Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä, Bounen no Xamdou Recommendations
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
Xam'd gives of a very strong Nausicaa feel. If you've seen the movie, then i'm almost certain you'll know what i'm on about when watching the first episode of Xam'd. Check it out.
The world and character designs of Xam'd are all very Ghibliesque. Nakiami is pretty much a copy of Nausicaä, with traits similar to some of Miyazaki's more stoic women. When Nakiami first appears she subdues the enraged Xam'd, similar to Nausicaä's handling of the angered Ohmu.