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This is an original B2 Japanese poster, printed in 1984, for the reissue of “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (風の谷のナウシカ).
Based on Miyazaki’s own manga, “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” tells the story of Nausicaä, the princess of a small nation who lives in a world devastated by a holocaust called the “Seven Days of Fire”. She tries to stop other warring nations from destroying themselves and from destroying the only means by which their world can be saved from the spread of polluted wastelands.
While created before Studio Ghibli was founded, the movie is often considered to be the beginning of the studio because of the involvement of Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki, Hideaki Anno and Joe Hisaishi. Because of this, Studio Ghibli generally includes Nausicaä as a “Ghibli film”.
The film was originally distributed by Toei Company in 1984. However, this poster was later produced when the film was released under Daiei distribution, in the same year. Notice that, on the lower right side, it lists all of the film awards Nausicaä had won at the time. Posters for films which were re-released are referred to as reissue or re-release posters. These reissue posters are real movie posters in every sense, but they were specifically made for the re-release.
The poster does show Nausicaä in a calmer non-action setting. It has an understated dynamic and mystique to it that makes it very compelling. Look at the way the grass dramatically converges, the determined look on Nausicaä’s face and the balanced colours.
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