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Nausicaä flying her Mehve over the Valley of Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ Kaze no tani no Naushika) is a graphic novel (manga) and 1984 film by Japanese writer, illustrator, and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. The movie has an environmentalist undertone and was presented by the World Wildlife Fund when it was released in 1984. Download high resolution version (1400x791, 155 KB)The file was originaly found on a fan website. ... Download high resolution version (1400x791, 155 KB)The file was originaly found on a fan website. ... The mehve is a fictional one person plane/glider created by Miyazaki Hayao for his graphic novel (manga) and animated adaptation (anime) Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind. The mehve is unarmed, has an approximate wingspan of 4. ... Graphic novel (sometimes abbreviated GN) is a term for a kind of book, usually telling an extended story with sequential art ( comics). ... Rurouni Kenshin manga, volume 1 (English version) Manga (漫画) is the Japanese word for comics; outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Animator Hayao Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿 Miyazaki Hayao) (born January 5, 1941) is one of the most famous and respected creators of Anime, or Japanese animated films. ... Note: After losing a court case in 2002 on the use of the initials WWF, the organization previously known as the World Wrestling Federation has rebranded itself as World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE. WWF - The Conservation Organization was formerly known as World Wildlife Fund and Worldwide Fund for Nature. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Nausicaä manga is published in English by Viz Communications, and a DVD with English audio and subtitles by Disney. Earlier editions of the English manga and fan translations often used the title Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, omitting the definite article. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Viz, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a major American manga publisher. ... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...

The story takes place a thousand years after the "Seven Days of Fire" destroyed human civilization and most of the Earth's ecosystem. Scattered settlements survive; isolated from one another by the "Sea of Corruption" (fukai), a lethally toxic jungle of fungus swarming with giant insects; and only coming together to wage war. In ecology, an ecosystem is a naturally occurring assemblage of organisms (plant, animal and other living organisms—also referred to as a biotic community or biocoenosis) living together with their environment (or biotope), functioning as a unit of sorts. ...

The title character, Nausicaä (Naushika in Japanese) is a young princess of the peaceful Valley of the Wind. Her name comes from the princess in the Odyssey who assisted Odysseus, and part of her character comes from a Japanese legend of "the princess who loved insects". Although a skillful fighter, she is normally humane, charismatic, and peace-loving. She has unusual gifts of telepathy; of empathy toward animals, humans, and other beings; and of "windriding", a sort of natural piloting talent which permits her to fly a mehve, an advanced mini-hang glider with a jet assist. Odysseus and Nausicaä - by Charles Gleyre In Greek mythology, Nausicaa, (also Náusikaa or Nausicaä) was a daughter of King Alcinous of the Phaeaceans. ... The Odyssey (ΟΔΥΣΣΕΙΑ) is the second of the two great Greek epic poems ascribed to Homer, the first of which is the Iliad. ... Odysseus Laërtiadês (Greek: , son of Laertes), or simply Odysseus (meaning man of wrath according to Homer) or more likely (from Greek οδηγός: odigos) a guide; the one showing the way. ... The mehve is a fictional one person plane/glider created by Miyazaki Hayao for his graphic novel (manga) and animated adaptation (anime) Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind. The mehve is unarmed, has an approximate wingspan of 4. ... Hang gliding is one of the windsports. ...

The Valley of the Wind becomes threatened when the more powerful states, Pejitei, Torumekia, and the Dorok Empire, unearth a "God Warrior" (kyoshinhei), one of the lethal giant bioweapons used in the ancient war which they hope to use against each other and against the Sea of Corruption.

The situation deteriorates as the fight to possess the God Warrior escalates out of control, and as the inimical fukai strikes back against those who attack it. But this is not a simple story. Even the "monsters" may be working toward some secret harmony, even the lethal mutant fungi may have some vital role, and today's allies may be tomorrow's enemies -- or vice-versa.

As she is increasingly forced to aid prisoners, villagers, her sometime enemies, mutant insects, and artificial bioweapons, Princess Nausicaä becomes increasingly a Joan of Arc figure -- a warrior maiden inspired by a supermundane vision to defend all life against destruction. Image of Joan of Arc, painted between 1450 and 1500 (Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, Paris, AE II 2490). ...

A heavily edited and English-dubbed version of the film was distributed and shown on HBO in the 1980s as Warriors of the Wind. According to Nausicaa.net (http://www.nausicaa.net/), the voice actors and actresses were not even informed of the film's plotline. Most fans of Nausicaä and Miyazaki himself dislike that version; Studio Ghibli has asked fans to forget its existence, and this version also persuaded the studio to adopt a strict "no-edits" clause for future foreign (non-Japanese) releases of its films. A new re-dubbed version from Disney--more faithful to the original film than the previous English-dubbed version--was released on DVD on February 22nd, 2005; the DVD also includes the Japanese audio track with subtitles. HBO logo HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...

As can be expected, the manga is far more complicated than the movie. In the movie, the main villain is arguably Princess Kushana, while in the manga, she eventually becomes allied to Nausicaä. Kushana's brothers are not even mentioned in the movie, but become important antagonists in the manga, and the Dorok, Forest People and other cultures are far more developed in the manga.


Nausicaä perfect collection from Viz

Title ISBN US Cover Price Can Cover Price
Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind Perfect Collection 1 ISBN 1-56931-096-3 $17.95 $25.50
Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind Perfect Collection 2 ISBN 1-56931-087-4 $17.95 $25.50
Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind Perfect Collection 3 ISBN 1-56931-111-0 $17.95 $25.50
Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind Perfect Collection 4 ISBN 1-56931-211-7 $17.95 $25.50

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