Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 7
Hayao Miyazaki was a budding filmmaker in 1982 when he agreed to collaborate on a project with the popular Japanese anime magazine Animage. This was Nausicaa, which would make Miyazaki's reputation as much as his 11 films and TV shows. Set in the far future, Nausicaa visualizes an Earth radically... show more
Hayao Miyazaki was a budding filmmaker in 1982 when he agreed to collaborate on a project with the popular Japanese anime magazine Animage. This was Nausicaa, which would make Miyazaki's reputation as much as his 11 films and TV shows. Set in the far future, Nausicaa visualizes an Earth radically changed by ecological disaster. Strange human kingdoms survive at the edge of the Sea of Corruption, a poisonous fungal forest. Nausicaa, a gentle young princess, has a telepathic bond with the giant mutated insects of this dystopia. Her task is to negotiate peace between kingdoms battling over the last of the world's precious natural resources. Nausicaa took Miyazaki 12 years to create, in part because he worked with few or no assistants, doing both the writing and drawing using a meticulously detailed style that critics have compared to the work of the French artist Moebius.
Publish date: September 7th 2004
Publisher: Viz Media
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
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Series: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (#7)
This review will be for the series as a whole. I have, of course, watched the movie version of Nausicaa. Which made the first volume and half of the second fairly familiar territory for me. But once you get past the halfway point of the second volume, and into the ground the movie didn't cover, the ...
Always been a fan of Hayao Miyazaki. He writes strong female leads with poignant complex stories. I loved his movie of this manga.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read about a strong female lead who saves the world. This is an amazing tale which moved me to tears.