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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
風の谷のナウシカ
(Kaze no Tani no Naushika)
GenreAdventure, science fiction, fantasy[1]
Manga
Written byHayao Miyazaki
Published byTokuma Shoten
English publisher
MagazineAnimage
Original runFebruary 1982March 1994
Volumes7
Movie

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ Kaze no tani no Naushika?) is a manga work of Hayao Miyazaki's., and then later made into an anime.

Summary

A young princess makes various questions between right or wrong in the world.

Setting

The world of is filled with large, carnivorous insects in the poisonous jungle while it grows slowly.

Manga

The manga lasted from 1982 and to 1994.

Anime

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Directed byHayao Miyazaki
Produced byIsao Takahata
Written byHayao Miyazaki
Music byJoe Hisaishi
CinematographyHideshi Kyonen
Edited byNaoki Kaneko
Tomoko Kida
Shiyoji Sakai
Release date
JPN March 4, 1984
NA February 22, 2005
Running time
116 min.
Country Japan
LanguageJapanese

The movie premiered in 1984 and follows the same plot as the manga, but it is less developed. It has several famous English actors, including Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, Shia LaBeouf and Mark Hamill. It sold more than 1 million tickets when it came out, and it first came out in North America in the 1980s, but was called Warriors of the Wind. It was a cut version of the movie, losing 30 minutes of the movie that the editors called "slow-moving", and the voice actors were never told the plot of the movie. The emphasis that the movie had on environmentalism was diluted because of the cuts, and there was next to no character development. Miyazaki dislikes this version of the movie a lot, and made a "no cuts" clause to make sure this doesn't happen again. The uncut version of the movie was re-released in 2005 on DVD, and won a set of 3 film awards in 1985.[2]

Cast

Character Japanese English 1985 dub English 2005 dub
Narrator (none) Hal Smith Tony Jay
Nausicaä/Princess Zandra Sumi Shimamoto Susan Davis Alison Lohman
Lord Yupa Goro Naya Hal Smith Patrick Stewart
Kushana Yoshiko Sakakibara Uma Thurman
Kurotowa Iemasa Kayumi Chris Sarandon
Mito Ichirō Nagai Edward James Olmos
Lastelle Miina Tominaga Emily Bauer
Asbel Yōji Matsuda Cam Clarke Shia LaBeouf
Mayor of Pejite Makoto Terada Mark Hamill
Obaba Hisako Kyōda Tress MacNeille
King Jihl Mahito Tsujimura Mark Silverman
Muzu   James Arnold Taylor
Gikuri Jōji Yanami Jeff Bennett
Lastelle's Mother Akiko Tsuboi Jodi Benson
Gol Kōhei Miyauchi Frank Welker

References