A Japanese anime film director who was behind award winning movies such as "Spirited Away," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Princess Mononoke," "My Neighbor Totoro," and several others. His ability to direct unfathomably immersive and creative movies led fans to call him "The Japanese Walt Disney."
For some reason, though, most his movies are about little girls. Other times its not prepubescent girls, but still-young adolescents.
"My Neighbor Totoro" was about the little girls Satsuki and Mei, who find a friendly forest spirit.
"Howl's Moving Castle" is about a young hatter, Sophie, who is turned into an old woman by a witch (only exception, sorta).
"Spirited Away" is about a little girl who gets lost in a world of strange spirits.
"Princess Mononoke" is centered around a young Emishi princess, Ashitaka.
"Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" is about yet another young woman, Nausicaa.
"Castle in the Sky" is about a young woman, Sheeta.
"Kiki's Delivery Service" is about a little girl, the witch Kiki, who moves away from her home with her black cat to start her witchhood.
At this time (7/17/08), Miyazaki has yet to release his latest project, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea." It probably has a little girl on it though.
Nevertheless, he is a brilliant film director.
Perhaps little girls symbolize innocence in his films. Or it just turns him on.
Either way, Hayao Miyazaki's work is a BIG, refreshing break from all the other cliche anime out there, which virtually always includes a typical naive character, a quiet and cool character, a somewhat mysterious character with gleaming glasses who sometimes stops in combat to re-adjust his glasses by sliding it back up between his eyes with his middle finder, a perverted character (optional: nose bleeds), a girl with large breasts who usually uses brute force to defend herself from the previously mentioned pervert, who at this point, is probably already grabbing her boobs, and a cutesy little girl character (optional: cat ears) with unproportionally large eyes.