This was the very first graphic novel I ever bought, back in the early 90s. I managed to get the first 5 volumes from thi...moreThis is for the whole series.
This was the very first graphic novel I ever bought, back in the early 90s. I managed to get the first 5 volumes from this version, but lost track of things when 6 & 7 came out, so by the time I came back to it, I had to opy for Vol 4 of the "Perfect Collection" from Viz whic had a bit of an overlap from where I left off, but I *had* to know how the story ended!
Don't compare this to the anime/movie version. It is SO much better! I only just watched the anime version this year, so over 2 decades after falling in love with the manga, and I was surprised at how different the movie is from the graphic novel. I read elsewhere that Miyazaki finished with the anime before he finished with the manga, and I believe it. There are major characters (well, besides the *main* characters) and major character development missing from the story in the movie version. There is so much more to the story.
Every Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli film I've seen since reading Nausicaa makes me feel like I'm watching bits and pieces of Nausicaa reincarnated here and there, in an enjoyable way.
It's been maybe a decade since the last time I read these, but after recently watching the movie version, I can't wait to wash that out with the *real* Nausicca, from the manga.(less)