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Oscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s animated movie “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” will be adapted into a kabuki production next year in a first for one of his films.

Kabuki actor Kikunosuke Onoe V, who came up with the idea to do the remake, will play the 1984 animation’s protagonist Nausicaa, while Shichinosuke Nakamura II will play Princess Kushana, the main antagonist, according to Shinbashi Enbujo Theater, where the kabuki is set to be performed in December 2019.

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