"I die a free man!"
Shares a lot of DNA with my favorite Miyazaki, Castle in the Sky, but significantly darker, the violence in this is much less cartoonish. Both also find Miyazaki exploring how imperialism and industrialism cuts off our relationship to the natural world. In Nausicaa there are no floating cities, no ways to truly cut yourself off from the natural world: as hard as you try, the jungle spreads into your home. While the Tolmekians attempt to wage war on the jungle…