How Music Transforms Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

We dive into another crucial aspect of Miyazaki's masterpiece

 

When you think of what makes a Hayao Miyazaki anime film special, it might be tempting to leap right to the visuals. Sound design also plays a crucial role, though, and that definitely applies to 1984's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Based on Miyazaki's own manga, the film is considered a classic today, and that status is thanks in no small part to the incredible music of Joe Hisaishi.

 

For a closer study of just how important music and sound design is to Nausicaä, look no further than Crunchyroll's latest video. Watch as host Tim Lyu breaks it down below!

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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