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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.