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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
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Aaron
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The conclusion to one of the best comics of the 20th century.
Nathan
Jul 09, 2012 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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Damon
Feb 07, 2012 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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Karen
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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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.
M Grant
Reviewing all 4 books here. Beautiful artwork, incredible story line... Emotional and powerful and magical and amazing, just like the movie, a moving message.
Kate
Oct 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Wonderful, wonderful series.
Sean
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Adding a star here for the overall excellence of the series.
William J. Meyer
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My favorite story of all time. Perfect blend of mythology and sci-fi.
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Probably the best ever graphic novel. Read this!
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