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Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind

Alt titles: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa

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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.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1982 Original Manga
Name Role
Hayao MIYAZAKI Director
Joe HISAISHI Music
Hayao MIYAZAKI Original Manga Creator
Isao TAKAHATA Producer

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Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind PhdInCartoons 8.3/10 Mar 13, 2013
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa PhdInCartoons 8.3/10 Mar 13, 2013
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa flood9710 3.2/10 Aug 30, 2012
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Nausicaa was one of the first projects Hideaki Anno participated in. Although he drew only a few things in Nausicaa it seems that his animation had a pretty big influence on Neon Genesis Evangelion. The giant humanoids in both shows were designed by him and they do have a lot in common. Also both movies are apocalyptic, but Anno's NGE is much heavier and darker than Miyazaki's Nausicaa. If you liked Nausicaa, you should try watching NGE.

P.S. I can't guarantee you're going to like it, but giving it a try shouldn't hurt (but I may be wrong, it is the infamous Neon Genesis Evangelion after all).