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...
- Alternative Foreign Theme Song: The American release by Media Blasters replaced the song closing song Kaze no Tairiku with original score music by Michiru Oshima. It still featured the song in a separate clean closing video as DVD extra.
- Award-Bait Song: The theme song Kaze no Tairiku by Yui Nishiwaki. And this song featured on the film's soundtrack (meant to be used for the sequel that never happened).
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: The bandits mistake Tieh 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, even landing headfirst on the step without actually reacting to it.
- Important Haircut: Lakshi cuts off her long hair when she takes on the persona of a man.
- Scenery Porn: The movie has some stunning art direction.