Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
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Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

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Synonyms: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa
Japanese: 風の谷のナウシカ
English: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
German: Nausicaä aus dem Tal der Winde
Spanish: Nausicaä del valle del viento
French: Nausicaä de la vallée du vent
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 9, 1982 to Feb 10, 1994
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Serialization: Animage
Authors: Miyazaki, Hayao (Story & Art)


Score: 8.851 (scored by 1719017,190 users)
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Ranked: #312
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Popularity: #274
Members: 58,981
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Humanity, once a technologically advanced and thriving civilization, has been pushed to the brink of extinction following a cataclysmic war known as the "Seven Days of Fire." The remnants of the human race now live in scattered kingdoms to avoid the unrelenting spread of the "Sea of Corruption," a colossal forest infested with dangerous mutant insects and fungi that produce poisonous spores.

Nausicaä, sole heir to the throne of the agricultural kingdom Valley of the Wind, is thrust into a war after an ally kingdom, the imperialist Torumekia, invades the Dorok Empire. Forced to fight alongside the Torumekian military and their cunning princess Kushana, Nausicaä witnesses firsthand the horrors of war and its effect on both humanity and the environment. With her uncanny charisma and gentle nature, Nausicaä may be the only for hope for humanity as the ongoing war and the Sea of Corruption hasten the extinction of mankind.

Set against the backdrop of a devastated world, Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä depicts the aftermath of human folly and the immortal power of nature.

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VIZ Media has published Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä in English as Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in five different formats since 1988. The two most recent releases pertain closest to the original format: A 7 volume release under the Ghibli Library imprint from February 11 to September 7, 2004 and a complete box set with two hardcover omnibus volumes published on November 6, 2012. (For more details, see the more info section)

The series was also published in Spanish as Nausicaä del Valle del Viento by Planeta DeAgostini Cómics from May to October 2001 and republished in November 2013 in two omnibus volumes box set.

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Dec 11, 2022
Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind is one of those manga/films duos where, like Akira, I recommend watching the film first and then reading the manga. Get a glimpse of all the cool stuff in the world of the story, and then read the true tale that wants to be told.

Our little princess who loves bugs still exists, she still deals with the Torumekians, there’s still a forest of corruption and a god warrior… but a lot changes. In the books, the war between the Dorok and Torumekian empire for more land takes center stage. Nausicaä sides with the Torumekian princess not because they ...
Aug 29, 2022
I wasn't aware that Mr Miyazki himself had made a manga, but I guess it's not too surprising. The new Hardcover bookset is absolutely gorgeous and far and away the best way too experience the story (and is really the only reason I bought it). I wish more manga would follow suit, there is something satisfying about having 2 huge solid books versus like 8 small softcover books that will yellow and fall apart much faster.

Nausicaa of The Valley Of the Wind has a slightly sluggish start, but eventually picks up as the war begins and we get to see the plot start to ...
Jun 6, 2022
Solid post-apocalyptic fantasy manga by a as-yet-undiscovered Miyazaki. The main character Nausicaa is everything a hero should be; strong, humble pure-hearted and incredibly sacrificial. I have no doubt she served as the basis for which all strong female leads would eventually come.
In true Miyazaki fashion we have deep philosophy on war, differing culture and the human spirit and I would argue we've never seen it done better then here. The unfolding story refuses to let you think the bad guys are bad guys for too long as perspectives and motives change on a dime, making you realize how interchangeable good and evil are.
This ...

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