Recognize the person above? Hayao Miyasaki, one of the best J animated filmmakers and my favorite. The above fanart includes many well known characters from his animated films like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and many more.
If you don’t know him then your life is not complete and you should go watch any of his films. It’s amazing how he can capture the attention of kids and adults with his messages about childhood dreams, environmentalism, and anti-war criticism.
I haven’t watched his latest film yet, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, and I have great expectations. My favorite movie is tied between Mononoke Hime and Nausicaa. Which one’s your favorite? ^^
Image found via Kevin Parsons.