For some reason, though, most his movies are about little girls. Other times its not prepubescent girls, but still-young adolescents.
"My Neighbor Totoro" was about the little girls Satsuki and Mei, who find a friendly forest spirit.
"Howl's Moving Castle" is about a young hatter, Sophie, who is turned into an old woman by a witch (only exception, sorta).
"Spirited Away" is about a little girl who gets lost in a world of strange spirits.
"Princess Mononoke" is centered around a young Emishi princess, Ashitaka.
"Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" is about yet another young woman, Nausicaa.
"Castle in the Sky" is about a young woman, Sheeta.
"Kiki's Delivery Service" is about a little girl, the witch Kiki, who moves away from her home with her black cat to start her witchhood.
At this time (7/17/08), Miyazaki has yet to release his latest project, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea." It probably has a little girl on it though.
Nevertheless, he is a brilliant film director.
Either way, Hayao Miyazaki's work is a BIG, refreshing break from all the other cliche anime out there, which virtually always includes a typical naive character, a quiet and cool character, a somewhat mysterious character with gleaming glasses who sometimes stops in combat to re-adjust his glasses by sliding it back up between his eyes with his middle finder, a perverted character (optional: nose bleeds), a girl with large breasts who usually uses brute force to defend herself from the previously mentioned pervert, who at this point, is probably already grabbing her boobs, and a cutesy little girl character (optional: cat ears) with unproportionally large eyes.