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A person I admire
By Ida Sofie Lâm – Minh

When we were assigned to do this written assignment, I was in doubt of who to choose. I didn’t really know whom I admired. I figured should be someone that inspired me and that I look up to.
I then remembered Hayao Miyazaki. He as a Japanese film director, animator and manga artist, and his movies are one of my favourite things in the world. I chose him, because he really inspires me with his talent and amazing imagination. His movies have had great success and have won several Academy Awards, both in Japan and in America; the films have inspired and touched millions of people from all over the world.
He is a very talented and besides directing anime movies, he also has created and published a number of manga comics.

The stories that he tells in his movies are very special to me, and besides from just being spectacular, they also connect me to my childhood, where I often watched them. The stories most often find place in a magical world, and involves magical creatures, but also humans. The movies are very childish and cute; but at the same time if you dig deep, you can find some form of controversy. The controversy is often projected against society issues, such as war or the relationship between humans, nature and technology. I find that to be really interesting, that he has the ability to make movies that appeal to both children and adults; that he can make childish movies with a deeper meaning.

I admire Hayao Miyazaki because he has achieved so much in his life, by doing what he loves and has inspired so many people around the world. I admire him for maintaining his childish way of thinking and his huge imagination, even though he is 73 years old.
I hope that I can be more like him, be successful in life and never grow up.…...

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