Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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Graphic Novel - 2004
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Nausicaä, a gentle but strong-willed, young princess, has an empathic bond with the giant insects that evolved as a result of the ecosystem's destruction. Growing up in the Valley of the Wind, she learned to read the soul of the wind and navigates the skies in her glider. Nausicaä and her allies struggle to create peace between kingdoms torn apart by war, battling over the last of the world's precious natural resources.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, c2004.
Edition: Studio Ghibli library ed., 2nd ed..
ISBN: 9781591164081
1591164087
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NAUSICAA Miyazaki Hayao v.1
Characteristics: 130 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, David
Smith, Toren
Alternative Title: Kaze no tani no Naushika

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Humanity has precipitated a devastating environmental disaster. Flourishing industrial civilizations have been swallowed up by the Sea of Corruption, an enormous forest of fungi that releases a miasma of poisonous spores into the air. Nausicaa, a compassionate young princess, and her allies battl... Read More »

Nausicaä, a gentle but strong-willed, young princess, has an empathic bond with the giant insects that evolved as a result of the ecosystem's destruction. Growing up in the Valley of the Wind, she learned to read the soul of the wind and navigates the skies in her glider. Nausicaä and her allie... Read More »


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OPL_JacobL Apr 10, 2020

One of, if not the greatest work of beloved anime director Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind tells a sprawling story of the final survivors of a cataclysmic event that has been nearly forgotten by the current inhabitants. Nausicaa, the daughter of the chief of the village of the Valley of the Wind, studies the flora and Fauna of the a toxic jungle, which instantly kills anyone who breathes in the venomous vapors and spores.

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poe_123456789
Apr 13, 2018

there are six books in this series they are all very good

Scythers Nov 03, 2017

Beginning disclaimer: I read this in French, not in English. This is a good series by the creator of studio Ghibli. It was written and even had a movie adaptation before the studio was founded, back in 1985. Therefore, this story is slightly darker (?) story line, as people do die, and it does include full blown war. However, it does keep a lightness to it, and has many similar traits with most studio Ghibli, such as a fascination with things that fly and robots/artificial life forms. It has a decent plot, and many things happen. There is some plot armour, but it's not terribly heavy. I enjoyed ready through this detailed fantastical world that, despite not having colours, felt vibrant with life. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I did.

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MoonTrooper258
Dec 02, 2016

All the more reason that I think that Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind and Laputa Castle In The Sky are within the same universe and possibly, the same time.

forbesrachel Jul 29, 2013

Nausicaa is a girl with a mysterious power. She is empathetic, and strong, and fights to protect all she holds dear. This includes the insects and the forest. This is Miyazaki's own original story in manga format, but like his other works, there are themes of nature vs technology, war vs peace, what true strength is, and Nausicaa is the perfect heroine to portray all this. The drawings still look beautiful even though the series is over 20 years old, and the story and themes remain extremely relevant today. If the manga does not interest you, there is also an anime version with beautiful hand drawn animations by Miyazaki. The anime differs in some ways, but remains true to its messages, so it is worth looking at both.

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Cassisa
Jun 14, 2011

The comic from which the movie was based upon. The content is definitely darker than the movie itself, yet is rich with beauty and story line that only Miyazaki himself would create. A must read!

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sdujardin
Dec 05, 2009

This is the best graphic novel series I have ever read, Japanese, American, or other (edges out Gaiman's Sandman which is also excellent). When I first read it, I was struck by how dense it is - it takes much longer to go through than typical graphic novels. Miyazaki weaves a great story while making an intelligent case about tampering with our environment.
Please do not judge this series by the movie - it does not do justice to the novel.

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Scythers thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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