Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Kaze no tani no Naushika
The film that launched Studio Ghibli has a strong message and a heart-warming story.
Dir Hayao Miyazaki
With the voices of Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda
Hayao Miyazaki’s audacious tale of Princess Nausicaä and her fight to protect the Ohmu, an insect race that is essential to a fragile eco-system, was based on his own manga. The film’s success became the foundation for Studio Ghibli, which opened the following year. The film’s central themes, such as the quest for a peaceful alternative to war and humanity’s relationship with nature, continued to populate many of Miyazaki’s other works.