by Hayao Miyazaki
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hayao Miyazaki. It tells the story of Nausicaä, a princess of a small kingdom on a post-apocalyptic Earth with a toxic ecosystem, who becomes involved in a war between kingdoms while an environmental disaster threatens humankind.
Themes of protecting the environment, living peacefully, and respecting all creatures are very strong here, and the heroine, Nausicaa, is extremely admirable. But she faces a lot of danger in the form of intense airship battles with explosions, her people taken as hostages, and her is father shot and killed. Nausicaa is also injured by gunfire protecting animals from harm.
What’s now considered one of the great animated films of all time began life as a long-form serialized manga.
Size: 256 x 181 x 9 (mm)
Pages: 136 pages
Publisher: Viz Media