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Shuna’s Journey by Hayao Miyazaki: Review/summary
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Shuna’s Journey

By Hayao Miyazaki

Length: 160 pages

Rating: 10/10

First Published: 2022

Get it: UK 🇬🇧 | US 🇺🇸

Last read: 2023

It’s Miyazaki, in a graphic novel, without any of the weird stuff. Beautiful hardcover, printed in Singapore.

It was first published in 1983, but only came out in English in 2022. (Predictably, it won an Eisner award in 2023.)

Wide, cinematic, slow, and easy to read. It’s like therapy for your eyes.

If you like comics, or Miyazaki, or looking at paintings/art in general, you’ll love it. The story is maybe a bit childish (as in: easy) and strange, but that didn’t bother me. It was more about the visual experience, since the text is so sparse.

10/10 would recommend. And I actually liked the foreword, which is unusual.

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