GorÅ Miyazaki

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Gorō Miyazaki (宮崎 吾朗, Miyazaki Gorō, born January 21, 1967) is a Japanese animated filmmaker and landscaper. He is the son of animator Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli. Described as "reluctant" to follow his father's career, Gorō initially worked as a landscaper for many years before entering the film business. He has directed two films, Tales from Earthsea (2006) and From up on Poppy Hill (2011). Miyazaki was born to animators Hayao Miyazaki and Akemi Ōta in Tokyo. He graduated from Shinshu University's School of Agriculture, and subsequently worked as a construction consultant in the planning and designing of parks and gardens. In 1998, Gorō was involved in the design of the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, and from 2001 to June 2005 served as its director. Miyazaki's debut film was Tales from Earthsea, an adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea book series. Originally joining the animation project as a consultant, Miyazaki was asked to draw the storyboards. After viewing his storyboards, producer Toshio Suzuki decided Miyazaki should direct the film.

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