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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.

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

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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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