Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind artwork

Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (February 6th, 2019)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a 1980’s manga series written and illustrated by famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki. It is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future where most of Earth’s formerly habitable land is corrupted, and warring groups fight over the few resources that remain. It is noted for its epic story, detailed artwork, and environmental themes.

The manga was adapted into a feature film of the same name by production studio Topcraft, also directed by Miyazaki. The film is considered to be the precursor to the modern Studio Ghibli, and nowadays it is included in most official and unofficial Ghibli collections.

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