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A.k.a.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Year
1984
Runtime
117 min.
Director
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
78,831
Checks
18,622
Favs
1,888
Dislikes
103
Favs/checks
10.1% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Incredible story, Nausicaa is definitely one of the biggest heroins in the history of cinema!! 10 years 2 months ago
  2. bluntedmaic's avatar

    bluntedmaic

    Epic story, fell in love with this movie. 7 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a gorgeous, early Miyazaki, based on his own manga of the same name, and it stands right there with Princess Mononoke among my favorites. It shares a lot in common with that film, in fact - an imaginative world where human pollution has created monsters, a princess in the chosen one role, and a lot more violence than in later Miyazaki animations. Like the best anime of the 80s, it's a delight to look at, especially knowing computer assistance wasn't possible. Not only is this world fully imagined and realized, but the story really doesn't go where one expects, possibly because it's collapsing a much longer time line from the manga. There's something quite poignant about Japanese creators working in the shadow of Hiroshima, whether that's a giant monster movie like Godzilla, point-blank docu-drama animes like Barefoot Gen and Grave of the Fireflies, or postapocalyptic ecological fables like Nausicaä. The specter of war and environmental disaster is very much at the forefront here, and despite it all, the titular princess and her daring-do have an uplifting effect on the audience, just as they do her people 3 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #22 in Kinema Junpo's Top 200 Japanese Films
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  6. This movie ranks #32 in IMDb's Fantasy Top 50
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  7. This movie ranks #237 in IMDb's Top 250
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