First Look At Nausicaä's Live-Action Kabuki Version

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Hayao Miyazaki turned down Hollywood but OKed an official kabuki adaptation of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Via Sports Hochi, here is a first look at actors Onoe Kikunosuke as Nausicaä and Nakamura Shichinosuke as Princess Kushana.

It’s interesting to see how the character’s costumes were changed for the kabuki version, especially Nausicaä’s outfit.


The kabuki version will run from December 6 to 25 in Tokyo.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Shichinosuke and Kikunosuke... these are stage names right? I don’t know anything about Kabuki, but these names sound odd to me compared to more common japanese names.