Co-founded in 1985 by the indisputable maestro of anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli is known as a hub for some of the biggest talents of the world of manga and anime. So it doesn't come as a surprise that it would also seek the assistance of sculptor and designer extraordinaire Takayuki Takeya for the creation of a 3D figure of one of Miyazaki's most characteristic creatures, the insect Ohmu from his 1984 film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Takeya obliged and the result, the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Transparent Ohmu, is everything you'd expect – and more!
The characters for Ohmu mean something like "king insect" and if you have seen Nausicaa, you know that they can indeed get really big. The Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Transparent Ohmu isn't that big but at 230 mm (9"), it is among the bigger replicas and figures you can find! And as for design and attention to detail, this figure amply demonstrates why Takeya is considered as much a genius in his field as Miyazaki is in his. A real collector's item and a testament to the creativity of two of Japan's great artists, it deserves a place in any anime collection!
Specs and Features:
- Official Studio Ghibli/ Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind merchandise
- Made by renowned sculptor and designer Takayuki Takeya
- Color: clear/transparent
- Length: 230 mm (9")
- Materials: ABS, ATB-PVC, etc.