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.
I really want to give this anime a higher rating, but compared to the original manga, it lacks the depth and textual feel of the world Miyazaki had created. I understand that the movie is a limited amount of time, but overall, the film didn't feel like a complete package, something that completely draws you in. I really loved the flying mehve in the film, and the way that the Ohmu were animated. But yeah, read... read more
Story Interesting enough, a little contrived. The story is good, but has the same 'don't make nature mad or it will come get you' idea as a lot of other films and parallels can be drawn with Princess Mononoke. Animation Very well made. Excellent considering the age of this animated feature. Did a lot to create the signature Ghibli style. Sound The vocal performance is very good. I... read more
|Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind||1982||Original Manga|