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Hayao Miyazaki

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind


Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Main Cast: Youji Matsuda, Ichirō Nagai, Gorō Naya, Sumi Shimamoto
  • Soundtrack: Joe Hisaishi
  • Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki, Kazunori Ito

Original title in Japan is 風の谷のナウシカ.

  • Cinema Premiere: November 25, 1987

What do the critics think?


8 reviews of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

  • 1. Moviezine
    8 / 10

    One of Miyazaki's earliest works continues to impress both thematically and with an imaginative visual style. - Daniel S Ogalde

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  • 2. Dagens Nyheter
    8 / 10

    It is conveyed in Miyazaki's characteristic visual way, as if lifted from all realistic claims and finger-wagging morals. Lush idyll, surprising monstrosities, somewhat recognizable yet never before articulated. - Eva af Geijerstam

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  • 3. Nyheter24
    8 / 10

    The movie is certainly a true masterpiece. - Anaïs González Cruz

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  • 4. Expressen
    8 / 10

    Tasteful and well-thought-out, socially critical and beautifully sentimental. - Jenny Rickardson

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  • 5. Sveriges Radio
    8 / 10

    Another exciting and original animated film from Hayao Miyazaki. This one was made back in the 80s and feels ahead of its time. With environmental destruction as a major threat. - Björn Jansson

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  • 6. Svenska Dagbladet
    6.6 / 10

    Here, as always with Miyazaki, there are large measures of beauty and invigorating grotesqueries. Humor and horror. As well as the constant changeability: things are rarely what they seem, a circumstance that is both frightening and hopeful. - Malena Janson

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  • 7. Aftonbladet
    6 / 10

    Princess Nausicaä is one of many flying protagonists in his strange fairy-tale landscapes. It takes place a thousand years into the future, when gigantic insects terrify the different human peoples who are at war with each other and creating new threats. - Jens Peterson

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  • 8. Dubbningshemsidan
    5 / 10

    The plot has become messy, and there are many seemingly irrelevant threads that are brought up and not always woven together satisfactorily. It's not entirely easy to understand how everything is connected, even for adults, so how children are supposed to manage to keep up is beyond my comprehension. - Daniel Hofverberg

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind has earned a total of 8 853 968 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).