Hayao Miyazaki at age 22. Hayao Miyazaki at age 22.

Happy 75th Birthday, Hayao Miyazaki!

Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki was born today, January 5, in 1941. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate, you can watch all of his animated features on Amazon’s new Blu-ray boxset or read this revealing 2005 New Yorker profile of the man.

Birthday artwork above by Akinta79. Tribute artwork below by C3nmt:hayao_miyazaki_fanart

Watercolor sketch by Miyazaki for "My Neighbor Totoro."
Watercolor sketch by Miyazaki for “My Neighbor Totoro.”

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  • jawsnnn

    The guy is a freaking legend. Definitely one of the greatest filmmakers (animation or otherwise) living today alongside his Ghibli companion Takahata.

  • Ash Oat

    I’ll save up for the boxed set. In the meantime, happy birthday Mister Miyazaki.

  • Homezone

    Happy Birthday Hayao Miyazaki, from Homezone
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