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Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, Vol. 4 (Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind (Perfect) #4)

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A monk warns Nausicaä that omens of an apocalypse, Daikaisho, will appear soon and the forest will boil over to cover the land. His predictions appear to be coming true when she arrives in the Forest in the South and discovers Lord Miralupa has developed mutant spores for biological warfare, but the mould begins growing uncontrollably and there's no antidote.

Paperback, Perfect Collection, 272 pages
Published December 6th 1997 by VIZ Media LLC
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Nathan
The drawings are kinetic and beautiful and so is the narrative.

What strikes me the most in this story is the level of empathy that the author shows for his characters and for humanity. Characters who at first glance are "evil" are always humanized and understood. It's wonderful how suddenly and naturally hated characters can turn into loved ones. This itself is a major theme of the story, and it's a good and relevant message. The author makes a courageous effort to empathize with absolutely eve
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Damon
This whole series is one of those things that immediately after finishing I want to go back and start again. So many great scenes, great characters. It's really amazing to me how it can make you experience such a wide spectrum of emotions, and how Miyazaki can create sympathy for characters who by all rights should be wholly unsympathetic.

Again, a minor criticism of this format, though - definitely parts in this volume where the size/page layout combination made it really hard to follow the acti
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Sean
Adding a star here for the overall excellence of the series.
David Robillard
Probably the best ever graphic novel. Read this!
William J. Meyer
My favorite story of all time. Perfect blend of mythology and sci-fi.
Kate Mowery
Wonderful, wonderful series.
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宮崎 駿

Hayao Miyazaki was born in Tokyo on January 5, 1941. He started his career in 1963 as an animator at the studio Toei Douga, and was subsequently involved in many early classics of Japanese animation. From the beginning, he commanded attention with his incredible ability to draw, and the seemingly-endless stream of movie ideas he proposed.

In 1971, he moved to A Pro with Isao Takahata, then to N
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