Creatures in Crisis: Apocalyptic Environmental Visions in Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke

  title={Creatures in Crisis: Apocalyptic Environmental Visions in Miyazaki’s Nausica{\"a} of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke},
  author={Gwendolyn Morgan},
  journal={Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities},
  pages={172 - 183}
  • Gwendolyn Morgan
  • Published 17 April 2016
  • Art
  • Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities
Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has distinguished himself from other contemporary animators with his unique style, values, and reoccurring themes of ecology, politics, flight, and Japanese culture. For Miyazaki, the preservation of Japanese cultural values is one of the main reasons why Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke have themes that focus on ecology and environment. Through symbolism, images, and story, Miyazaki integrates elements of Shinto. Followers of Shinto… 



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