History Manga / NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind

22nd Mar '18 3:41:06 AM Willbyr
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* GlassCannon: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] with [[spoiler:the resurrected God-Warrior]]. Because it [[spoiler:hatched prematurely]], just as the Ohms were charging at the humans, it was only able to fire off several powerful beams at them before disintegrating. Unfortunately, the humans were depending on it to defend against the Ohms. Had it not been for Nausicaä's intervention, the humans would have been completely eradicated.

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* GlassCannon: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] GlassCannon:
** {{Justified|Trope}}
and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] {{deconstructed|Trope}} with [[spoiler:the resurrected God-Warrior]]. Because it [[spoiler:hatched prematurely]], just as the Ohms were charging at the humans, it was only able to fire off several powerful beams at them before disintegrating. Unfortunately, the humans were depending on it to defend against the Ohms. Had it not been for Nausicaä's intervention, the humans would have been completely eradicated.



-->'''Mito''': These are some flimsy ships...

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-->'''Mito''': --->'''Mito''': These are some flimsy ships...
21st Mar '18 10:19:58 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** A less justifiable case comes from the Tolmekian airships. For all of their guns, a whopping ''four'' of them didn't stand a chance against a ''single'' Pejite interceptor, forcing Nausicaa and her band to escape with Kushana in tow.
-->'''Mito''': These are some flimsy ships...
17th Mar '18 10:01:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Kurotowa's]] actual mission was to [[spoiler:spy on Kushana, who her family expected to be angered by (and therefore defy) her orders to fly across the Sea of Corruption]]. But he knew he would suffer a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment if he went along with it.
2nd Mar '18 1:53:41 AM SpaceDrake
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** Zig-zagged examples regarding the "vegetation" of the Sea of Corruption. If fungi replaced plants as the dominant ground cover, there simply wouldn't be enough oxygen around for the giant arthropods or the humans to breathe. Fungi, unlike plants, ''[[https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080430200848AAUJAfd consume oxygen without creating any]]''. That said, that most of the larger plants in the Sea of Corruption are, in fact, plants despite their names -- breadfungus is shown to actually be a mutated tree, while the top canopy is largely Mushigo Palms (basically giant ferns).
* AuthorAppeal: Flying machines and an anti-war message -- both became recognizable staples of Miyazaki's work. Same for environmentalism and strong female characters with short hair.

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** Zig-zagged examples regarding the "vegetation" of the Sea of Corruption. If fungi replaced plants as the dominant ground cover, there simply wouldn't be enough oxygen around for the giant arthropods or the humans to breathe. Fungi, unlike plants, ''[[https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080430200848AAUJAfd consume oxygen without creating any]]''. That said, that most of the larger plants in the Sea of Corruption are, in fact, plants despite their names -- breadfungus is shown to actually be a mutated tree, while the top canopy is largely Mushigo Palms (basically giant ferns).
ferns). [[spoiler:It also helps that the entire thing is engineered, so fungi-plants that produce oxygen on top of their conversion of toxins in soil isn't completely implausible.]]
* AuthorAppeal: Flying machines and an anti-war message -- both became recognizable staples of Miyazaki's work. Same for environmentalism and strong female characters with short hair.hair (to the point that a number of Ghibli heroines are said to be "Nausica&auml-faces").
10th Feb '18 5:14:20 AM eroock
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'''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' (風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] ScienceFantasy manga [[SelfAdaptation and animated movie]] by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic forest full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the forest are kept from settling by the constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane and subsequent incursion into the Valley by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]] leads to the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...

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'''''Nausicaä ''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' Wind'' (風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] ScienceFantasy manga [[SelfAdaptation and animated movie]] by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic forest full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the forest are kept from settling by the constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane and subsequent incursion into the Valley by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]] leads to the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...
10th Feb '18 12:41:36 AM Soufriere
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''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind'' (風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] ScienceFantasy manga [[SelfAdaptation and animated movie]] by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic forest full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the forest are kept from settling by the constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane and subsequent incursion into the Valley by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]] leads to the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...

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''Nausicaä '''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind'' Wind''''' (風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] ScienceFantasy manga [[SelfAdaptation and animated movie]] by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic forest full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the forest are kept from settling by the constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane and subsequent incursion into the Valley by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]] leads to the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...



** Zig-zagged examples regarding the "vegetation" of the Sea of Corruption. If fungi replaced plants as the dominant ground cover, there simply wouldn't be enough oxygen around for the giant arthropods or the humans to breathe. Fungi, unlike plants, ''[[https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080430200848AAUJAfd consume oxygen without creating any]]''. That said, that most of the larger plants in the Sea of Corruption are, in fact, plants despite their names -- breadfungus is shown to actually be a mutated tree, while the top canopy is largely Mushigo Palms (basically giant ferns). Full an example, since the Sea is hardly a fungal jungle with so much of its flora not ''being'' fungi.

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** Zig-zagged examples regarding the "vegetation" of the Sea of Corruption. If fungi replaced plants as the dominant ground cover, there simply wouldn't be enough oxygen around for the giant arthropods or the humans to breathe. Fungi, unlike plants, ''[[https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080430200848AAUJAfd consume oxygen without creating any]]''. That said, that most of the larger plants in the Sea of Corruption are, in fact, plants despite their names -- breadfungus is shown to actually be a mutated tree, while the top canopy is largely Mushigo Palms (basically giant ferns). Full an example, since the Sea is hardly a fungal jungle with so much of its flora not ''being'' fungi.



* CoolOldLady: Obaba, when she's told to run and hide when the valley is being invading, immediately replies that she'd rather stay right there. In the 1984 dub, she asks where they think she should run ''to''.

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* CoolOldLady: Obaba, when she's told to run and hide when the valley Valley is being invading, invaded, immediately replies that she'd rather stay right there. In the 1984 dub, she asks where they think she should run ''to''.
21st Jan '18 7:02:30 AM Willbyr
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The combined whole, meanwhile - film and manga both - ended up becoming one of the most influential fantasy works in modern Japanese pop culture and its influence is felt keenly even in the 21st century. Never mind the horseclaws, ''Nausicaä'' made popular the idea of an AfterTheEnd setting with a major technological past that still influences the present, Nausicaä herself paved the way for generations of anime ''leading'' heroines, and the visual design of the Sea of Corruption and the flying ships has influenced media Japan-wide for decades. Works like ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' owe a huge debt to it, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' as a whole likely wouldn't be what it is without it, and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' owes its entire ''existence'' to behind the scenes disputes over sections of the movie and was massively inspired by parts of it. And these are just a few examples.

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The combined whole, meanwhile - film and manga both - ended up becoming one of the most influential fantasy works in modern Japanese pop culture and its influence is felt keenly even in the 21st century. Never mind the horseclaws, ''Nausicaä'' made popular the idea of an AfterTheEnd setting with a major technological past that still influences the present, Nausicaä herself paved the way for generations of anime ''leading'' heroines, and the visual design of the Sea of Corruption and the flying ships has influenced media Japan-wide for decades. Works like ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' owe a huge debt to it, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' as a whole likely wouldn't be what it is without it, and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' owes its entire ''existence'' to behind the scenes behind-the-scenes disputes over sections of the movie and was massively inspired by parts of it. And these are just a few examples.
21st Jan '18 2:04:22 AM SpaceDrake
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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release... with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation, aside from translating the credits and title logo. It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.

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The combined whole, meanwhile - film and manga both - ended up becoming one of the most influential fantasy works in modern Japanese pop culture and its influence is felt keenly even in the 21st century. Never mind the horseclaws, ''Nausicaä'' made popular the idea of an AfterTheEnd setting with a major technological past that still influences the present, Nausicaä herself paved the way for generations of anime ''leading'' heroines, and the visual design of the Sea of Corruption and the flying ships has influenced media Japan-wide for decades. Works like ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' owe a huge debt to it, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' as a whole likely wouldn't be what it is without it, and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' owes its entire ''existence'' to behind the scenes disputes over sections of the movie and was massively inspired by parts of it. And these are just a few examples.

Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release... with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — medium]]. In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation, aside from translating the credits and title logo.logo (and, resultingly, led to a decade-long export freeze of Miyazaki films). It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.
15th Nov '17 12:58:01 PM Theriocephalus
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** Zig-zagged examples regarding the "vegetation" of the Sea of Corruption. If fungi replaced plants as the dominant ground cover, there simply wouldn't be enough oxygen around for the giant arthropods or the humans to breathe. Fungi, unlike plants, ''[[https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080430200848AAUJAfd consume oxygen without creating any]]''. That said, that most of the larger plants in the Sea of Corruption are, in fact, plants despite their names -- B]breadfungus is shown to actually be a mutated tree, while the top canopy is largely Mushigo Palms (basically giant ferns). Full an example, since the Sea is hardly a fungal jungle with so much of its flora not ''being'' fungi.

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** Zig-zagged examples regarding the "vegetation" of the Sea of Corruption. If fungi replaced plants as the dominant ground cover, there simply wouldn't be enough oxygen around for the giant arthropods or the humans to breathe. Fungi, unlike plants, ''[[https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080430200848AAUJAfd consume oxygen without creating any]]''. That said, that most of the larger plants in the Sea of Corruption are, in fact, plants despite their names -- B]breadfungus breadfungus is shown to actually be a mutated tree, while the top canopy is largely Mushigo Palms (basically giant ferns). Full an example, since the Sea is hardly a fungal jungle with so much of its flora not ''being'' fungi.
15th Nov '17 12:57:39 PM Theriocephalus
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-> ''"And that one shall come to you garbed in raiment of blue, descending upon a field of gold... To forge anew our ties with the lost land."''

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-> ''"And that one shall come to you garbed in raiment of blue, descending upon a field of gold... To to forge anew our ties with the lost land."''



Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation, aside from translating the credits and title logo. It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.

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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… release... with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation, aside from translating the credits and title logo. It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.



** Zig-zagged examples regarding the "vegetation" of the Sea of Corruption. If fungi replaced plants as the dominant ground cover, there simply wouldn't be enough oxygen around for the giant arthropods or the humans to breathe. Fungi, unlike plants, ''[[https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080430200848AAUJAfd consume oxygen without creating any]]''. That said, that most of the larger plants in the Sea of Corruption are, in fact, plants despite their names -- Breadfungus is shown to actually be a mutated tree, while the top canopy is largely Mushigo Palms (basically giant ferns). Full an example, since the Sea is hardly a fungal jungle with so much of its flora not ''being'' fungi.

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** Zig-zagged examples regarding the "vegetation" of the Sea of Corruption. If fungi replaced plants as the dominant ground cover, there simply wouldn't be enough oxygen around for the giant arthropods or the humans to breathe. Fungi, unlike plants, ''[[https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080430200848AAUJAfd consume oxygen without creating any]]''. That said, that most of the larger plants in the Sea of Corruption are, in fact, plants despite their names -- Breadfungus B]breadfungus is shown to actually be a mutated tree, while the top canopy is largely Mushigo Palms (basically giant ferns). Full an example, since the Sea is hardly a fungal jungle with so much of its flora not ''being'' fungi.



** This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes, and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing in her valley and getting spores everywhere… and she noticed one of the Worm-Handlers had desecrated Lastel's grave... and their slugworms were physically violating her… so in retrospect she definitely had reason to lose her cool. But in this version she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.

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** This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes, and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing in her valley and getting spores everywhere… everywhere... and she noticed one of the Worm-Handlers had desecrated Lastel's grave... and their slugworms were physically violating her… her... so in retrospect she definitely had reason to lose her cool. But in this version she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.



* GaiasLament: The Earth has been devastated by what appears to be a nuclear war and remains heavily polluted and almost uninhabitable. The humans' inability to get along with the Ohmu (attempting to destroy them or their home) leads to…
* GaiasVengeance: It's described but not named in the movie. In the manga it's called the ''Daikaisho''[[labelnote:*]] (in "the tongue of the ancients" [that is, Japanese], it means "Great Sea Wave")[[/labelnote]] – wherein human malice causes the forest to have a collective fit, with Ohmu stampeding en masse until they die of hunger, then the spores they carry on them sprout into a brand new forest. It is stated early in the manga that this has happened three times since the Seven Days of Fire… and a fourth is on the way.

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* GaiasLament: The Earth has been devastated by what appears to be a nuclear war and remains heavily polluted and almost uninhabitable. The humans' inability to get along with the Ohmu (attempting to destroy them or their home) leads to…
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* GaiasVengeance: It's described but not named in the movie. In the manga it's called the ''Daikaisho''[[labelnote:*]] (in "the tongue of the ancients" [that is, Japanese], it means "Great Sea Wave")[[/labelnote]] -- wherein human malice causes the forest to have a collective fit, with Ohmu stampeding en masse until they die of hunger, then the spores they carry on them sprout into a brand new forest. It is stated early in the manga that this has happened three times since the Seven Days of Fire… Fire... and a fourth is on the way.



** In the manga, ''lots'' of people have this reaction. For example, [[spoiler:Charuka when he realizes what a stupid idea it is to weaponize the Sea Of Corruption and does a HeelFaceTurn to help Nausicaä]]. Nausicaä spends almost the entire last third of the story like this, for… multiple reasons, really.

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** In the manga, ''lots'' of people have this reaction. For example, [[spoiler:Charuka when he realizes what a stupid idea it is to weaponize the Sea Of Corruption and does a HeelFaceTurn to help Nausicaä]]. Nausicaä spends almost the entire last third of the story like this, for… for... multiple reasons, really.



* ProphecyTwist: ''"And that one shall come to you garbed in raiment of blue and descending upon a field of gold..."'' But the prophecy didn't foresee that the "raiment of blue" would only be so because it was [[spoiler:drenched in Ohmu blood]], and the "field of gold" consisted of [[spoiler:the shining, golden feelers of the innumerable Ohmu gathered below and around Nausicaä]]. Even the tapestry depicting the prophecy tries to subvert the audience's expectations by displaying a MessianicArchetype as a ''male'' figure of Middle Eastern appearance with some sort of brown pheasant perched on his shoulder… which turns out to actually be [[spoiler:Teto]].

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* ProphecyTwist: ''"And that one shall come to you garbed in raiment of blue and descending upon a field of gold..."'' But the prophecy didn't foresee that the "raiment of blue" would only be so because it was [[spoiler:drenched in Ohmu blood]], and the "field of gold" consisted of [[spoiler:the shining, golden feelers of the innumerable Ohmu gathered below and around Nausicaä]]. Even the tapestry depicting the prophecy tries to subvert the audience's expectations by displaying a MessianicArchetype as a ''male'' figure of Middle Eastern appearance with some sort of brown pheasant perched on his shoulder… shoulder... which turns out to actually be [[spoiler:Teto]].



* RibcageRidge: The overgrown, hollow exoskeletons of the fallen God Warriors are everywhere – in fact, a massive "skull" rising from the Sea of Corruption is one of the first images of the manga.

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* RibcageRidge: The overgrown, hollow exoskeletons of the fallen God Warriors are everywhere -- in fact, a massive "skull" rising from the Sea of Corruption is one of the first images of the manga.



* ScienceIsBad: {{Subverted|Trope}} in two ways…

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* ScienceIsBad: {{Subverted|Trope}} in two ways…ways...



** Nausicaä gets one prior to leaving the Valley for the front… although her hair wasn't exactly long to start with.

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** Nausicaä gets one prior to leaving the Valley for the front… front... although her hair wasn't exactly long to start with.



* AdaptedOut: Only the first quarter of the manga–-amounting to about two books out of seven--even existed when the film was made.[[labelnote:†]] Major characters like Chikuku, the Vai Emperor and his sons, Selm and the Forest People, and Namulith would not be introduced until years later.[[/labelnote]] But even within ''that'', some key characters are missing.

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* AdaptedOut: Only the first quarter of the manga–-amounting manga -- amounting to about two books out of seven--even seven -- even existed when the film was made.[[labelnote:†]] Major characters like Chikuku, the Vai Emperor and his sons, Selm and the Forest People, and Namulith would not be introduced until years later.[[/labelnote]] But even within ''that'', some key characters are missing.



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The challenge and response chosen by the kids guarding Kushana? "Valley - Wind".

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The challenge and response chosen by the kids guarding Kushana? "Valley - -- Wind".
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