5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on getting into the anime industry] If you want to get into anime, my best advice to you as a creator is to please have diverse interests in things besides animation. Look outward, first of all. Most anime makers are basically autistic. They have to try and reach out, and truly communicate with others. I would guess that the greatest thing anime has ever achieved is the fact that we're holding a...
Got his start as an animator for the God Soldier on Hayao Miyazaki
's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
(1984). Running short on animators, the film's production studio posted an ad in the famous Japanese animation magazine Animage, announcing that they were in desperate need of more animators. Anno read the ad and headed down to the studio, where he met with Miyazaki and showed him some of...
Some of his characters often start off as being emotionally troubled and undergo a radical journey through crisis, developing as better people in the end.