See Nausicaä Come To Life As A Live-Action Kabuki Play

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Here’s the first peek at the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind live-action kabuki play.

You can watch the footage below.

The performance stars Onoe Kikunosuke as Nausicaä and Nakamura Shichinosuke as Princess Kushana, and it gives a kabuki twist to the costumes and set pieces.


As previously reported, Hayao Miyazaki turned down a Hollywood live-action adaptation but gave the kabuki version his blessing.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’s kabuki version runs until December 25 in Tokyo.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.