One thousand years after the Giant Warriors caused an apocalyptic event known as the seven days of fire, humans are living in constant fear of the Toxic Jungle. This ever-spreading forest is filled with poisonous plants and gigantic monstrous insects; even the very air is deadly. Nausicaa is the kind and wise princess of a small, peaceful country known as the Valley of the Wind, which has so far avoided the spread of the forest. One night a large airship containing one of the Giant Warriors crashes into the valley. The following day soldiers from the powerful nation of Tolmekia invade the Valley of the Wind to reclaim and revive the warrior. As the only one who truly believes that there is a way for humans to live alongside the insects, Nausicaa must find a way to stop the war that now threatens her people and protect the Toxic Jungle before the Tolmekians burn it to the ground.
In the early 21st century, the emergence of an incurable condition known as B-cell growth led some of the affected to become "Sleepers" - people put under stasis until a cure could be found. Yuji Kaido is one such Sleeper who awakens, several decades later, to a horrifying new reality. Giant bugs known as Blue have invaded the Earth, eating everything - and everyone - in sight. Now, all Yuji can do is escape from the city with the ones who saved him from his inevitable death, and make their way towards Second Earth: mankind's new home in space.
In both Nausicaa and Blue Gender, the future is bleak. The world has been taken over by giant bugs. Giant insects threaten humanity's fate. The apocalyptic situations are the same within both series. Somewhere out there, there's a way to push back the giant insects. Grant it, there is no blood in Nausicaa like Blue Gender but the movie is good none the less. If you liked a hopeless future where giant bugs rule, then these both cater to your liking. Give em' a try.
I couldn't help but find myself thinking of Blue Gender the entire time i watched Nausicaa. Though very different especially where the age audience is considered, both have alot in common. They're both post apocolyptic, have huge bugs that are killing off the human race, and a planet that is trying to purify itself from humans.
Amon is a boy with mysterious powers: he can talk to the animals and float on the air streams. But Branich, the leader of the oppressive "Golden Snakes", wants to harnass Amon's power to complete "the ultimate weapon" so that he can rule the world. After losing everything that he holds dear, Amon must now fight to save his friends from destruction at the hands of the Snakes, and his very own power.
Both movies are about people fighting for their home land against the enemy that has no respect for the nature. What's more, there are many fantasy flying vehicles in these two as well as supernatural powers.
Both of these films have a protagonist, with a unique ability to understand nature, fighting against a government bent on world domination.
Juna didn't think much about daily life beyond the archery club, high school, and boys. But when an accident sent her spiraling towards the arms of death, fate intervened by giving her a second chance at life, under one condition: humanity is recklessly polluting and destroying the world, and Juna, with newfound powers of the Earth, must dedicate her life to saving it. Now, an unthinkable evil she can see with her powers is threatening Earth's very existence, and only she has the power to stop it...
Both works address ethical matters and especialy concerning philosophy of Life. Both review environmental problems and propose forms to image them into. Forms of what human is afraid. And forms, that are nothing less, but naturally spawned spirit-life-forms, that clean the Earth by attempting to digest all the poisons that irresponsible humanity produces.
I very agree that Nausicaa and Arjuna have much in common. It's two girls gaining an understanding of the unit of nature and human and both are fighting with love to make others understand and to calm the rage of nature in order to save both.
Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a small creature and decides to follow it. After chasing it through the bushes Mei eventually finds herself at the base of a large Camphor tree and as she drops through a hole in its roots, she lands on the stomach of a large, sleeping forest spirit named Totoro. The two sisters befriend the gentle spirit and are soon introduced to a world more fantastical than they could ever imagine, from playing with soot spirits to meeting a Catbus, to flying through the air and even making the trees grow. However when Mei disappears, Satsuki must call on the help of her new friends if she wants any hope of being able to find her sister...
Both Totoro and Nausicaa are from the same director, and both share the same mood. Maybe Nausicaa is not as cute as Totoro, but it's still quite a good movie to watch, so try it out!
Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.