The Art of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

October 30, 2020
The Art of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

An epic fantasy written and illustrated by the legendarydirector Hayao Miyazaki! An addition to the perennially popularline of Studio Ghibli art books—which include interviews, conceptsketches, and finished animation cels—of classic animated filmssuch as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Hayao Miyazaki’sNausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, wasreleased in 1984 and has been a cult classic ever since. In along-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster.The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay,an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and poisonousspores. Beyond the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom ofbarely 500 citizens and home to Nausicaä, who risks everything tosave her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includessketches, developmental water colors, cel animation, and more.