After graduating in 1963, Miyazaki joined Toei Animation, then as today, the largest animation studio in Asia. This was an unusual choice of occupation for a Gakushuin graduate, but Miyazaki was a diligent and talented animator who soon attracted the attention of his seniors. One was Isao Takahata, who first worked together with Miyazaki as a director on the 1964 series “Wolf Boy Ken (Okammi Shonen Ken)”.