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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Kaze no tani no Naushika (original title)
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Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

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Hayao Miyazaki

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Hayao Miyazaki (comic), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sumi Shimamoto ... Nausicaä (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura Mahito Tsujimura ... Jihl / Muzu (voice)
Hisako Kyôda ... Oh-Baba (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Yupa (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Mito (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Goru (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Gikkuri (voice)
Minoru Yada Minoru Yada ... Niga (voice)
Rihoko Yoshida Rihoko Yoshida ... Teto / Girl C (voice)
Masako Sugaya Masako Sugaya ... Girl A (voice)
Takako Sasuga Takako Sasuga ... Girl B (voice)
Chika Sakamoto Chika Sakamoto ... Boy A (voice)
Tarako Tarako ... Boy B (voice) (as TARAKO)
Yôji Matsuda Yôji Matsuda ... Asbel (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ... Rastel (voice)
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Storyline

An animated fantasy-adventure. Set one thousand years from now, the Earth is ravaged by pollution and war. In the Valley of the Wind lives Nausicaä, Princess of her people. Their land borders on a toxic jungle, filled with dangerous over-sized insects. Meanwhile, two nearby nations are bitterly engaged in a war and the Valley of the Wind is stuck in the middle. Written by grantss

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Miyazaki's epic masterpiece (2005 Disney release) See more »


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Rated PG for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

25 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warriors of the Wind See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1985) (edited)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The lack of color fidelity used in certain versions give many people the impression that Naussicaä flies around in a miniskirt with a bare butt. This is not the case, she's wearing pants that happen to be roughly the same color as her skin, and the "skirt" is actually the lower part of her coat. See more »

Goofs

During the invasion of The Valley of the Wind one of the large carrier planes is seen moving backwards. See more »

Quotes

Nausicaä: Every one of us relies on water from the wells, because mankind has polluted all the lakes and rivers. but do you know why the well water is pure? It's because the trees of the wastelands purify it! And you plan to burn the trees down? You must not burn down the toxic jungle! You should have left the giant warrior beneath the earth!... Asbel, tell them how the jungle evolved and how the insects are gaurding it so we won't pollute the earth again. Asbel please!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll we see life returning to normal in the valley: Kushana, Kurotowa and the Tolmekian fleet leave peacefully, after Nausicaä has unheard words for Kushana. The denizens of the Valley of the Wind replant trees in the burned-down forest. Lord Yupa and Asbel ride Yupa's beasts to the Toxic Jungle and explore it. When the text "The End" appears on screen we see Nausicaa's discarded helmet in the forest, alongside a green, non-Toxic Jungle sapling. See more »

Alternate Versions

Released in the US and Europe in 1985 as "Warriors of the Wind". This version removed nearly 25 minutes of footage (including the entire opening credits sequence, much of Nausicaa exploring the toxic jungle, Yupa and Nausicaa's discussion in her laboratory, flashbacks of young Nausicaa defending the baby Ohmu, Asbel and Nausicaa's dialogue about the nature of the poisonous forest, several sequences leading up to the God Soldier, and the entirety of the ending credits montage save for the very last shot of Nausicaa's hat). In addition, character names were changed and most of the dialogue was completely rewritten with no regard for the film's plot. See more »

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Soundtracks

Saranbande
Written by George Frideric Handel (as G.F. Händel)
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A Corner Stone
10 December 2004 | by chodenSee all my reviews

Now that everyone knows Miyazaki is a great talent and he has been doing many great stuff, his earlier works are internationally popular. After Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi, Miyazaki's well deserved fame got huge. Since his fame increased, his older works has been taken from the drawers to upper shelves and this is leading to discussions of which of his works are better than which. Kaze no tani no Naushika has been compared many times with his Mononoke - hime, however regarding how Naushika formed a perfect background for the further works of Miyazaki, this comparison is not very fair. Kaze no tani no Naushika is the basis of Miyazaki's charming mastery which becomes more and more apparent in 1990s. It features one of the greatest heroines in anime history in an unusual sci-fi environment. The story of the film shows us how resourceful human imagination can be. What makes Naushika a cornerstone is not only this efficient story telling but also the visual fiesta that it has been presented in. So lose no time in comparing this film to another, instead savor it again and again.


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