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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:
The greatest movie ever built 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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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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Trivia:
Many of the pieces of technology that the Tolmekians use bear a passing visual resemblance to German technology from the WWII era. For example, their large transport airships are visually similar to the ME 323 "Gigant" transport plane, their weapons are reminiscent of FG-42 paratrooper rifles, and their tanks appear similar to Sturmhaubitze 42 assault guns.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the climactic battle scene, the design of Ohbaba's headband changes several times. It sometimes has gold beads instead of gold-circled turquoise beads on the end-pieces, and alternately terminates with a single or a double line of cord.See more »
Quotes:
Nausicaä:It's so beautiful. It's hard to believe these spores could kill me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Rescuers Down Under (1990)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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31 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
The greatest movie ever built, 21 February 2012
Author: nibir201199 from Dhaka

"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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