Here’s an Official Postcrossing card that arrived from Russia! Here we have an image from the Ghibli film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind! This is a movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki in 1984, adapted from one of his manga titles from 1982. The movie takes place a thousand years into the future, in a post-apocalyptic setting caused by the Seven Days of Fire, where the surviving remains of humanity are settled in scattered areas around what is known as the Toxic Jungle. The Toxic Jungle is home to giant plants, giant insects, and a whole lot of toxic air. This movie centers around the protagonist Nausicaä, the princess of the Valley of the Wind, who is a skilled fighter yet pacifistic, and can communicate with the insects of the jungle. Nausicaä seeks to understand the jungle and its constituents, and often conducts experiments as she explores it in order to see how it and humanity can coexist. Challenges arise, however, when the kingdom of Tolmekia makes its intentions known to completely eliminate the Toxic Jungle using an ancient bioweapon known as a Giant Warrior, which was what caused the Seven Days of Fire in the first place. Much transpires after that, but as always, I’d like to dodge what spoilers I can – for my sake and yours. I’m still a newbie to Ghibli films (I’ve only seen four so far), but this one is totally on my radar for viewing. Thank you tons for sending this super postcard to me!