Studio Ghibli founder and Academy Award winning director Hayao Miyazaki is easily the most successful and well-known anime director of all time. A torch-bearer for classic style anime, Miyazaki’s work often plays with Japanese mythology, typically placing strong-headed young women in fantastic, impossible to conquer situations. To date, he’s directed twelve features, almost all of them considered genre classics, including: Princess Mononoke (1997), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984).

The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)kinopoisk.ru

Conan the Future Boy: The Big Giant Robot’s Resurrection (1984)1346483154738

Castle in the Sky (1986)600full-castle-in-the-sky-poster

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)my_neighbor_totoro_poster

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)kikis-delivery-service-movie-poster-1989-1020695406

Porco Rosso (1992)poster1

Princess Mononoke (1997)princess_mononoke_poster

Spirited Away (2001)Spirited-Away-movie-poster-1020340447

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)howls-moving-castle-poster

Ponyo (2008)ponyo-on-the-cliff-movie-poster-2008-1020417340

The Wind Rises (2013)TheWindRisesPoster