This past Sunday, Glade and I got up at around noon, ordered a pizza with green chilis and feta (sounds weird but it was delicious) and watched Nausicaä and the Valley of the Wind, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which was a birthday present from Glade. I’ve been trying to get into anime lately and the movie seemed like a good entry point, since I voraciously read all seven volumes of the manga, which was written and drawn by Miyazaki in between Studio Ghibli films, when I came across it back in 2004.
I enjoyed the movie, even though I have the redubbed version from 2005 that features voice acting by Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, and Shia LeBeouf, which was a little distracting.
The movie only covers about the first quarter of the manga. The God Warrior is only active for a few minutes in the anime but has a prominent role in the manga.
My favorite thing about the manga, tho, is how Miyazaki blends the influence of Moebius into his style. I would love to see an anime version of Dune done by Studio Ghibli circa the mid eighties.