Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ Kaze no tani no Naushika) is a feature-length anime film created in Japan by animation studio Topcraft and initially released in 1984. The film was directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his manga of the same name.


  • "A thousand years have passed since the collapse of industrialized civilization. A toxic jungle now spreads, threatening the survival of the last of the human race."


  • "Yet another village is dead."
  • "The only goal I seek, Obaba, is to understand the mysteries of the toxic jungle."


  • "Ohmu, go back to your jungle. This is not your world."


  • "Why is it that everything that's good for you tastes so bad?"


  • (subtitle:) "The air is full of rage." (dub:) "The atmosphere is saturated with anger."


Nausicaä: "Kai! Kui! Do you remember me?"
Yupa: "What a strange power she has."
Nausicaä: "You must be tired after running from that Ohmu."
Yupa: "So, how's your family, Nausicaä? What's wrong?"
Nausicaä: "It's... Father can't fly anymore."
Yupa: "King Jihl?"

Obaba: "After a thousand years of darkness, he will come, clad in blue and surrounded by fields of gold to restore mankind's connection of the Earth that was destroyed."
Nausicaä: "And he will guide the people of this planet at last to a land of purity."

Mito: "It's good to hope for a daughter who's strong like the princess, but not for one who likes to play in the toxic jungle."
Nausicaä: "But Mito, that's where I found that Ohmu shell."
Mito: "All I do is worry when she's running around out there. I'd trade a thousand Ohmu shells for a good night's sleep."

Nausicaä: "What are you so afraid of? You act like a scared little fox-squirrel."
Kushana: "What did you call me?"
Nausicaä: "Don't be afraid, there is nothing to fear. I just want you to go back to your own country."

Jihl: "Nausicaä? Nausicaa! Come here! Come here, child."
Young Nausicaä: "Father! Mother's here too? Wait! Don't go this way! Stay away! Ah! Get back. There's nothing here. Stay away from me. Please go. Get back inside."
Man: "She's got a baby Ohmu."
Jihl: "The insects have bewitched her. Hand it over, child."
Young Nausicaä: "No! It hasn't done anything wrong."
Jihl: "Insects and humans cannot live in the same world. You know that."
King Jihl: "You knew that."
Young Nausicaä: "Don't kill it! Please, don't kill it! Please!"

Yupa: "In the midst of my travels, I heard of an ominous rumor... It said that a monster from the ancient world had been excavated from beneath the city of Pejite where it had been sleeping."
Mito: "A monster from the ancient world?"
Yupa: "It's a God Warrior."
Mito: "A God Warrior? You mean, the ones that burned the world in the Seven Days of Fire...? This thing ...!"
Yupa: "All God Warriors should have become fossils. But this one managed to sleep underground for 1000 years."
Mito: "Now that you mention it, it does seem to have a human form."

Yupa: "Nausicaa! What are you doing here? This chamber is filled with toxic plants."
Nausicaä: "I collected the spores and grew them down here myself. Don't worry the plants aren't poisonous."
Yupa: "Not poisonous? Its true, the air is pure in here. But I know these plants from the jungle. These are some of the most lethal."
Nausicaä: "I irrigated this chamber using water drawn from deep underground by the castle windmill. I used soil drawn from there as well. I found that with clean water and soil, the plants from the toxic jungle aren't poisonous. All the poison is in the soil. Even the topsoil in our valley is polluted. But...I don't understand. Who could have polluted the entire earth?"

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