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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
"Kaze no tani no Naushika" (original title)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Fantasy  |  11 March 1984 (Japan)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.



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


In the far future, man has destroyed the Earth in the "Seven Days of Fire". Now, there are small pockets of humanity that survive. One pocket is the Valley of Wind where a princess named Nausicaä tries to understand, rather than destroy the Toxic Jungle. Note that the old US release titled Warriors of the Wind is an entirely kiddiefied version which edits the original movie heavily, thus creating an entirely different story. -Andre Written by Alan Takahashi <takahash@ntmtv.com>

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A band of young warriors on the wings of their greatest challenge! (USA 1986 "Warriors of the Wind") See more »

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Rated PG for violence | See all certifications »

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11 March 1984 (Japan)  »

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind  »

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Did You Know?


Patrick Stewart who voiced Lord Yupa also played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Captain Picard had an artificial heart that he needed installed after a run in with a Nausican (s06e15 "Tapestry). See more »


When Nausicaa is underneath the toxic jungle, and she goes under a hole through which the sand passes, Teto disappear from her shoulder, and then in the next shot, he reappears on her. See more »


Commando: That's Lord Yupa. Kill him and you'll be famous.
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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 »


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The greatest movie ever built
21 February 2012 | by (Dhaka) – See all my reviews

"Nausicaa of the valley of the wind" is about an epic story of mankind in the wastelands of polluted earth. Thousand years after the end of industrialized civilization mankind is once again in the wrath of nature as it is taking it's vengeance for the brutality it has received from the human. Although being an action packed adventure, the main story of the movie is one of the most humane stories ever told. Nausicaa, one of the most powerful characters of modern motion picture, tries to find a way to make the connection between earth and human to save mankind from extinction. I will stop here for rest of the story you have to find out yourself. I can assure you that you will not regret it. And for movie lovers it is a movie that you just cannot miss.

There are actually only three 100% real Hayao Miyazaki movies. They are 1.Nausicaa of the valley of the wind, 2.Laputa: Castle in the sky and 3.Princess Mononoke. All these films are considered as masterpieces of the history of animation. Of all the movies that Hayao Miyazaki has created "Nausicaa's" is the best. Many people will argue with me on that point because they have not seen the original uncut Disney version. If you are a people outside South America and speak in a different language than English and Disney's animations are available in your native language only then you can understand the quality of a dubbing of Disney. So please see the movie with the English dub by Disney, I am pretty much optimistic that you will surely say that "Nausicaa of the valley of the wind" is the greatest movie ever built.

NB1: Please try to watch only the Disney dubbed movies of studio Ghibli if that is not found it is better to watch it English subbed.

NB2: Try to watch the real Miyazaki movies (the three I mentioned here and whisper of the heart) in theaters or at night in a quiet place. Believe me I have tried this and I was able to understand the movies better.

NB3: one of the main problems in Miyazaki's movies is the expectation. Here are some tips the three movies I mentioned here are real movies (I don't like to degrade them by saying they are animes) not cartoons. Howls moving castle and Lupin the third are animation movies and the rest are cartoons just like cars or toy story.

NB4: Many people argue about the fact of watching foreign movies dubbed. I won't argue with them. I will just go with Miyazaki in the point, he told 20% of the movie will be lost if you read the subtitles instead of watching the movie.

Special request: because of the kidified version of "Nausicaa of the valley of the wind" many people have rated it quite badly. So please watch the movie rate it according to your enjoyment and rate my review too.

Many thank for viewing.

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