Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)
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Incredible story, Nausicaa is definitely one of the biggest heroins in the history of cinema!!
Epic story, fell in love with this movie.
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
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This movie ranks #22 in IMDb's Animation Top 50
This movie ranks #22 in Kinema Junpo's Top 200 Japanese Films
This movie ranks #24 in Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #29 in IMDb's Sci-Fi Top 50
This movie ranks #30 in IMDb's 1980s Top 50
This movie ranks #240 in IMDb's Top 250
This movie ranks #258 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide