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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nausicaä (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura ...
Jihl / Muzu (voice)
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Oh-Baba (voice)
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Yupa (voice)
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Mito (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Goru (voice)
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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) (as TARAKO)
Yôji Matsuda ...
Asbel (voice)
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Rastel (voice)
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An animated fantasy-adventure. Set 1,000 years from now, the earth is ravaged by pollution and war. In the Valley of the Wind lives Nausicaa, 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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A band of young warriors on the wings of their greatest challenge! (USA 1986 "Warriors of the Wind") See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence | See all certifications »

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11 March 1984 (Japan)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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| (1985) (edited)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Adapted from the first two volumes of the original manga which Hayao Miyazaki wrote and drew for Animage from February 1982 through March 1994. He took breaks from working on the manga & worked on the earlier anime films he did. The manga is longer and more complex than the movie, featuring many more characters and places. 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

Yupa: In the midst of my travels, I heard of an ominous rumor... It said that a monster from the ancient world had been excavated from beneath the city of Pejite where it had been sleeping.
Mito: A monster from the ancient world?
Yupa: It's a God Warrior.
Mito: A God Warrior? You mean, the ones that burned the world in the Seven Days of Fire...? This thing...!
Yupa: All God Warriors should have become fossils. But this one managed to sleep underground for 1000 years.
Mito: Now that you mention it, it does seem to have a human ...
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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 »

Connections

Spin-off Kyoshinhei Tôkyô ni arawaru (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Saranbande
Written by G.F. Händel
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A masterpiece, if you can find the real version
18 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

First off, let me state emphatically that I'm referring to the REAL version of the film, not the pathetic crippled creature distributed as "Warriors of the Wind" on video. Although I must admit that I first fell in love with the movie in that form, I have now seen the full subtitled version, and I place a hideous curse on those who hacked over 20 minutes from its running time.

Although the incredible "Princess Mononoke" later upstaged this early work in terms of art and detail, in many ways I still prefer "Nausicaa". Its imaginitive and well-conceived world puts me in mind of Dune with its feuding factions, its giant creatures, and its strong ecological message. Even with a rather long running time, the story moves very briskly (boiled down as it was from a very lengthy manga series). The music deserves special mention, as well, as it is a large step up from the electronic pop stylings of most anime.

If you can get your hands on a copy of the original version, you'll find it more than worth the effort.


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