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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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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)
Contact:
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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:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A Masterpiece of Animated Cinema See more (168 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)

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:
The climatic God Soldier scene was animated by Hideaki Anno, who would soon go on to make a name for himself at the Gainax studio.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the invasion of The Valley of the Wind one of the large carrier planes is seen moving backwards.See more »
Quotes:
Nausicaä:[Trying to calm a wild Teto] There's nothing to fear...
[tries to pet him, but he bites her and holds on, growling]
Nausicaä:[winces, but says calmly] There's nothing to fear...
[He calms and releases his bite and begins to lick it]
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FAQ

Is Nausicaä naked under her skirt?
What are the differences between the Old International Version and the Original Version?
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51 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
A Masterpiece of Animated Cinema, 25 May 2005
Author: mahlersoboes from United States

Director Hayao Miyazaki won a place in my heart after I saw his 2001 film Spirited Away. I'm in no position to claim to be an expert on Miyazaki (I've only seen three of his films), nor am I really a big fan of Japanese animation; but I can safely say that Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is one of the very best animated films I have ever seen. The beauty of the animation is stunning, with its close attention to detail--every frame is constructed as a work of art--and the story is enthralling. As with other Miyazaki films, the majority of characters are much more three-dimensional that you typically get in Western animated features, and nearly all of them aren't exactly what they seem to be.

Nausicaä, which is based on Miyazaki's gargantuan Manga series, is set in the distant future, after fires destroyed much of the earth. The world is being consumed by the Sea of Decay, a toxic forest that spreads through airborne spores and is protected by giant insects called ohmu. The Valley of the Wind is one of the last pure places on earth, and its Princess, Nausicaä, is a strong-willed yet free-spirited young woman seeking to solve the mystery of the Sea of Decay. A nearby nation, which claims to have harnessed the power that allowed humans to rule the earth a thousand years before, takes over after a plane carrying a mysterious living cargo crashes in the valley. What follows in the film is a struggle, not of good versus evil, but of man versus nature. The story is complex, as is its message, and Miyazaki has ingeniously spun deep complexities into the animated characters: what look like foes may not be, and what look like friends may be a bit more dangerous.

The animation is colorful, sweeping, expansive, and beautiful, as are the plot and characters. There is an immediacy to the story that makes a big emotional impact and makes us question how we handle our position in nature. As one of the characters in the film asks, have humans become but a tribe destined to be swallowed by the Sea of Decay? It is ultimately a film about compassion in the face of violence and war, which is what makes it so different from Western features.

Disney's recent DVD release is excellent. The film can be watched either in the original Japanese audio or Pixar's dub with Patrick Stewart and Uma Thurman, and there are separate subtitles for each language track--a literal one (hallelujah!) for the Japanese track, and a more closed-captions style set for the English track. The film is so stunning in the Japanese that I have never considered watching the dub, though a fellow film buff has said that it is "not so bad." After this film was released in the US in the 1980s in a completely mangled version called Warriors of the Wind, Miyazaki suspended all US rights of all his other films until the distributor would honor the stipulation that they be released without any editing. The fact that Disney, which is known for watering down nearly everything it touches, has done this with such a non-Western-style movie is amazing.

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