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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind -- US Home Video Trailer from Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind -- US Home Video Trailer from Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind -- Clip: Nausicaa's Escape
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Director:
Writers:
Hayao Miyazaki (comic)
Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 March 1984 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Miyazaki's epic masterpiece (2005 Disney release) See more »
Plot:
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
loyalty, bravery, and adventure after an apocalypse See more (167 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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)
Mugihito ... Mayor of Pejite (voice)
Akiko Tsuboi ... Rastel's Mother (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Kushana (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi ... Kurotowa (voice)
Tetsuo Mizutori ... Commando (voice)
Takeki Nakamura ... Pejite Citizen (voice)
Takako Ôta ... Pejite Girl (voice)
Bin Shimada ... Pejite Citizen (voice)
Shinji Nomura ... Torumekia Soldier (voice)
Hisako Ayuhara ... Boy (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ... Torumekia Soldier (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Newell Alexander ... (voice: English version)

Rosemary Alexander ... (voice: English version)
Tom Amundsen ... (voice: English version)

Stephen Apostolina ... (voice: English version) (as Steve Apostolina)

Emily Bauer ... Lastelle (voice: English version)

Jeff Bennett ... Gikuri (voice: English version)

Jodi Benson ... Lastelle's Mother (voice: English version)

Paul Butcher ... Child (voice: English version)
Mitch Carter ... (voice: English version)

Cam Clarke ... Prince Milo ('Warriors of the Wind' dub) (voice: English version)

Robert Clotworthy ... (voice: English version)

David Cowgill ... (voice: English version)
Wendy Cutler ... (voice: English version)

Jordan Del Spina ... (voice: English version) (as Jordan Orr)

Ashley Edner ... (voice: English version)

Ike Eisenmann ... (voice: English version)

Jean Gilpin ... (voice: English version)

Nicholas Guest ... (voice: English version)

Mark Hamill ... Mayor of Pejite (voice: English version)
Bridget Hoffman ... (voice: English version) (as Ruby Marlowe)
Sherry Hursey ... (voice: English version)

Rif Hutton ... (voice: English version) (as Riff Hutton)

Tony Jay ... Narrator (voice: English version)

Shia LaBeouf ... Asbel (voice: English version)

Alison Lohman ... Nausicaä (voice: English version)

Tress MacNeille ... Obaba (voice: English version)
Molly Marlette ... (voice: English version) (as Molly Keck)
Edie Mirman ... (voice: English version)

Richard Miro ... Child (voice: English version)

Edward James Olmos ... Mito (voice: English version)
Peter Renaday ... (voice: English version)
Aimee Roldan ... Child (voice: English version)

Grace Rolek ... Child (voice: English version)

Ashley Rose ... Pejite Peasant Girl (voice: English version)

Chris Sarandon ... Kurotowa (voice: English version)
Mark Silverman ... King Jihl (voice)

Ross Simanteris ... Child (voice: English version)

Patrick Stewart ... Lord Yupa (voice: English version)

James Arnold Taylor ... Muzu (voice: English version)

Uma Thurman ... Kushana (voice: English version)

Frank Welker ... Gol (voice: English version)

Lynnanne Zager ... (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Hayao Miyazaki 
 
Writing credits
Hayao Miyazaki (comic)

Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)

Produced by
Rick Dempsey .... producer
Toru Hara .... executive producer
Michio Kondô .... executive producer
Ned Lott .... associate producer
Isao Takahata .... producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Hisaishi 
 
Film Editing by
Naoki Kaneko 
Tomoko Kida 
Shôji Sakai  (as Shôji Saka)
 
Casting by
Ned Lott 
 
Art Direction by
Mitsuki Nakamura  (as Mitsuyoshi Nakamura)
 
Production Management
David Candiff .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Petra Bach .... supervising adr editor
Randy Coppinger .... adr recordist
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
William Komar .... adr recordist
Kazutoshi Satou .... sound effects editor
Shigeharu Shiba .... sound director
 
Animation Department
Hideaki Anno .... animator
Kazuo Ebisawa .... background artist
Tadashi Fukuda .... animator
Taidô Hanafusa .... inbetween artist
Yukiyoshi Hane .... animator (as Yoshiyuki Hane)
Takanori Hayashi .... animator
Umanosuke Iida .... inbetween artist
Junko Ikeda .... animator
Kazuhiro Ikeda .... inbetween artist
Kôji Iwai .... inbetween artist
Megumi Kagawa .... animator (as Ai Kagawa)
Yoshinori Kanada .... animator
Kazuhiro Kinoshita .... background artist
Kazuyuki Kobayashi .... animator
Kazuo Komatsubara .... character designer
Kazuo Komatsubara .... supervising animator
Noriko Kondô .... inbetween artist
Yôichi Kotabe .... animator
Kitarô Kôsaka .... animator (as Kitaro Kosaka)
Mahiro Maeda .... inbetween artist
Takayo Mizutani .... inbetween artist
Osamu Nabeshima .... animator
Kazuhisa Nagai .... inbetween artist
Takashi Nakamura .... animator
Yoshiko Nakamura .... inbetween artist
Kuniko Nishimura .... background artist
Toshio Nozaki .... background artist
Hidekazu Ohara .... animator
Tomihiko Okubo .... assistant animator
Shunji Saida .... animator
Kiyoko Saitô .... inbetween artist
Daijirô Sakamoto .... inbetween artist
Taira Sanuki .... inbetween artist
Yoshiko Sasaki .... inbetween artist
Sachiko Tada .... inbetween artist
Yumiko Taguchi .... inbetween artist
Sachie Takahashi .... inbetween artist
Noboru Takano .... animator
Tsukasa Tannai .... animator
Shôji Tomiyama .... animator
Takashi Watanabe .... animator
Yukari Watanabe .... inbetween artist
Junko Yano .... inbetween artist
Michiyo Yasuda .... color supervisor
Yasushi Yazawa .... inbetween artist
Masahiro Yoshida .... assistant animator
Tadakatsu Yoshida .... animator
Masaki Yoshizaki .... background artist
 
Editorial Department
Cory Hansen .... post-production coordinator
Fukuo Suzuki .... color supervisor
 
Other crew
Cindy Davis Hewitt .... adaptation: English version
Rick Dempsey .... dialogue director
Donald H. Hewitt .... adaptation: English version
Hiroshi Morie .... planner: Nausicaa Production Committee
Hideo Ogata .... planner: Nausicaa Production Committee
Atsushi Okumoto .... planner: Nausicaa Production Committee
Noriko Takaya .... harmony process
Tatsumi Yamashita .... planner: Nausicaa Production Committee
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kaze no tani no Naushika" - Japan (original title)
"Warriors of the Wind" - USA (cut version)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for violence (edited version) (2004)
Runtime:
117 min | USA:95 min (edited version) (1985)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:G (blu-ray) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-11 | Germany:12 | Germany:12 (uncut version) (2005) | Poland:(Banned) | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG (video) (2005) | UK:U (video) (cut version) (1986) | USA:PG (original version) | USA:PG (edited version) (2004)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
263 colors were used in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Kushana:Nice valley. Think I'll keep it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mâjan Shikaku (1988) (VG)See more »

FAQ

Is Nausicaä naked under her skirt?
What are the differences between the Old International Version and the Original Version?
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86 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
loyalty, bravery, and adventure after an apocalypse, 15 April 2003
Author: TanjBennett from Seattle

This was the film which introduced me (and many others in the 1980s) to Miyazake, and even in the form of a poor quality VHS on an ordinary TV, it was amazing. By 1984 Miyazake was already well known in Japan for his anime work in film, TV, and for the comic strip that this film was based upon.

In this early full length film he really got to spread his wings. There are fantastic aerial sequences like the jet-glider evading the flying snakes, which (this predates computed 3D, and aerial sequences are present in most of his work) are just a tour-de-force of imagination and geometry. And yet this is a world that feels very organic, not geometric, with a cast of characters drawn in a unique cross between hobo, samurai, and pirate - totally blending in to an imaginary post apocalyptic world where humans scratch out a precarious life in villages hidden in the few green valleys left in a world of desert, where the only remaining resources are wind, sunlight, and humans.

But it is also a world of enormous dangers, including airborne bandits and the strange, mutated creatures that have evolved to control the barren and scarred earth. When our heroine's valley home is attacked by raiders, she embarks on an adventure against them that will lead her, and some unlikely allies found along the way, to an eventual confrontation combining warring armies of bandits, ancient machines of infernal destruction, and the implacable, mysterious, threatening beasts which roam the badlands. The pace is swashbuckling - if this were a book, it would be one you could not stop reading.

It has the feel of the original comic books, but plays out wonderfully on the screen - you don't need to know the comics. The style is very unique. Even though it is very stylized (no photorealism here), you immediately get the feeling of the world and the characters. The story works for children of all ages (mine both first saw this before they were 6, and have memorized it long since), and combined with the wonderful visuals it is a treat for adults too. As a genre I would classify it as soft (no attempt at scientific correctness) sci-fi rather than fantasy, though some might think it more a work of fantasy. It is fascinating partly because its roots in style and action are unexpected for a western viewer. Japanese manga and stories had evolved in their own way, and although this is early Miyazake, it is already a product of that mature and distinct art form.

As always with Miyazake - if you haven't seen his work, well you haven't seen anything like it, and it is time you did.

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The story got butchered johnb820
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