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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.

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.

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