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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1984) on IMDb
Rating: 4/5
“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1984) movie poster

Solid and positively delightful film by Hayao Miyazaki. Although Miyazaki’s storytelling magic is not in full force here, the meaningful and timely story has depth and develops in a way that is consistently interesting. The protagonist’s personality, resourcefulness, strength, and independence make her an engaging and sympathetic character; the other characters are well drawn and nuanced. The insects, plants, and trees that inhabit the Sea of Decay/Toxic Jungle are characterized by admirable imagination and creativity. As expected, the animation is very beautiful.

(Original title: Kaze no tani no Naushika.)