Nausicaa: My Childhood Anime

Just last night I completed watching the movie by Hayao Miyazaki: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984). I was very happy I was able to watch it because when I was a kid way back 3rd grade as far as I can remember, I watched this title dubbed in English on a local channel on television.

The only scene I could barely remember was a flying glider and a quicksand scene. Since then I have been long searching for a specific title. Until just a few weeks ago, a friend suggested a certain director named Hayao Miyazaki since he knew I was interested in anime.

In attempt to urge my anime needs I browsed some of this director’s titles. I was surprised since not only are the titles under this director high-rated, they were also noted for several awards and nominations. By accident I stumbled upon Nausicaa. I read the review and synopsis and it rang a bell in mind. So I asked a colleague for a copy of this title and watched it.

I was completely drawn into the story and felt a very nostalgic atmosphere. I then realized a few moments later that this is the title I’ve been looking for!

Synopsis of Nausicaa (taken from MyAnimeList.net)

A thousand years after a global war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of only a few areas still populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the Earth.

I highly recommend this title and other pieces directed by Hayao Miyazaki. I’m hoping that there are other newer titles that will pop out with a similar touch to his works.

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About Christian Noel

Hi, I'm Cris! I'm interested in anime, programming and photography. My profession is programming and am mostly focused in web development. I've been programming since College. What inspired me to go to programming was because I was so into the gaming industry and I wanted to create my own game.
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