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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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Alex G
Nov 06, 2015 Alex G rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Complex narrative. Maybe some influence on BIOMEGA バイオメガ 1?

What a deal! $5! used and in pretty good condition from a local bookstore in the Piedmont area of Oakland. Had to buy it even though they didn't have to whole boxed set. I have volume 1 of the big format.
KJ
Jan 03, 2016 KJ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Book 1: crying about monsters
Book 2: crying about soldiers
Book 3: crying about the end of the world
Book 4: crying about monsters AND soldiers AND the end of the world
Nathan
Aug 01, 2013 Nathan rated it really liked it
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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Karen
Mar 04, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, manga
Not sure how I felt about the ending, it was a bit odd. I see how they tried to tie in the god warriors into the movie though. Very different, the way it was done in the books versus the movie, but quite effective either way.
Damon
Feb 07, 2012 Damon rated it it was amazing
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
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Adding a star here for the overall excellence of the series.
David Robillard
Oct 16, 2014 David Robillard rated it it was amazing
Probably the best ever graphic novel. Read this!
William J. Meyer
Dec 28, 2012 William J. Meyer rated it it was amazing
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My favorite story of all time. Perfect blend of mythology and sci-fi.
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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.

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