Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Alt title: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa

Movie (1 ep x 117 min)
1984
4.444 out of 5 from 23,374 votes
Rank #148

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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SadisticTendencies's avatar
SadisticTendencies Feb 10, 2012
Score 8/10

The first time I watched this I perceived it as an enjoyable ride, but profoundly inferior to the otherwise excellent Ghibli features. After viewing it again I've changed my opinion rather fundamentally and in this review I'll try to explain why, while trying to maintain a quick and basic approach. Story: 8.5/10 Storywise, Nausicaa combines the environmentalism that was so prominent in Princess... read more

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PhdInCartoons Mar 13, 2013
Score 8.3/10

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

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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  • Vol: 7; Ch: 59
  • 1982 - 1994

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