Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set Hardcover – Nov 6 2012
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Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that chronicle his early career and the development of his theories of animation.
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Nausicaä is a tour de force of world building. The monsters, the plants, the technology and the post-apocalyptic landscapes are exquisitely rendered and highly immersive. Reading this manga was like reading an epic fantasy novel, its world seems to spring from the pages and come to life. Of course, a setting like this would be completely wasted without a great cast of characters to inhabit it, and Nausicaä delivers in spades. The characters are engaging, well-developed, layered and memorable. They drew me into the story, which moves along at a brisk and steady pace. I was completely engrossed in the plot and the character development, and every step of the way I was excited to see what would happen next.
This box set compiles all seven volumes into two hardcover books, and prints them in a larger size, all the better for the reader to take in Miyazaki's artwork. To preserve the artwork, the books are read in Japanese order from right to left, and the sound effects are left untranslated - there's a guide at the back which translates them into English, but the drawings provide enough context to tell what's happening.Read more ›
Highly recommend for collectors.
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Simply amazing. One of the best things I've bought in a while.Published 1 month ago by Client d'Amazon
Great great great series! The characters, the story, the art, the universe created by Miyazaki...simply brilliant! Having all the volumes in two nice big books is awesome as well.Published 7 months ago by Rivs
The was one of my first experiences with manga, and it remains my favourite. Miyazaki's artwork is beautifully detailed and his writing is a pleasure to read.Published 13 months ago by uncaringbear