Thursday, April 16, 2015

A to Z Challenge 2015: N - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Welcome to the second half of the Challenge!

How many of you are left? I have come across a lot of blogs who have given up or who never even started!

Don't forget: if you don't keep your posts up to date, you will eventually be deleted from the list.

Anyway, today's story is my third Hayao Miyazaki film! In case you couldn't tell, I can't get enough of Mayazaki movies. This one is technically pre Studio Ghibli, but it's been re-released by now.

Today's 2015 April A to Z Blogging Challenge story for the letter N:

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

This one was actually a Manga first, also written by Miyazaki-san, and was then adapted into an animated feature film. Not his first film ever, but probably considered by most to be his breakthrough.

Here is the summary from IMDB:

Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writers: Hayao Miyazaki (manga), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda

That's it! Please come back tomorrow.

24 comments:

Melanie Schulz said...

There does seem to be a lot of people loosing steam, not that I blame them, this challenge is tough.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I haven't seen that one.

Fantasy Writer Guy said...

This is my fourth year doing A-Z and the first year I will make it to Z! I took a new approach. I started writing my articles on March 1st and just this week finished the first-draft of article Z. I just have a few edits and finishing touches remaining on a few posts. Each morning I just hit the publish button on a post that has been waiting in queue.

Cherdo said...

I'm still here, Matt! I'm alive and still doing the A-to-Z!

Your posts have been great and enlightening! Many of these stories are unfamiliar to me, but I'm hoping to get to know them better in the near future.

Thanks for all your hard work at keeping your A-to-Z on track!

Cherdo
www.cherdoontheflipside.com

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Would like this, been getting more into this type of film...

Anne Marie Schlueter said...

First A-Z year and still going strong =) Fun post!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Hmm, I don't think I've heard of this one before.

Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

Stephen Tremp said...

The second half of A to Z. Tine to catch that second wind, rest up on Sunday, then its that mad dash toward the finish line!

Susan Kane said...

Running across a blog that didn't even start or that stopped is frustrating. They are missing out on some pretty fine writing.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I don't know this one. My daughter might. She's a fan of this type of show.

T. D. Harvey said...

I'm still going but struggling with this challenge. I'm getting my posts done, but I'm struggling to visit and comment because my health isn't good. I'm doing what I can though :)

TD Harvey
A to Z participant
http://www.tdharveyauthor.com

T. D. Harvey said...

I'm still going but struggling with this challenge. I'm getting my posts done, but I'm struggling to visit and comment because my health isn't good. I'm doing what I can though :)

TD Harvey
A to Z participant
http://www.tdharveyauthor.com

Lisa said...

I loved this one! I also really lover her name. Wow, memories..Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

cleemckenzie said...

It's a challenge, all right! I'm planning to make it through again this year.

Haven't seen the film about Nausica, but wonder if I can get it on Netflix or online.

Keith's ramblings said...

Having the time of my life with A-Z. Don't know what I'll do when its over! There are less bloggers now and less visitors to my site too but maybe that's my fault!

David P. King said...

I'm still here! And you picked another of my Ghibli favorites. :)

AJ Lauer said...

That was one of the first DVDs I owned :) I <3 Miyazaki. Didn't know it was a manga first, though I suppose that makes sense.
Oh and I see you did Mononoke Hime for M!
You are so my kind of people!

Ann Bennett said...

Wow, I am so out of what goes on. I had never heard of Miyazaki before. The films sound good.

A to Z has been fun so far.

Jamie Ayres said...

Not doing the challenge, but just wanted to let you know I told one of my students about this b/c she's OBSESSED with the Mayazaki movies :-)

Pam Margolis said...

i'm diggin those pink boots.

That's Purrfect said...

I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge. I found your blog fascinating and am going to return to try to pick up some writing tips

Alicia Hawks said...

This is by far my favorite movie- it completely inspired me to focus on both writing and art. Fantastic that you've decided to highlight it!

Deepti Agarwal said...

This is the first time I am participating in this challenge n m loving it .. Till date i missed Alphabet "C"

http://serendipityofdreams.blogspot.in/

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I think this is my second favorite Miyazaki movie (after Howl's Moving Castle). It is just so beautiful...

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