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Bittersweet Worlds of Magic: The Best Hayao Miyazaki Film Cosplay

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There’s just something special about the animated works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki and his teams have had an effect on Japanese animation like no other, and his works hold a special place in the world for their whimsical nature, profound messages, and signature style of art and animation.

It’s no wonder that the cosplay community often enjoys taking the mantles of many of Miyazaki’s characters at conventions and photo shoots.

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Screen & Page: Brave The Toxic Jungle In ‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind’

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Most anime is adapted from manga, often produced by the manga publisher to raise awareness and sell it overseas. But what about the anime shows or films that go the other way, adapted from the screen to the page? How do those works hold up, and what changes or stays the same? That’s what Screen & Page aims to explore.

Today, we're looking at the feature film that launched the legendary Hayao Miyazaki's career, and the acclaimed manga that inspired it: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind!

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A Life In Motion: A Birthday Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

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Today marks the birthday of one of far-and-away the most talented, hard-working animators working in the last century: Hayao Miyazaki. He’s been called the Japanese answer to Walt Disney or Steven Spielberg, but all comparisons aside, Miyazaki's work is unmistakably his own.

Miyazaki’s art shows clear, fluid motions, with an emphasis on emotions and expressiveness, and lush, evocative backgrounds. He’s probably best known to American audiences for his work on the films Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, but his longest serialized work is the manga Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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Link Ink: ‘Arrow’ Gets Assassins In Season 2, Buell On ‘Power Rangers’ And ‘Nausicaa 2?’

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Read on for Thursday links aplenty.

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Studio Ghibli’s Full ‘Giant God Warrior’ Short Appears Online [Video]

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Whether you're an avid fan of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga, its 1984 Studio Ghibli anime adaptation, Neon Genesis Evangelion or... just awesome things in general... you may want to sit down before watching the recently released Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo short...

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Link Ink: Marvel Post-it Note Art, More Hero Initiative Donations and Nintendominos

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Office Supplies: As part of its promotions for The Avengers movie, Marvel has released pixel art templates of each of the film's heroes that fans can assemble using Post-it notes.

Donations: The Hero Initiative has received $2,871 in Avengers movie related donations (up from around $1,000 last week)...

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Link Ink: Stan Lee Webslings, Game of Pirates and Animated ‘Battleship’ Bricks

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Gaming: Stan Lee continues to swing in the latest image promoting his Amazon preorder exclusive playability in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man game.

Publishers: SLG Publishing has applied for a Chase Bank and LivingSocial's Mission: Small Business program grant, which, if obtained, would supply the company with $250,000 if received...

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Link Ink: The Amazing Spider-Menace, Dazzler’s Dismay and the Changing Faces of Hot Toys

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Movies: Captain George Stacy takes aim at Spidey in some viral promo jazz for The Amazing Spider-Man movie.

Gaming: Preordering the PC and/or Mac version of Telltale's The Walking Dead game could score your undead likeness an in-game appearance...

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Miyazaki Roundup: Porco Rosso Sequel and ‘Nausicaa’ Streaming Free Online

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If you're a fan of acclaimed Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki, then you'll likely be giddy at the news that the visionary director is considering a sequel to "Porco Rosso," his 1992 film about a pig-faced fighter pilot during World War I, to say nothing of the awesomeness that is Google Videos' new free-to-stream version of "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind...

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