Hayao Miyazaki is pretty much the man. He makes gorgeous movies, everyone loves them. You should too.
Also known for looking like an Asian Colonel Sanders.
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Dude's made a ton of movies and they all rule. He's best known for his many films made with Studio Ghibli, which he co-founded. A common misconception is that he directs every Ghibli movie. This is not so, just for the record, but he does tend to work on most in some way, such as producer or screenwriter.
He's got a son who's following in his footsteps, but his first film, Tales From Earthsea hasn't been received too well.
Stuff He Made
- Lupin III, the 71-72 season and some of the 1980 season
- Future Boy Conan
- The Castle of Cagliostro
- Sherlock Hound
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
- Castle in the Sky
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Kiki's Delivery Service
- Porco Rosso
- Princess Mononoke
- Spirited Away
- Howl's Moving Castle
- Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
He also worked closely on: