I can't help you with your paper, but I can give you some advice.
If you haven't already, get a hold of Studio Ghibli films. Get a hold of Miyazaki's work, and see for yourself. Sit and watch Spirited Away, and determine for yourself it deserved the response that it was given.
As it seems quite obvious that you aren't into anime, it may be hard to compare it to other series/films, but you can get a pretty good idea.
I won't do your work for you, but if you Google Miyazaki, you will find amazing articles and interviews that can give you better insight.