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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set Hardcover – 6 November 2012

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  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC; Box Har/Ps edition (6 November 2012)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 1104 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1421550644
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1421550640
  • Dimensions : 25.72 x 9.91 x 18.1 cm
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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. Both are published in English by VIZ Media.

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Reviewed in Australia on 9 September 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Story, Art, Quantity and Quality
By Barry on 9 September 2019
This big bad bundle has a huge amount of content, each page and panel being a lovingly made and carefully drawn glimpse into the immersive world of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. This boxset features 7 chapters spread through 2 large books, each chapter with ~160 pages. The pages are thick and black and white but at the beginning of each book there are lovely coloured drawings and artworks on 8 glossy pages. Also included is a gorgeous double sided water colour poster of Nausicaa that is roughly 1.5x the size of an A3 sized page.

If you have only seen the movie and aren't sure if this manga series is just a retelling of the movie: the first chapter and half of the second is pretty much what takes place in the movie except with a few subtle changes and some really large ones, afterall the movie is *inspired* by the story of the manga with all the designs and characters being the same. Compared to how much of the manga is roughly shown in the movie I would say there is ~4 movies worth of content in this boxset.

For those who want to delve into a good manga I cannot recommend this enough, I'm not much of a manga man but I absolutely adore the world of Nausicaa purely for it's presentation and the astonishing skill behind it. This manga really immerses you into this war torn and cataclysmic world that's tragedy is only redeemed by the amazing visuals and of course the personalities of the characters and their development.

Attatched are some pictures of the box, poster, the glossy coloured pages at the start of each book and the books' covers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic series that is a must have for fans.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic series that is a must have for fans.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2017
Spread over two hefty sized, hard back books this series compliments the original Studio Ghibli animated movie of the same name.
While both books have been translated fully into English, the format and layout are still in the original Japanese meaning you read from the back of the book and from right to left. The artwork is nothing short of amazing and each page is painstakingly drawn with the same love and attention as the movie. To be fair, I never expected anything less from one of the greatest animated studios and the one of the most celebrated animators in the world, Miayazaki.
I didn’t think it was possible to display the same emotions and feelings towards the characters and their world as a fully animated movie could but somehow he does. You feel as if you are part of the adventure and of course, in true Studio Ghiblie style, the main protagonist is female.
The set also contains an A3 double-sided poster and both the two hardback books come packed inside an excellent decorated cardboard box
A fantastic addition to any Ghibli fans collection.
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Miss L
5.0 out of 5 stars I haven't even begun to read through these books yet but I am looking forward to it after having them sit in my wish list for some time they became cheaper so I decided to purchase and I am not disappointed. Having not seen the film for some time ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars I haven't even begun to read through these books yet but I am looking forward to it after having them sit in my wish list for some time they became cheaper so I decided to purchase and I am not disappointed. Having not seen the film for some time ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2018
Really surprised with the quality of this product. The books are much larger than I was expecting. (Please see my photos with ruler to give an idea of size) Pages are turned from what would been considered the back of the book for standard UK books. I haven't even begun to read through these books yet but I am looking forward to it after having them sit in my wish list for some time they became cheaper so I decided to purchase and I am not disappointed. Having not seen the film for some time now I'm going to work my way through the books before rewatching the film.

The books also come with a double sided poster and are cased together in a cardboard cover.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I can't recommend this enough
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2020
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Thales
5.0 out of 5 stars Melhor edição de um mangá que eu já vi na vida!
Reviewed in Brazil on 22 November 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Melhor edição de um mangá que eu já vi na vida!
Reviewed in Brazil on 22 November 2017
É uma edição primorosa e que não dá pra ninguém botar defeito. O box é de um material rígido e resistente. São dois livros de capa dura, com páginas excelentes, qualidade de impressão impecável, acompanha um pôster lindo e a obra do mestre Hayao Miyazaki que dispensa comentários, simplesmente singular. Vale cada centavo. Eu aproveitaria pra comprar logo pois é uma edição que não durará muito tempo. Uma observação importante é que mesmo sendo em inglês não é uma linguagem difícil, quem entende um pouco não terá dificuldades.
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Gideon Pepys
5.0 out of 5 stars Every comic-book fan should read this fabulous manga.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 April 2016
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