In 1984, the movie Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was released. A Japanese anime film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It’s pretty awesome. The lead character flies around on this super cool jet powered glider. Again, pretty awesome. Smash cut to modern day and guess what? Someone made a working version of that glider from Nausicaa and it’s badass! Holy crap!
Here’s a clip from the airshow where some lucky person got to fly around on it! The people at the airshow have no idea what they’re looking at. They just think it’s some crazy Japanese glider. They have zero clue that an artist invented this craft for a manga back in 1982 and it actually works! We couldn’t be happier with this story. Miyazaki loves things that fly and it shows.