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Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

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
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.481 (scored by 67326 users)
Ranked: #1172
Popularity: #272
Members: 99,881
Favorites: 1,169
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

Characters & Voice Actors

Nausicaä
Nausicaä
Main
Shimamoto, Sumi
Japanese
Shimamoto, Sumi
Lohman, Alison
English
Lohman, Alison
...
Lord Yupa
Lord Yupa
Main
Naya, Goro
Japanese
Naya, Goro
Stewart, Patrick
English
Stewart, Patrick
...
Kushana
Kushana
Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Thurman, Uma
English
Thurman, Uma
...
Asbel
Asbel
Main
Matsuda, Youji
Japanese
Matsuda, Youji
LaBeouf, Shia
English
LaBeouf, Shia
...

Staff

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



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Jun 18, 2009
innerchihiro
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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Mar 4, 2008
ardele7
This is definitely the best you can get in two hours.

Story: it does not follow the dreamy and surreal sequencing of the newer Ghibli films; after watching this and comparing it with other Ghibli films it was almost as if Miyazaki had written everything he wanted to say in this earlier film. If you are interested in Miyazaki's themes you will appreciate everything tied up together and presented beautifully (and logically) for you.

Art: amazing depictions of nature; made horrendous creatures look beautiful "naturally" even though they are made up. The ending contain the "original" warm fuzzy scenery that inspires those like haibane renmei. read more
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Apr 17, 2009
Venneh
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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Mar 13, 2008
Phill-z
When I talk about Miyazaki, I usually speak about how he tends to just narrowly miss the mark of making an amazing film. Nausicaa is a perfect example of how Miyazaki narrowly misses the mark of creating a truly magnificent film. However, Nausicaa shows perfectly Miyazaki's attitudes towards living with nature instead of trying to exploit it.

Story: The story isn't interesting, well, the basic storyline isn't all that much to really care about. There are a bunch of Deus ex Machina (god from the machine) that just really, really bugged me. Nausicaa herself is a basic Miyazaki protagonist, she doesn't read more
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Recommendations

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.
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 and you've never seen Nausicaa... have you been living under a rock? It's a classic!
Both have girls who care for animals which are misunderstood and often violent.
Both have huge insects and plenty of action
they have strong strange princesses in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere. both nausicaa and Arete feel for creatures that are scorned be man. the big diffrence is one is fantasy and the other scifi. Post-apocalyptic fantasy?

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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