Friday, July 13, 2012

Yoink! Nausicaa in Large Format Paperbacks

Ordered these from my fave local comics store a few weeks ago and picked them up yesterday. This is Miyazaki's most fully-realized world, and one that would make an incredible RPG setting. The new editions come with fold-out color maps and posters. It's clear from the loving details of the political and military maps that Miyazaki loved the world-building aspects as much as the storytelling. There are even color drawings of the life cycles of the flora of the toxic jungle. If you've never read Nausicaa or seen the film, I can't recommend them highly enough to you as inspiration.
The complete saga in seven deluxe volumes.
Detail of color insert.

8 comments:

  1. These look beautiful. Thanks for the pointer.

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  2. These are indeed great stories with amazing artwork. The movie was alright but the books are amazing.

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  3. I remember first seeing this movie back in the 90s when it was called Wind Warriors and made absolutely no sense at all. It was still a remarkable film, utterly unlike anything. I think I'll add the Toxic Jungle to my world as an homage.

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    1. See if you can get the current released version. The Wind Warriors version was a heavily cut version of the original film.

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    2. I have both versions and the new one is far better in all respects.

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  4. Man, coffee-table editions of one of science fiction's greatest works? As if my budget didn't have enough holes...

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    1. Lotta love out there for Nausicaa, great to read everyone's take on it. If I were asked to describe it in terms of RPGs already out there, I might say "Gamma World + Crimson Skies + Empire of the Petal Throne." Not a bad pedigree!

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    2. Nah...I'll stick to my claim of a science fiction masterpiece, up there with Stapledon.

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