Hayao Miyazaki Recieves Cultural Merit of Honour

Studo Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki has been awarded a special award from the Japanese government. The anime director and creator as well as founder of the famous studios has been named among the 15 names for the official Person of Cultural Merit honour awards. The list was announced on Tuesday.

Undoubtedly one of the most key names in anime, Miyazaki and his studio Ghibli have managed to change the world on a bigger scale. While some mangaka and directors only aim at showing how much ecchi they can sell, Miayzaki has always striven to respect different cultures and stories from various genres, adapting them for children as well as adults. Thus, he has managed to not only make Japanese animated movies popular all over the world, but also defeated Disney in the hearts of many.

Alongside Miyazaki there was the name of novel author Takashi Tsujii. On the other hand, in 2001, the same award was given to Space Pirate Captain Harlock’s Leiji Matsumoto while Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro’s Shigeru Mizuki got it in 2011.

Source: Mainichi

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