Graphic Novel Review: Shuna’s Journey

Shuna's Journey by Hayao Miyazaki

Shuna’s Journey
by Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translator)

4 out of 5 stars

Shuna is the young prince of a poor valley land with few crops and starving citizens. An old man travels into the valley and tells Shuna about a land with bountiful wheat. Shuna leaves on a journey to bring back seeds from this land. He rides through many dangers and encounters a land full of slave traders. He rescues two sisters from the slavers, and they travel together to the edge of the land of the gods where Shuna is hoping he will find the wheat.

I loved this beautiful graphic novel! The art work is so gorgeous and a lot of the style elements remind me of some of Miyazaki’s Ghibli movies.

The story is very imaginative and sometimes wildly weird. It flows along with a lot of exciting scenes and thoughtful moments.

I love that Shuna is so determined to help his people. He has a kind and tender heart, but he is also very tough and resilient. He can be sort of grim and serious, but he has a gentleness about him too. Such a wonderful character!

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