Director of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and “Beauty and the Dragon” Mamoru Hasoda criticized the image of girls in anime, which is adopted in Japan. In his opinion, their image in animation does not correspond to the attitude towards women in Japan. If in the anime they are “sacred”, then in life everything is not so.
Just watch Japanese animation to see how young women are underestimated and not taken seriously in Japanese society. It really annoys me how young women are often seen in Japanese animation, they are treated like saints, which has nothing to do with the real ones.
Hosoda also criticized Miyazaki. In an interview, he did not give his name, but, one might say, he insulted the master. In his opinion, the great master of animation focuses on idealized female heroines, because he is not confident in himself as a man.
This reverence for young women really worries me, and I don’t want to be a part of it.
The director believes that female characters can also tell stories of good and bad in people.