Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Meet my new baby: this is Nausicaa, my horned bumblebee nerite snail. She is very wee and delicate.

As with everyone else, her name is very nerdy. It is both the name of a Greek princess in The Odyssey and the name of the title character in Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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“I don’t want to create films as a catharsis. I want to create films through which children can see and experience something new. I want to make that one unforgettable film in everyone’s childhood, something they can enjoy for at least 30 years.” – Hayao Miyazaki

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Art by TAKUMI™ (Twitter)