Mail call: Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind

You, me, and Ghibli.

Time is ticking down to our next marathon Retronauts recording session! We gotta harvest some letters, eh?

Next up is... not a video game, actually. Instead, by Patron request, we're going to step back and look at a work that has only barely intersected with video games in a direct sense but has definitely had a massive influence on the genre: Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Nausicäa of the Valley of the Wind. Here's what we're gonna talk about:

  • The original manga
  • The anime adaptation
  • The rare video game adaptation
  • How other games have taken inspiration from Nausicäa

So! Please hit us with your thoughts on any or all of the above! You can leave a comment here in the article or drop me a line at jparish [at] — just be sure to do so no later than Friday, March 22. 

Thanks, and stay tuned for more mailbag opportunities!