Is Nausicaä Using An iPad? Wonders Japanese Site

Is Nausicaä Using An iPad? Wonders Japanese Site

Years before the Apple iPad tablet ever hit stores, similar style devices popped up in sci-fi movies, manga, and anime. The latest rediscovery of a similar device was recently spotted in the 1982 manga Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

In a post titled “Is Nausicaä Using an iPad?”, Japanese blog Kojima Piypiyo points out that a “map app” is being used in a gunship in the original manga. “The cover is cool,” writes the site. “Is that leather? Want.”

Well Kojima Piyopiyo, there are several real world options: here and here, for example.

The Nausicaä manga, written by Hayao Miyazaki, went on to become a feature animated film in 1984 — and the story goes that Miyazaki only wrote it because his producer wasn’t able to get anime funding for a project not based on a manga!

Kwinky-dink or not, Miyazaki, however, doesn’t seem to be a fan of the actual iPad. Back in 2010, the famed creator compared iPad use to masturbation. Wonder what he thinks about using one on a gunship…

ナウシカがiPad使ってる? [小島ピヨピヨ via ロケットニュース]

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