One of Hideaki Anno’s earliest appearances animated the seminal God warrior
Considering how Anno has been working on a handful of feature films lately, including Shin Godzilla, Shin Ultramanand the recently announced Shin Kamen riderIt’s not too surprising.
How RBB today reports on a recent appearance on the Japanese talk show Bokura no Jidai, the topic a live action Nausicaä surrendered. actor Hidetaka Yoshioka said director Takashi Yamazaki (Always: Sunset on Third Street) always said he wanted to do a live action version.
“I heard that from him,” replied Suzuki, “and I always said that was a no-go.” He added: “Hideaki Anno also says he wants to do it.”
The other guest, musician Aimyon, said: “Everyone wants to do it [a live-action version]. ”
“The only person who doesn’t,” said Suzuki, “is Hayao Miyazaki.”
Hayao Miyazaki adapted his own manga from 1982 for the animated Nausicaä feature two years later. While technically not a Studio Ghibli movie (the studio wasn’t founded until 1985), it is now considered a standard member of the Ghibli Catalog.
Over the years Studio Ghibli has received numerous requests to create a live-action version. It allowed kabuki adaptation but has not illuminated any film version in green.
“For Miyazaki, of all the different jobs he has done, Nausicaä is the most important thing, ”says Suzuki previously said
This isn’t the first time Suzuki has spoken of Anno’s desire to return to the landmark film. Back in 2013, Suzuki wrote about the relationship between Miyazaki and Anno in the publication Bungei Shunjuu. Anno, then a dropout from Osaka University of the Arts, was hired to work on the Nausicaä Anime. As mentioned earlier, Anno was responsible for the climax of the film when the God Warrior, a giant colossus, crumbles. He worked on that 90-second scene for about three months, and Miyazaki, a difficult man to please, was incredibly happy with the work. According to Suzuki, the last scene is more or less everything Anno did in the picture.
“When I meet Anno, he sometimes tells me that he wants to make a sequel to Nausicaä“Wrote Suzuki at the time. “He considered Evangelion a continuation of Nausicaämade in his own way. It’s amazing how much he was influenced Nausicaä. Those short three months that he spent in our office ultimately defined everything about him. “
Because of this, Anno was very interested in doing things Nausicaä for years. Considering how he still has Came riders on deck, it might take a while to get there Nausicaä if Miyazaki ever gives in (that’s a big if!) But if anyone were to do a live-action movie version, it would probably be Anno.