Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time. A thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire destroyed civilization, warring human factions survive in a world devastated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. The peaceful Valley of the Wind is nestled on the edge of the Toxic Forest and led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, whose love of all living things leads her into terrible danger, as she fights to restore balance between humans and nature.


  • Nausicaä (ナウシカ) - Sumi Shimamoto (Japanese), Alison Lohman (English)
  • Yupa Miraruda (ユパ・ミラルダ) - Goro Naya (Japanese), Patrick Stewart (English)
  • Asbel (アスベル) - Yōji Matsuda (Japanese), Shia LaBeouf (English)
  • Kushana (クシャナ) - Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese), Uma Thurman (English)
  • Mito (ミト) - Ichirō Nagai (Japanese), Edward James Olmos (English)

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese 風の谷のナウシカ
Korean 바람계곡의 나우시카

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical Japan March 11, 1984
Original theatrical (edited) USA June 13, 1985
VHS USA December 1985
Original theatrical South Korea December 30, 2000
DVD Japan November 19, 2003
DVD South Korea March 3, 2004
DVD USA February 22, 2005

Home video timeline

Cover Art Release Date Notes
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December 1985 The heavily edited version of the film was titled "Warriors of the Wind", and was released by New World Pictures.
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February 22, 2005 The full uncut version of the film was released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.


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