Anime has always been able to tell a story that was different than any other medium of storytelling in existence. It has the ability to carry themes that are both mature and playful at the same time, and has the flexibility to be executed in diverse techniques through the combination of its mechanism of storytelling, combined graphic art, characterization, cinematography, and other forms of imaginative and individualistic techniques used by its creators. Though there are many who are notable for their contributions to this popular art form, few people have ever been noted for their significant impact and influence in the animation industry as Hayao Miyazaki.
Miyazaki is a man of many talents and professions, such as being a film director, producer, screen writer, animator, author, and manga artist. He is also the co-founder of the world famous Studio Ghibli, a significantly important film and animation studio. He has attained universal acclaim as a masterful storyteller, animator, and director for his anime feature films, and is regarded as one of the greatest animation directors of all time. His works all received a significant amount of popularity among the local and international audience, with many having received critical acclaim and commercial success.