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  1. The Moog

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    Shuna's Journey was conceived two years before the launch of Studio Ghibli, and is loosly based on a Tibetan legend (and parts of Earthsea). Whilst Shuna resembles Nausicaa in many ways, he's actually a Prince, so not female (I had to finally read this translation to realise this). Miyazaki was developing the anime for Nausicaa at the same time it was published, so they do have various similarities. Shuna is more like a fable though, much less dense and simpler than his later work.
     
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    Thanx for that info. Looking forward to reading it. Nausicaa's my favourite of his work in both mediums, manga and film.
     
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    I know what you mean. The density of panels is hypnotic. He finished it over a very long period of time. He didnt abandon the manga version of Nausicaa, even when the Anime work became the main focus. Whenever he could, between bigger projects, he stuck with it ...

    Have you seen the Porco Rosso manga? I've got that too, in Japanese. Its not many pages but its very cool.
     
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    Glad that he stuck with it. First saw the film in Japanese, no subtitles, bootleg vhs, mid-80s. The story was easy to understand, no matter lack of translation.
    Haven't read that Porco Rosso nor seen the film. That one and Castle of Cagliastro are the only two of his that I've not yet watched. Will rectrify that asap; just ordered both on dvd.

    Laputa's another all-time fave, and same thing, first watched a bootleg dvd with no subtitles; might've even got both of those on the same day. Really, as you'd probably agree, he hasn't done one bad thing.
    Interview several some years ago, he was sadly pessimistic about humanity's future. My sense, his works are inspiring people, particularly young people right now, to do extraordinary things that benefit all of nature and will be a not-small contributing part of incredible, positive global change.
    My wish for him, that he lives long enough to see and recognize that change. He's actually kind of young, for an old person. ; )
     
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    Yeah, a lot of Ghibli i first watched were on Chinese bootleg DVD's, but at least they had English subtitles!

    Indeed, he's retired multiple times, but he always comes back for more.

    Have you seen this NHK documentary? Its quite in-depth, i've not watched it all yet. It's free to view for four more years ...

    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/playlist/115/

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    Mistyped on the Laputa bootleg; same as the Nausicaa bootleg, it was a vhs. No such thing yet as a dvd circa 1986!
    Same vendor, bootleg Akira vhs, no subtitles. That was a bit harder to absorb than Miyaki's minus English! Mind-blowing, none-the-less.

    Haven't seen that NHK doc; thanx for that tip! ~3hrs and 20min of material there; nice to have four more years in which to watch it all.
     
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    Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm Vol.3 dropped recently. I may be an old-school GITS-head and probably biased, but this Manga is very cool. Its written by Junichi Fujisaku, who also writes the 'Ghost in the Shell: Arise' anime. This manga is a bit different because there is definitely more humour than the anime versions. The artist includes gag panels in the 'Chibi' style etc occasionally, but it doesn't distract too much from the usual moody and dark atmosphere of GITS. The artwork is extremely detailed and well done. Its great stuff :thumbsup:

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    I just got myself all the Nausicaa in English (had them in French long ago).

    I am starting to read them just after going through The Incal and World of Edena. It's fun to see how Moebius and Miyazaki work with similar theme but with such different take. Today, I prefer the more subtle Miyazaki to the in your face kinda cynical Moebius/Jodorwosky work.
     
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    Have to agree, and i have a lot of both. I also love the Nausicaa manga for the large number of panels on each page. Its unusual.
     
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    'Asadora' Vol.6 has dropped. Viz's award-winning best-kept secret keeps on being awesome. A story that's perfectly paced and beautifully drawn. The realistic background of real-life events of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics combined with the fictional threat of a Kaiju lurking in the bay, and the governments attempts to keep it secret from the public, is done with confidence and bags of style.

    This is manga at its finest, folks. If you're looking for grown-up dramatic manga by a master of the medium, seriously give this one a try. You won't regret it.

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    I got my copy of Spriggan Vol.2 :thumbsup:

    If you're in the mood for a late 80's, early 90's lesser-known classic with shades of Akira, try this one. I think there will 4 volumes in total ... at 648 pages for each book that's a lot of manga for your money. Great printing and translation so far.

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