Stunning animation, memorable characters, and a timeless message inhabit Hayao Miyazaki's earliest masterpiece. Though it's environmental lecturing is a bit obvious and it looks dated compared to Studio Ghibli's later efforts, "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" remains both a b...
This impressive work from acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki represents a significant departure from traditional anime. Foregoing the gritty storylines, extreme violence, and adult content fou... read more
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
Release Date: January 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
Stats: 4,565 reviews
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January 18, 2012
The first movie created by Studio Ghibli, this film provides a good introduction into Hayao Miyazaki's work. In the animation world, the name Hayao Miyazaki needs no introduction, the animated movies he has created surpass even that of Pixar. As far as the animation is concern,...
December 19, 2011fb1672039553
In his second film, Miyazaki more strongly makes his case to be environmentally aware than in any of his other movies. The human race is on the line, and the quaint childhood adventure movie I've grown accustomed to in his later works is replaced with a princess caught between tw...
September 23, 2011
Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind was a great debut for Studio Ghibli and is a good introduction to Hayao Miyazaki's work. The story was retold as, the far superior Princess Mononoke but Nausicaa should be as highly regarded. The animation, story and music are typical of Studio ...
July 27, 2011
A thoroughly typical Studio Ghibli movie, which means that it's charmingly and expertly animated, and has an environmentally friendly message.
I can't place Nausica√§ among my favorite Ghibli films like Spirited Away and The Cat Returns, though. Other than Nausica√§ herself, th...
June 13, 2011
Masterpiece Hayao Miyazaki animated film with adventure after an apocalypse that brings it's imaginative and well-coneived world puts me in mind of Dune with its feuding factions, its giant creatures, and its strong ecological message.
There are fantastic aerial sequences ...
March 3, 2011
No-one could ever accuse Hayao Miyazaki of aiming low. His second full-length feature, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, is a hugely ambitious epic combining environmentalism, gender politics and the respective ethics of war and pacifism. And while like so many epics it is ulti...
October 8, 2010
This was okay type. Comparing with "Howl's Moving Castle" and "Spirited Away", this seemed to be boring to me. I did liked how Nausicaa have that special power to understand animals. And I did liked some scenes. The ending where everyone thought she died made me upset too. Hayao ...
June 29, 2010
This early Miyazaki is far-cry from his best work, but it still occasionally casts a unique spell and has some good animation in it. The main problem is the uneven script that drowns itself with heavy egolocial themes and elements few too many it can actually carry. It has so man...
October 2, 2009
Not my favorite Miyazaki movie but that's not saying much because I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I found it harder to get into than some of his other works. I definitely enjoyed the premise about the world getting back at the people for destroying it.
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