In Celebration of Mr Miyazaki Birthday in January we have put together this quick 5 DID YOU KNOW FACTS about Nausicaa the valley of the wind and of course it director and creator Mr Miyazaki
DID YOU KNOW?
- That before the film was even created, it was actually a Manga series first. It had 7 volumes. It started out as sketches in his book and than an agreement was made with Miyazaki to turn it into a manga.
- Miyazaki declined Mr Yasuyoshi Tokuma suggestion / invitation to turn Nausicaa of the valley of the winds into a film adaption. Miyazaki did of course agree however on a condition that he is the one to direct it.
- The film pre-production began 31 May 1983 and the film was released on 11 March 1984
- The film grossed 1,48 billion yen at the box office and made 742 million yen in distribution sales. WOW !!
- Nausicaa of the valley of the winds is often considered as a Studio Ghibli Film however this is not true. As Studio Ghibli was only created in 1985 over a year later of its release.
5 Things you now know about Nausicaa valley of the wind and Mr Miyazaki. More post coming soon about Mr Miyzazki and Studio Ghibli.