Kushana

Kushana

Animeography
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
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Mangaography
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
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Kushana
Princess of Torumekia, youngest daughter of the Vai Emperor.

In the anime, she lost one of her arms as a child during an Ohmu attack, and is driven by a desire for revenge against the giant insects. She intends to wipe the Sea of Corruption off the face of the earth, by any means necessary. While she is not presented as completely evil, she is definitely an antagonist.

In the manga, she has a much more complicated role, more of an antihero/ally than an antagonist. She is mostly driven by a desire for revenge against her father and three older half-brothers, whom she hates and blames for the fate of her mother. She commands the Torumekian Third Army, whom she trained personally; she is devoted to her men, and they are unswervingly loyal to her. Despite her ferocity in battle, she has a nobility of character that earns her the respect of both Nausicaä and Master Yupa. While she admires Nausicaä's pacifist ideals, she sees herself as inescapably destined to walk the path of bloodshed.

Voice Actors
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Thurman, Uma
English
Bréheret, Laurence
French
Choi, Mun Ja
Korean
Lössl, Claudia
German
Romano, Laura
Italian