Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

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Hayao Miyazaki

Writers:

Hayao Miyazaki (based on the manga by), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sumi Shimamoto ... Nausicaä (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura Mahito Tsujimura ... Jihl / Muzu (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 Rihoko Yoshida ... Teto / Girl C (voice)
Masako Sugaya Masako Sugaya ... Girl A (voice)
Takako Sasuga Takako Sasuga ... Girl B (voice)
Chika Sakamoto Chika Sakamoto ... Boy A (voice)
Tarako Tarako ... Boy B (voice) (as TARAKO)
Yôji Matsuda Yôji Matsuda ... Asbel (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ... Rastel (voice)
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Storyline

An animated fantasy-adventure. Set one thousand years from now, the Earth is ravaged by pollution and war. In the Valley of the Wind lives Nausicaä, 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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1000 years from now...the only hope for the Future is in the hands of a Princess. ("Warriors of the Wind") See more »


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Rated PG for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After the heavily re-written and edited 1985 release of this movie in the United States and Europe (as "Warriors of the Wind"), which substantially changed the movie, in addition to cutting nearly twenty-five minutes of footage, Writer and Director Hayao Miyazaki was hesitant to release any of his movies outside of Japan. Miyazaki demanded that any new licensor for his movies be contractually bound to do no edits whatsoever aside from a straight translation and dub. Disney (who bought the rights to all of Miyazaki's movies except Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro (1979)) has honored this stipulation. 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

Kushana: Nice valley. Think I'll keep it.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The film had the Toei logo at the beginning when released in Japan in 1984 but unlike the World Wildlife disclaimer (which IS included in both Japanese and some non-US releases), the Toei logo was replaced in most subsequent video releases with either the Studio Ghibli logo or an older Tokuma Shoten/Hakuhodo logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Journey Through Fairyland (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaze no Tani no Naushika (Symbolic Theme Song)
Lyrics by Takashi Matsumoto
Music by Haruomi Hosono
Arranged by Mitsuo Hagita
Vocals by Narumi Yasuda (Tokuma Japan)
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A Corner Stone
10 December 2004 | by chodenSee all my reviews

Now that everyone knows Miyazaki is a great talent and he has been doing many great stuff, his earlier works are internationally popular. After Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi, Miyazaki's well deserved fame got huge. Since his fame increased, his older works has been taken from the drawers to upper shelves and this is leading to discussions of which of his works are better than which. Kaze no tani no Naushika has been compared many times with his Mononoke - hime, however regarding how Naushika formed a perfect background for the further works of Miyazaki, this comparison is not very fair. Kaze no tani no Naushika is the basis of Miyazaki's charming mastery which becomes more and more apparent in 1990s. It features one of the greatest heroines in anime history in an unusual sci-fi environment. The story of the film shows us how resourceful human imagination can be. What makes Naushika a cornerstone is not only this efficient story telling but also the visual fiesta that it has been presented in. So lose no time in comparing this film to another, instead savor it again and again.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$495,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,736,506
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1985) (edited)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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