Otaku USA Magazine
Twitter Celebrates Hayao Miyazaki’s 80th Birthday

Hayao Miyazaki was born 80 years ago today, on January 5, 1941. Enough people who are fans of his work also have Twitter accounts, because they got his name trending while sending him birthday wishes. Here are some of the people celebrating:



It really goes to show how many people Miyazaki’s touched with his movies, and just how many worldwide fans he has. Even characters in fictional shows like The Simpsons watch him.


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.