Review: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki

I’d never really given Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind any thought—I knew of it vaguely from trailers for Studio Ghibli’s work (complete with the soothing voice of the gentleman who did trailer work for Disney in the 1990s), but it had never caught my attention. But when my dear friend Natalya entrusted me with her out-of-print volumes, which are from a time when manga was flopped in the United States, it definitely caught my attention. However, life kept me from getting around to them until this summer, when I finally sunk into Nausicaä’s world.

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