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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika) (1984)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
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Sumi Shimamoto

Sumi Shimamoto

Nausicaä
Hisako Kyôda

Hisako Kyôda

Oh-Baba
Jôji Yanami

Jôji Yanami

Gikkuri


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Enchanting

7 years, 5 months ago at May 11 12:29
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A captivating post appocalyptic story from around the Mad Max era. It does seem a little long, and younger kids might get restless watching, but with the utterly stunning, bedazzling visuals and sensitive character interaction it makes for a beautiful and moving animated experience like you would only expect with master Miyazaki. If that is a bit gushy fanboy sounding well ok, I can live with that... read more

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7 years, 5 months ago at May 12 22:12
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This is an amazing film. All of Miyazaki's trademarks can be found in this film. His obsession with flying, humanity fighting each other but eventually blossoming throughout times of war and uncertainty, a strong female protagonist, beautiful locations and enchanting forests, it's all there to see. I always think his films like this might be too much for children to watch, but it certainly makes t... read more

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7 years, 1 month ago at Sep 15 12:12
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Yeah well the phrase ‘being eaten alive by insects’ takes on a whole new meaning here. Made in 1984 this film is set 1 000 years into the future after our planet has been poisoned and made toxic by humans. The very spunky Princess Nausicaä leads the battle front on about three angles at any one time, so things can get intertwined and complicated, but don’t be put off. I love the way enemie... read more
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Description: 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 found throughout many anime, Miyazaki's works borrow as much from fairy tales as they do from science fiction. Nausicaa of the Valley of Wi ... (more)
Release date: 11 March 1984
UPC: 786936175240
Anime (37), Animation (30), Japanese (21), Fantasy (18), 1980s (17), Japan (17), Studio Ghibli (17), 1984 (14), Sci-fi (13), Post Apocalyptic (10), Environment (9), Drama (8), Foreign (7), Pollution (5), Ghibli (5), Asian (4), Animated (4), Asia (4), Miyazaki (4), Science Fiction (4)
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