film's setting was inspired by Greek architecture and "European urbanistic templates." Any of the film's buildings were also inspired by a Welsh mining town; Miyazaki survived the mining disaster on his first visit to Wales in 1984 and admired the miners' dedication to their service and community. Laputa was published on August 2, 1986. In Japan, it was the highest-grossing animation film of the year. My Neighbor Totoro, Miyazaki's sequel, was released in April 1988 with Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies to ensure Studio Ghibli's financial stability. The artists' lives were tumultuous as they switched between projects. The Neighbor Totoro of My Neighbor Totoro focuses on the relationship between the environment and humanity, a contrast to Nausicaä, which emphasizes technology's detrimental effect on nature. Although the film received critical acclaim, it was still unsuccessful at the box office. Nevertheless, merchandising was fruitful, and the film was regarded as a cult classic.

Studio Ghibli obtained the rights to produce a film version of Eiko Kadono's novel Kiki's Delivery Service in 1987. Miyazaki's film My Neighbor Totoro discouraged him from directing the adaptation; Sunao Katabuchi was chosen as director, and Nobuyuki Isshiki was hired as script writer; and Nobuyuki Isshiki was hired as script editor. Miyazaki's dissatisfaction with Isshiki's first draft prompted him to rewrite the plan, eventually taking the role of director. Kadono was dissatisfied with the book's screenplay's inconsistencies. Miyazaki and Suzuki met in Kadono and welcomed her to the studio; the project was delayed until she returned; she did not approve it. The film was supposed to be a 60-minute special, but after Miyazaki finished the storyboards and screenplay, it became a full film. On July 29, 1989, Kiki's Delivery Service began. It earned more than 2.15 billion at the box office, making it Japan's highest-grossing film in 1989.

In the magazine Model Graphix, Miyazaki's manga Hiktei Jidai appeared from March to May 1989. Miyazaki started working on a 45-minute in-flight film for Japan Airlines based on the manga; Suzuki later extended the film to the full film Porco Rosso as demand grew. Miyazaki first handled Porco Rosso independently after the production of Takahata's Only Yesterday (1991). Miyazaki was impacted by the 1991 Yugoslav Wars, resulting in a more sombre tone for the film; Miyazaki would later describe the film as "foolish" because its mature tones were unsuitable for children. Miyazaki would later revisit the film's anti-war themes. The airline was still a major investor in the film, which culminated in the company's first appearance as an in-flight film prior to its theatrical debut on July 18, 1992. The film was both critically and commercially successful, and it was the highest-grossing animated film in Japan for many years.

In August 1992, Studio Ghibli opened its headquarters in Koganei, Tokyo. Two television spots directed by Miyazaki in November 1992 were broadcast by Nippon Television Network (NTV): Sora Iro no Tane, a 90-second spot loosely based on Rieko Nakagawa and Yuriko Omura's illustrated story, was broadcast on Nippon Television Network (NTV): and Nandarou was commissioned to commemorate NTV's fortieth anniversary; and Nandarou, a based on an undefin re starring an uncom on based on the animated film a Iro Nakagawa and Yuriko no Tane based on -second and Yuriko No. Miyazaki developed the storyboards and wrote the screenplay for Whisper of the Heart (1995), directed by Yoshifumi Kond.

Miyazaki began working on Princess Mononoke's first storyboards in August 1994, based on preliminary thoughts and sketches from the late 1970s. Miyazaki accepted a request for the development of On Your Mark, a music video for Chage and Aska's song of the same name. Miyazaki experimented with computer animation to supplement traditional animation in the video, a method he'll revisit for Princess Mononoke soon. A short time before Whisper of the Heart, Your Mark appeared on Your Mark for a short time. Suzuki claimed that the video was not given "100 percent" attention despite its success.

Miyazaki took a group of artists and animators from Yakushima and the mountains of Shirakami-Sanchi in May 1995, photographing and drawing drawings. The film's landscapes were inspired by Yakushima. Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke revisited Nausica, the Valley of the Wind, for both ecological and political reasons. Miyazaki produced the 144,000 cels in the film, out of which were about 80,000 of which were main animations. Princess Mononoke was produced with a budget of 2.35 billion (approximately US$23.5 million), making it the most expensive film by Studio Ghibli at the time. Around fifteen minutes of the film use computer animation: about five minutes of the film uses 3D rendering, digital composition, and texture mapping; the remaining ten minutes use ink and paint; approximately five minutes use computer animation. Though the original intention was to digitally paint 5,000 of the film's frames, time constraints doubled this.

Princess Mononoke's debut on July 12, 1997, became the first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year. The film was also very profitable, grossing a domestic total of 14 billion (US$148 million), and becoming Japan's biggest-grossing film in several months. Miramax Films acquired the film's North America distribution rights; it was the first Studio Ghibli film to be widely distributed in the United States. Although it was largely unsuccessful at the box office, grossing about US$3 million, it was seen as the introduction of Studio Ghibli to international markets. Princess Mononoke will be his last film, according to Miyazaki.

In June 1997, Tokuma Shoten joined Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki's next film was born while on vacation at a mountain cabin with his family and five young girls who were family friends. Miyazaki realized that he had not produced a film for 10-year-old girls and set out to do so. He took inspiration from sh*t manga books like Nakayoshi and Ribon, but found that they only focused on "crushes and love" in the girls, which is not what the girls "held dear in their hearts." He wanted to make a film about a female hero to which they could relate to. Spirited Away, the film's creator, began in 2000 on a budget of 1.9 billion (US$15 million). The staff experimented with computer animation with Princess Mononoke, but the staff did not "steal the show" but not to "steal the story." Spirited Away explores human desire as well as a liminal journey through the realm of spirits. The film was released on July 20, 2001; it received critical acclaim and is regarded as one of the best films of the 2000s. It received the Best Animated Feature Award at the Japan Academy of Photography and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The film was also highly profitable, grossing 30.4 billion (US$289.1 million) at the box office. It became Japan's highest-grossing film, a record that it held for almost 20 years. Miyazaki presided over his funeral committee following Tokuma's death in September 2000.

Studio Ghibli announced the production of Howl's Moving Castle, based on Diana Wynne Jones' book. Toei Animation's Mamoru Hosoda had been initially selected to direct the film, but Hosoda and Studio Ghibli staff's differences resulted in the project's cancellation. Studio Ghibli revived the project after six months. Miyazaki was inspired to direct the film after reading Jones' book and was struck by the image of a castle roaming around the countryside; the book does not reveal how the castle was constructed, which led to Miyazaki's designs. He went to Colmar and Riquewihr, France, to investigate the architecture and the grounds for the film's location. In Albert Robida's work, future technology was inspired, as well as the 19th century Europe's "illusion art." The film was produced digitally, but the characters and backgrounds were drawn by hand before being digitized. It was announced on November 20, 2004, and it received widespread critical acclaim. At the 61st Venice International Film Festival, the film was named for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In Japan's first week of release, the film earned a record $14.5 million. With a worldwide gross of over 19.3 billion, it remains one of Japan's top-grossing films. At the 62nd Venice International Film Festival in 2005, Miyazaki received the prestigious Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award.

Studio Ghibli in Tokuma Shoten separated from Tokuma Shoten in March 2005. Miyazaki approached Ursula K. Le Guin in the 1980s to request a copy of her Earthsea books; Le Guin, unaware of Miyazaki's contribution, declined. Le Guin expressed approval for the idea of the conversion after viewing My Neighbor Totoro many years ago. She worked with Suzuki in August 2005, when Miyazaki's son Goro was asked to direct the film as Miyazaki had wished to die. Miyazaki was dissatisfied that he was not directing, but Le Guin, who was under the assumption that he would control his son's production, approved the film's production. Miyazaki retaliated later that publicly condemning Goryazaki's appointment as director. On Miyazaki's screening of the film, he sent a note to his son: "It was made honestly, so it was fine."

In 2006, Miyazaki designed the covers for several manga books, including A Trip to Tynemouth; he also worked as an editor and compiled a short manga for the book. Ponyo, Miyazaki's new film, debuted in May 2006. It was initially inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" but it began to take its own form as production progressed. Miyazaki intended the film to honor the innocence and jubilation of a child's universe. He wanted for it to be limited to traditional animation, and was personally involved with the design. Since he loved experimenting, he preferred to draw the sea and waves himself. Ponyo captures 170,000 frames, a record for Miyazaki. Tomonoura, a town in Setonaikai National Park, where Miyazaki stayed in 2005, inspired the film's seaside village. Ssuke, the main character, is based on Goro. Ponyo was critically acclaimed following its debut on July 19, 2008, winning Animation of the Year at the 32nd Japan Academy Awards, with Animation of the Year. The film was also a commercial success, grossing 10.1 billion (US$93.2 million) in its first month and 15.5 billion by the end of 2008, placing it among Japan's highest-grossing films.

Miyazaki started writing a manga called Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), which told the tale of Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter designer Jiro Horikoshi. The manga appeared in two issues of the Model Graphix magazine, which was released on February 25 and March 25, 2009. Miyazaki co-wrote the screenplay for Arrietty (2010) and From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Gor Miyazaki respectively. Miyazaki wanted his next film to be a sequel to Ponyo, but Suzuki persuaded him not to film Kaze Tachinu. Studio Ghibli revealed in November 2012 that The Wind Rises, based on Kaze Tachinu, would be released alongside Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kachinu.

After reading a quote from Horikoshi, Miyazaki was inspired to create The Wind Rises: "All I wanted to do was make something beautiful." Many scenes in The Wind Risen (), in which Hori wrote about his life with his fiancée before she died from tuberculosis, were inspired by Tatsuo Hori's novel The Wind Has Risen (). Naoko Satomi, the female lead character's name, was borrowed from Hori's book Naoko (). The Wind Rises continues to depict Miyazaki's pacifist stance, repeating his earlier films' themes, despite saying that condemning war was not the intention of the film. The film premiered on July 20, 2013 and received critical acclaim; it was named Animation of the Year at the 37th Japan Academy Awards; and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards. It was also highly profitable at the Japanese box office, grossing 11.6 billion (US$110 million), becoming Japan's highest-grossing film in 2013.

Miyazaki revealed in September 2013 that he was toiling from filmmaking due to his age, but wanted to continue attending the Studio Ghibli Museum's exhibits. In November 2014, Miyazaki received the Academy Honorary Award at the Governor's Awards. Boro the Caterpillar, a computer-animated short film that was first discussed during pre-production for Princess Mononoke, was invented by the artist. In July 2017, it was exclusively on display at the Studio Ghibli Museum. He is also working on an untitled samurai manga. Miyazaki started animation work without receiving formal permission in August 2016. How Do You Live? is Miyazaki's latest feature-length film on which he began animation work without receiving official approval. Suzuki said in December 2020 that the film's animation was "half finished" and that he does not expect the film to be released for another three years.

In January 2019, it was revealed that Vincent Maraval, Miyazaki's frequent collaborator, gave a hint that Miyazaki may have plans for another film in the works. On the NHK network titled 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki, a four-part documentary titled 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki was broadcast in February 2019. Miyazaki performed a musical interpretation of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in 2019 as part of a kabuki troupe.


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