Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) (Warriors of the Wind) (1984)
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This impressive work from acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki represents a significant departure from traditional anime. Foregoing the gritty storylines, extreme violence, and adult content found throughout many anime, Miyazaki's works borrow as much from fairy tales as they do from science fiction. Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind is no exception. Centuries after war has devastated the earth, Princess Nausicaa leads the people of the Valley of the Wind. Feuding clans fight with planes and
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When mammoth dandelions puff out spores, the sight is as seductive as it is lethal.
Nausicaš is in some ways a grim and serious film, but it mixes a sweet optimism into its horror-filled lessons.
It's not only an amazing piece of animation, but an incredible work of science-fiction as well.
Gives children a legitimately hopeful and enduring lesson about doing the right thing in times of crisis.
Enjoys a visual richness and narrative ambition virtually unheard of in animation prior to its release.
Nausicaš, princess of the Valley of the Wind, is a screen heroine--or, rather, hero--for the ages.
For all its inventiveness, it doesn't really compare to Miyazaki's later pictures.
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