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Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä


Alternative Titles

English: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Synonyms: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa, Warriors of the Wind
Japanese: 風の谷のナウシカ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 11, 1984
Producers: Topcraft
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.481 (scored by 84,044 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #328
Members: 126,638
Favorites: 1,620
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Ranked #108Popularity #328Members 126,638
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

A thousand years after a global war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of only a few areas still populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the Earth.

(Source: Disney)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nausicaä
Nausicaä
Main
Shimamoto, Sumi
Japanese
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Kushana
Kushana
Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Lord Yupa
Lord Yupa
Main
Naya, Gorou
Japanese
Naya, Gorou
Asbel
Asbel
Main
Matsuda, Youji
Japanese
Matsuda, Youji

Staff

Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Producer
Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script, Character Design, Screenplay
Shiba, Shigeharu
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director
Hagita, Mitsuo
Hagita, Mitsuo
Theme Song Arrangement

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"Kaze no Tani no Naushika (風の谷のナウシカ; Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)" by Joe Hisaishi

Edit Ending Theme

"Tori no Hito (鳥の人; Bird Person)" by Joe Hisaishi



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innerchihiro
Jun 18, 2009
Okay, so this is my first review, and my second favorite anime. I'm a Miyazaki fanatic, so take that into account if you must.

BACKGROUND: The most important thing to know when watching this is that this anime is from 1984 (ironic, right?) and that this is Miyazaki Hayao's second time directing (the first being Lupin III The Castle of Cagliostro, arguably the best Lupin film ever created.) Miyazaki and his producer Suzuki Toshio first met up because Suzuki, the editor of the magazine Animage, wanted some comments from Miyazaki about Lupin and Miyazaki basically told him to stop bothering him. After a while, however, read more
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Venneh
Apr 17, 2009
TITLE: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

MANGA, ANIME: Nausicaa was originally a manga with story and art done by Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away) that, ironically enough, was only created so that the movie could eventually be made, as Toshio Suzuki, the producer, couldn't get money for a film that wasn't based on a manga. It was serialized in Animage magazine from February of 1982 to March of 1994, and was licensed Stateside by Viz Media, and consists of a total of seven collected volumes.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was created before Studio Ghibli actually existed and distributed by read more
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literaturenerd
Apr 23, 2015
Overview:

Nausicaa came out in 1984 and was the 2nd movie ever directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was also one of only 2 Miyazaki movies that was based on one of his original manga. The other was "The Wind Rises" in 2013. Nausicaa is an unusual movie, so it often gets overlooked and it is probably the single most underrated Miyazaki movie in the US.

A large part of the problem was an absolutely BUTCHERED port of the movie called "Warriors of the Wind" released by Disney in the 1980s. Nausicaa was intended to teach morals to a younger audience, but was NOT purely a children's read more
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SerialXperiment
May 3, 2015
Time to look at something that has aged so gracefully that it ends up being a dozen times more impressive than anything coming out right now. There’s no getting around it, Nausicaä is one of the most influential works of art made in the anime industry. The sheer amount of passion and ambition carries over decades later to hold it up without strain, standing proudly right alongside modern creations as if it were a legendary queen.

The film opens on an apocalyptic world that has been ravaged overtime by a relentless toxic jungle. Humanity struggles to live with something so lethal, and as unrest between warring read more
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