“Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” Model Kit. From Bandai Shokugan's Souzou Galleria Series: a highly detailed desktop model kit faithfully recreates the Gunship from "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind." The engine part houses the battery unit which enables blue LED lighting (LRR41 batteries not included). This set consists of the Gunship body, 4 pilot figures, 2 landing gear parts, a pair of tweezers and a display stand.
Hayao Miyazaki made Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in 1984, though Miyazaki is best known as the Studio Ghibli animater, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind was released before Ghibli’s formation. Miyazaki and co-founders Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki consider it to be the foundation of their production company, since it contains the style and narrative scope the company’s films seek to achieve through animation.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is Hayao Miyazaki’s second feature animation film, but it is where he establishes themes and an animation style that appear throughout his subsequent pictures, all while boasting an environmentalist thesis within an epic-sized adventure. Miyazaki, backed by Studio Ghibli, wields animation’s power in this regard better than any other single storyteller in animation.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind serves as a model for the director’s recurrent social and dramatic themes: Miyazaki frequently uses strong female protagonists; his villains, like Kushana, often see beyond their own limited perspective to become feeling, but no less driven characters; his Nature-first, humanity-second approach to environmentalism begins here. While Miyazaki’s subsequent films contain these traits here and there, only Princess Mononoke, the younger and more virulent sibling of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, compares in its mixture of these concepts. Still, these ideas were never purer than here, put together by an idealistic young Japanese animator on the verge of changing the medium with his vision.
You don’t want to miss out on this iconic collectable of the Gunship from
"Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind."