Hayao Miyazaki is born in Tokyo, Japan to Kastuji Miyazaki (an aeronautical engineer) and Dola Miyazaki. He has three brothers, Arata, Shirou, and Yutaka, and is the second oldest child. The family moves from Tokyo to Utsunomiya City, to get closer to the Miyazaki Airplanes factory in Kanuma City, as well as to avoid the ongoing American bombing of Tokyo.
I spent a lot of time just imagining things. I was a physically weak child, but read a lot. I always wanted to be a strong hero.