* AnimationAgeGhetto: A notable aversion. His films are critically acclaimed and are frequently nominated for awards in the West. Miyazaki's reputation is on par with the best live action film directors.
* CreatorWorship: The man is '''very''' loved, majority of people saying his films are one of the best animations out there.
* MemeticMutation: [[BeamMeUpScotty "Anime was a mistake."]] --Hayao Miyazaki [[labelnote:Explanation]]He did NOT actually say that. In an interview in January 2014, he expressed disappointment with the anime industry due to its nature to pander to otaku. He claimed that almost all Japanese animation is produced by "humans who can't stand looking at other humans", and that this was the reason why "[the industry] is full of otaku!" About one year AFTER that interview, an imgur user took two [=GIFs=] of Miyazaki talking in that interview and subtitled him saying "Those who identify as 'otaku', they sicken me deeply." and "Anime was a mistake. It's nothing but trash." And from that day onward, images of him saying the latter with the "it's nothing but trash" section cutoff--along with MANY variations--were born.[[/labelnote]]