Review: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Nausica of the Valley of the Wind

Sebastian Manley examines Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. At the centre of Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) is the young and gifted Nausicaä, a memorably untypical princess who finds herself caught up in a struggle between the human and insect inhabitants of an environmentally hazardous post-apocalyptic … Continue reading

The Quiet Master: Isao Takahata

Only Yesterday

Melanie Cheung takes a look at long underrated anime visionary and co-director of the Studio Ghibli film studio, Isao Takahata. No other director is more renowned or celebrated in the world of anime than Hayao Miyazaki, head of Studio Ghibli, whose imaginative vision brought us Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo to name just … Continue reading