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The Weathering Continent (Kaze No Tairiku) is a series of fantasy Light Novel authored by Sei Takekawa and illustrated by Mutsumi Inomata.

The series is best known in the West for the 1992 animated film produced by Production I.G (then known as I.G Tatsunoko) and written/directed by Koichi Mashimo. It was released in the U.S. by Media Blasters.

Living on a continent devastated by centuries of catastrophes; Bois, Tieh, and Lakshi are travelers heading towards Haelle Kine, where they hope to find water. After encountering a group of people who were recently murdered (quite gruesomely) and a survivor who dies due to fatigue and starvation (in addition to the two arrows in her stomach), they find themselves in the cursed Azec Sistra, a city built for the dead. Legends says that no one has ever left this city alive...

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  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Tieh. Oh boy, how. The bandits mistake him for a her, and their leader even states he is "A Helen of Troy."
  • Groin Attack: Lakshi manages to catch an attacking bandit in mid-air with a boot to the family jewels. Her unlucky victim hangs in the air for a fraction of a second before collapsing down the stairs.
  • Important Haircut: Lakshi cuts off her long hair when she takes on the persona of a man.
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  • Scenery Porn: The movie has some stunning art direction.

Alternative Title(s): Kaze No Tairiku

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