Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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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
English: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
German: Nausicaä aus dem Tal der Winde
Spanish: Nausicaä del Valle del Viento
French: Nausicaä de la Vallée du Vent
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 11, 1984
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Topcraft
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.361 (scored by 235794235,794 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #620
Members: 376,422
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A millennium has passed since the catastrophic nuclear war named the "Seven Days of Fire," which destroyed nearly all life on Earth. Humanity now lives in a constant struggle against the treacherous jungle that has evolved in response to the destruction caused by mankind. Filled with poisonous spores and enormous insects, the jungle spreads rapidly across the Earth and threatens to swallow the remnants of the human race.

Away from the jungle exists a peaceful farming kingdom known as the "Valley of the Wind," whose placement by the sea frees it from the spread of the jungle's deadly toxins. The Valley's charismatic young princess, Nausicaä, finds her tranquil kingdom disturbed when an airship from the kingdom of Tolmekia crashes violently in the Valley. After Nausicaä and the citizens of the Valley find a sinister pulsating object in the wreckage, the Valley is suddenly invaded by the Tolmekian military, who intend to revive a dangerous weapon from the Seven Days of Fire. Now Nausicaä must fight to stop the Tolmekians from plunging the Earth into a cataclysm which humanity could never survive, while also protecting the Valley from the encroaching forces of the toxic jungle.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


In 1984, the film was awarded the Oufuji Noburou Award at the Mainichi Film Awards. In 1985, the film was awarded at the Seiun Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Best Short Film Award at the Fantafestival.

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Opening Theme

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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

Ending Theme

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


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, ...
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 among the most underrated Miyazaki movies here 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 ...
Mar 17, 2019
Mixed Feelings
This movie is so embryonic, which is to be expected given it only adapts a fraction of Miyazaki's iconic masterpiece. Basically he had to conclude threads whose nature is far too mysterious to be properly developed in mere two hours. It also meant dumbing down the message to environmentalism for children and the storytelling to boring fatalism based on muh prophecy. It's a shame considering how much talent is on display here. The melting God Warrior is Anno's finest sakuga to date rightfully propelling his career forward. Joe Hisaishi has the audience earwormed in a spectacle of patient melodic progression followed by exploding crescendos. Nausicaa ...

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Almost to the 40th anniversary
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Should this be remade into a tv series or multiple movies?
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