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Shuna's Journey
Shuna's Journey | Hayao Miyazaki
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From legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki comes Shuna's Journey, a new manga classic about a prince on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land, never before published in English! Shuna, the prince of a poor land, watches in despair as his people work themselves to death harvesting the little grain that grows there. And so, when a traveler presents him with a sample of seeds from a mysterious western land, he sets out to find the source of the golden grain, dreaming of a better life for his subjects. It is not long before he meets a proud girl named Thea. After freeing her from captivity, he is pursued by her enemies, and while Thea escapes north, Shuna continues toward the west, finally reaching the Land of the God-Folk. Will Shuna ever see Thea again? And will he make it back home from his quest for the golden grain?
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everlocalwest
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Inspired by a Tibetan folktale, this is a pre-Ghibli Miyazaki story that will feel familiar to his fans. The stunning watercolors, the nature-magic commentary around environmentalism, it's all here. According to the translator a blend of this tale and Le Guin's Earthsea books are the foundation of the early Ghibli films. If you love Miyazaki, read this. If you don't yet love Miyazaki, read this and you soon will.

gossamerchild I adore Miyazaki and have never heard of this. Stacked! Thanks 😊 1mo
everlocalwest @gossamerchild awesome!! You'll love it! 💙📚 1mo
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underground_bks
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Published in Japan in 1983, two years before Studio Ghibli launched, just now published in English, this graphic novel is a gift for fans of the beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki. Inspired by a Tibetan folktale about their staple grain barley, Shuna‘s Journey is a sparely written but beautifully told and richly illustrated fable about the power of interdependence, working in relationship with the land, and sowing the seeds for a brighter future.

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jen_the_scribe
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I can‘t believe it took so long for the English translation but I‘m grateful it was published nonetheless. I‘m a huge fan of his work and just had to snag this one when it came out for preorder. It was a quick read, but I tried to savor every illustrated detail and every word. It‘s based on a Tibetan folktale but with Miyazaki‘s magical touch. It was a beautiful, sometimes eerie tale with an important hidden theme and a perfect ending.

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PNWBookseller85
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Like watching a Ghibli movie. First published in 1985 in Japan and only just now translated into English. It‘s stunning. Stunning stunning stunning. Classic storytelling. Reminiscent of Princess Mononoke and Nausica. So many stars for this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

IndoorDame I just read this one too. So beautiful! 3mo
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IndoorDame
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I had a hard time finding a book for my last #BBRC prompt #AdultAGraphicNovelFromTheYearYourWereBorn but this Miyazaki 1983 classic has just been translated into English for the first time. It‘s an amazing little story based on a traditional Tibetan legend about barley becoming their staple crop. With adaptations that tell a larger political story. It‘s beautifully done and unlike anything I‘ve read before. Very glad I picked it!

IndoorDame This is the first emonogatari I‘ve read and though I tend to love more fluid graphic novels, it took me quite a while to get the hang of reading from right to left without the guide of the traditional style of panels and quote bubbles. 3mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 3mo
Aimeesue Miyazaki ❤️❤️❤️ Spirited Away is one of my favorite movies. Well, almost all the Studio Ghibli movies are. (edited) 3mo
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I saw the physical book in the bookstore yesterday. I‘m not tempted at all🙈. Yeah, right!

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