Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä, Made in Abyss Recommendations
Both of them have incredibly imaginative fantasy settings.
Both have stunning visual presentation and incredible landscapes and backgrounds.
Both of them have a vast amount of fantastical creatures (animals, bugs, plants, etc.)
Both of them have main characters that undergo a lot of development on their adventure and deal with a lot of hardships on their journey.
If you love the hints of extended lore, creatures and scenery, beautiful animation and soundtrack, and compelling stories of Ghibli movies, then you'll love Made in Abyss. It has a similar aesthetic to Nausicaa and Laputa in particular. As a warning though, while Ghibli movies are generally made for all ages, Made in Abyss is definitely rated R+ for a reason. Not for the faint of heart.
In the first few minutes of each, the beautiful artwork and impressive soundtrack really grabbed my attention, as well as the overwhelming sense of mystery in the environment. Young, yet intelligent females lead the stories; their selflessness and determination is made very apparent from early on. People are warned to stay away from the dangers of the unknown, but our leads face it head on. I would definitely recommend these to any fans of the fantasy genre, or anyone looking for a darker type of story.
Both have such beautifully imaginative Worlds. Its a treat for the eyes watching these and the Storys are amazing aswell!