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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) More at IMDbPro »Kaze no tani no Naushika (original title)

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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:
A masterpiece, if you can find the real version See more (166 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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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:
The military planes invading the Valley have yellow wingtip undersides. Hitler's Luftwaffe had similar yellow identification markings during German invasions of surrounding countries.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:
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 form.
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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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142 out of 155 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece, if you can find the real version, 18 November 1999
Author: Greg David Craft (craft@wolfenet.com) from Seattle, WA

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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