Shuna no Tabi
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Shuna no Tabi

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Synonyms: The Journey of Shuna
Japanese: シュナの旅


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1983
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: None
Authors: Miyazaki, Hayao (Story & Art)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 11771,177 users)
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Ranked: #21022
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Popularity: #5327
Members: 2,614
Favorites: 23

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Prince Shuna leaves his tiny village in search of the golden seeds that might bring better food to his people. He travels far, encountering slaving and saving two girls from it before reaching the land of the god-men and the terrible secret of the grain *and* the slave-trade.

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Jul 12, 2008
makibe-x (All reviews)
at first when i saw the title shuna no tabi i though that it was going to be a boring story, but when i read miyazaki i knew that this is gonna be something. so i read it.

basically it would take 30 minutes to 1 hour to finish this manga. it is short and nice. i recommend you to read it, it was amusing.

the manga is colored in a nice way, the characters look good.
you won't fund too many dialogues there, its just little description about the characters actions.

overall, just go and read it, you won't loose anything at all!

Apr 15, 2011
xMiki-chan (All reviews)
I never knew that Miyazaki did any mangas--before I read this, his name was synonymous with anime movies such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. I was interested to read this, because I read that it was done before many of his other works. I began to read Shuna no Tabi with the hopes that it would be as wonderful as Miyazaki's later works.

I was not disappointed! The art is done in the beautiful, typical Miyazaki style--even fully colored! The art was stunning. I can't imagine how much time he must have put into each panel. The character read more
Mar 17, 2009
M_Hawk (All reviews)
"Once upon the time was a tiny kingdom..."

Miyazaki-sensei, what else should I write? This manga is based on old tibetanian tale. It's tipical Miyazaki's work - a beautifull fairytale (this english word is not as good as polish Baśń or german Kunstmärchen) - story about the most importants values and power of friendship.

The Miyazaki-fans could find here some similarities to Nausicaa.

It's definetly not a work for those who don't like Miyazaki.

Finaly Miyazaki wrote in Post Script: "My only dream was tomakethis animation, but in modern Japan a simple story like this would not pass, at all" I think not only in Japan...

Now, you now what read more
Mar 17, 2014
WdaCdaShdaDid (All reviews)
Hayao Miyazaki fans, especially from watching "Princess Mononoke" and/or watching/reading "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind", should check this out. It's a very short and good manga by Miyazaki featuring a lot of familiar designs and storylines that fans will recognize from those stories, if not simply enjoy on their own. This also predates most of his work people are most familiar with, even "Nausicaa".

The main plot is similar to "Princess Mononoke" in that the primary protagonist, Prince Shuna, leaves his homeland in search of something - a special kind of wheat that grows in a starving world - and does not return to read more

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