Ranked #109

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


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


Score: 8.481 (scored by 76,649 users)
Ranked: #1092
Popularity: #308
Members: 114,578
Favorites: 1,374
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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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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

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Nov 25, 2015
Ghibli is a studio I usually can return to when I've had a dry spell in the shows I've been watching. I tend to get a little sick of shows that waggle indulgence and drama in your face and get so much hype that they choke out the possibility of hearing about anything else that year. So when I feel nice and disillusioned I give my Miyazaki films a reassuring embrace that above average TV and film is still there. Nausicaa is another chip off the block covered in countless titles I don't have time for amid college, so the fact that I got to read more
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Nov 18, 2015
I had the fortune of getting to see "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" on the big screen (for the first time ever!) in stark, 35mm film. It looked unbelievably beautiful, especially for a cartoon made in the 80's. Sure, it still had that 80's anime look to it and the soundtrack was totally 80's, but up there on the big screen, I don't know, it kinda took my breathe away.

The story of "Valley of the Wind" is pretty much like all his stories, which is the films strongest feature. Miyazaki knows how to tell a story. He creates these worlds, that he read more
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Apr 23, 2015

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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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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Both Miyazaki...both great storylines. Each has great elements of fantasy and action,.. and to finish.. each has an amazing OST by none other than Joe Hisaishi.  
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They have nicely similar story lines... "man devastates the earth and the forest comes back with a vengeance."

They both have good dramatic action. I personally liked Nausicaa more but the main character in that was a girl so i relate better with her than the male main character in Agito. Still Agito was a great movie with better art and graphics than the older Nausicaa. It was definitely one of the better movies i have seen lately. So if you enjoyed either of these movies, be sure to check out the other.  
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The first five minutes of the very first episode of Xam'd gave me an overwhelming Nausicaa vibe, and the feeling really hasn't diminished with successive episodes. I guess the most obvious similarity is that both feature a heroine who flies a single-person light aircraft and grows things in jars and is tough yet deeply compassionate, to the point of defending or weeping over creatures others would think of as monsters. Also, there's lots of airships and goopy stuff and morally complex war stuff and a cute animal. Basically, if you like Nausicaa, be sure to check out Xam'd. If you like Xam'd  read more 
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Both are centered around a young girl who seems on a higher level than the people around her, peace-loving but an adept fighter. They also both take place in a grim future where mankind's abuse of the environment has created a toxic, jungle-infested planet that is difficult to survive in. 
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Both are post-apocaliptic worlds with big bugs to fight ^^. The idea its diferent in both but the worlds are similar 
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