History Manga / NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind

11th May '17 2:20:56 PM Cieloazul
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* {{Expy}}: Nausicaä is one of Maki Oyamada, a character in the final episode of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'', "Aloha Lupin". She even shares the same voice actor, Creator/SumiShimamoto. Of course, that episode was made by Hayao Miyazaki. She also bears a visual resemblance to Clarisse from ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', another princess in a Miyazaki work voiced by Shimamoto.

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Nausicaä is one of Maki Oyamada, a character in the final episode of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'', "Aloha Lupin". She even shares the same voice actor, Creator/SumiShimamoto. Of course, that episode was made by Hayao Miyazaki. She also bears a visual resemblance to Clarisse from ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', another princess in a Miyazaki work voiced by Shimamoto.Shimamoto.
** Yupa is one of Gandalf, as ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was one of the works which inspired Miyazaki.
2nd May '17 12:42:32 PM Occidensill
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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Every significant faction has one, save the wormhandlers.

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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Every significant faction has one, save the wormhandlers. They generally feel cramped and patched together, like most technology since the remaining people no longer have the ability to construct new ones.



* AnachronismStew: A sword-swinging cavalry charge is usually backed up with machine gun fire from levitating 'bell jars'. Not to mention that the Torumekian gunship pilot uniform consists of full medieval-style plate armour complete with a conical visor helmet.

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* AnachronismStew: A sword-swinging cavalry charge is usually backed up with machine gun fire from levitating 'bell jars'. Not to mention that the Torumekian gunship pilot uniform consists of full medieval-style plate armour armor complete with a conical visor helmet.



* BigOlEyebrows: Very common among the male population of the Valley of the Wind. Usually dwarfed by their even more imposing moustaches (or BadassBeard in the case of Mito and Yupa).

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* BigOlEyebrows: Very common among the male population of the Valley of the Wind. Usually dwarfed by their even more imposing moustaches mustaches (or BadassBeard in the case of Mito and Yupa).



** Whilst almost any 'generic enemy' is faceless behind their masks or armour, the amount of headgear (or lack thereof) that they wear in more casual situations is pretty much inversely proportionate to how [[HeelFaceTurn friendly]] they are with Nausicaä. [[spoiler:Including a Torumekian princess, a Dorok high priest... hell, even a small unit of Worm-Handlers.]]

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** Whilst almost any 'generic enemy' is faceless behind their masks or armour, armor, the amount of headgear (or lack thereof) that they wear in more casual situations is pretty much inversely proportionate to how [[HeelFaceTurn friendly]] they are with Nausicaä. [[spoiler:Including a Torumekian princess, a Dorok high priest... hell, even a small unit of Worm-Handlers.]]



* SchizoTech: Medieval castles and armour coexist alongside WWII fighter planes and tanks. See AnachronismStew.

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* SchizoTech: Medieval castles and armour coexist armor coexisting alongside WWII fighter planes and tanks.tanks alongside flying battleships and other repulsor craft. See AnachronismStew.



* ArmourIsUseless: Subverted and played straight. Various armor are demonstrated to be capable of holding up under direct hits from rifles and machine guns at various points in the manga. On the other hand, an Ohmu shell blade will cut through ceramic armor like cardboard.

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* ArmourIsUseless: ArmorIsUseless: Subverted and played straight. Various armor are demonstrated to be capable of holding up under direct hits from rifles and machine guns at various points in the manga. On the other hand, an Ohmu shell blade will cut through ceramic armor like cardboard.



* ScrewDestiny: When Nausicaä finally makes it into the Crypt of Shuwa, she meets its Heart and learns [[spoiler:it's actually a bio-computer program that created the Sea Of Corruption after the Seven Days Of Fire and has been providing a steady drip of information to mankind's remnants to make the Forest spread, and will eventually resurrect the old mankind (to the detriment of the current) once the environment has been purified]]. Nausicaä does not take this well and [[spoiler:orders Ohma to destroy the Crypt, probably dooming humanity to extinction in the process]].
* SenselessSacrifice: Possibly. A squad of Torumekian armored cavalry elect to protect Nausicaä from Dorok gunfire while she makes her escape and are killed in the process. Nausicaä is horrified, believing if she hadn't been slowed down by her {{Bulletproof Human Shield}}s, she could have escaped without them dying. Though her reckless tendency towards trying to save others at her own expense makes her judgement here questionable.

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* ScrewDestiny: When Nausicaä finally makes it into the Crypt of Shuwa, she meets its Heart and learns [[spoiler:it's actually a bio-computer program that created the Sea Of Corruption after the Seven Days Of Fire and has been providing a steady drip of information to mankind's remnants to make the Forest spread, and will eventually resurrect the old mankind (to the detriment of the current) once the environment has been purified]]. Nausicaä does not take this well and [[spoiler:orders Ohma to destroy the Crypt, probably dooming humanity to extinction in the process]].
process, given that the forest is still there and still expanding, so the world is still slowly changing into one the poison adapted humans can't survive in]].
* SenselessSacrifice: Possibly. A squad of Torumekian armored cavalry elect to protect Nausicaä from Dorok gunfire while she makes her escape and are killed in the process. Nausicaä is horrified, believing if she hadn't been slowed down by her {{Bulletproof Human Shield}}s, human shields, she could have escaped without them dying. Though her reckless tendency towards trying to save others at her own expense makes her judgement here questionable.



* ZipMeUp: Kushana asks Nausicaä to fasten her armour at one point in the manga. LesYay? Of course.

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* ZipMeUp: Kushana asks Nausicaä to fasten her armour armor at one point in the manga. LesYay? Of course.



* AnArmAndALeg: Kushana lost an arm (and maybe a leg) at some point, as shown when she removes part of her armour and there's nothing underneath it.
* ArtificialLimbs / ScarsAreForever: Kushana hints at this when taking off some of her armour and shows there's no limb under it.

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* AnArmAndALeg: Kushana lost an arm (and maybe a leg) at some point, as shown when she removes part of her armour armor and there's nothing underneath it.
* ArtificialLimbs / ScarsAreForever: Kushana hints at this when taking off some of her armour armor and shows there's no limb under it.



* BugBuzz: The familar insect noises are subverted in that the flying ones sound much closer to prop-driven planes, [[FridgeBrilliance which is pretty clever when you think about it]]. Using machine noises for them [[OrganicTechnology subtly hints at their true nature]], which [[FridgeBrilliance also]] makes you wonder about {{Spiritual Successor}}s like ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' and ''VideoGame/MushihimeSama'' and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman why those two]] are ''always about bees''.

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* BugBuzz: The familar insect noises are subverted in that the flying ones sound much closer to prop-driven planes, [[FridgeBrilliance which is pretty clever when you think about it]]. Using machine noises for them [[OrganicTechnology subtly hints at their true nature]], which [[FridgeBrilliance also]] also makes you wonder about {{Spiritual Successor}}s like ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' and ''VideoGame/MushihimeSama'' and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman why those two]] are ''always about bees''.



* NudeColoredClothes: Nausicaä's tights are tan-coloured. For a while, there was a persistent belief that she was actually naked under her skirt (which would be unfortunate considering the number of times it flies up while she's piloting her glider). This can be attributed to the fact that the movie first came to the West in a cheaply-done VHS and poor-quality digisubs, which distorted and washed out the colours. The rumour was finally put to rest when Disney released the movie themselves, showing once and for all that pants are pants.

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* NudeColoredClothes: Nausicaä's tights are tan-coloured.tan-colored. For a while, there was a persistent belief that she was actually naked under her skirt (which would be unfortunate considering the number of times it flies up while she's piloting her glider). This can be attributed to the fact that the movie first came to the West in a cheaply-done VHS and poor-quality digisubs, which distorted and washed out the colours. colors. The rumour rumor was finally put to rest when Disney released the movie themselves, showing once and for all that pants are pants.



* SamusIsAGirl: Averted with Princess Kushana. Although we cannot really tell if it is a man or woman underneath the armour, the female voice leaves no doubt about it. Hence, her unmasking bears no surprise effect. Her real "reveal" is showing Mito [[ArtificialLimbs her robotic arm]].

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* SamusIsAGirl: Averted with Princess Kushana. Although we cannot really tell if it is a man or woman underneath the armour, armor, the female voice leaves no doubt about it. Hence, her unmasking bears no surprise effect. Her real "reveal" is showing Mito [[ArtificialLimbs her robotic arm]].
1st May '17 2:02:39 PM gjjones
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Kushana and Kurotowa just walk away after all is said and done.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Despite their monstrous actions, [[spoiler:Kushana and Kurotowa just walk away Kurotowa]] get off scot-free after all is said and done.]]



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* CanonDiscontinuity: On Studio Ghibli's now-defunct English-language website, Toshio Suzuki (former ''Animage'' editor and producer at Ghibli) had this to say about ''Warriors of the Wind'' – "We would prefer that you remove from your mind all traces of its existence." Fans have happily obliged.
12th Feb '17 12:21:56 AM NightShade96
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'''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' [[labelnote:*]](風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'')[[/labelnote]] is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle are kept from settling by the constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the Valley leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...

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'''''Nausicaä ''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' Wind'' [[labelnote:*]](風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'')[[/labelnote]] is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle are kept from settling by the constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the Valley leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...
27th Jan '17 12:53:31 PM Soufriere
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'''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' (''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous insects, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle, are kept from settling by the incessant breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the valley, leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...

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'''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' (''Kaze [[labelnote:*]](風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') Naushika'')[[/labelnote]] is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous insects, arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle, jungle are kept from settling by the incessant constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the valley, Valley leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...



Since Miyazaki's only credits up to that point ([[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro with one exception]]) [[Anime/PandaGoPanda were]] [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket the]] [[Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater television]] [[Anime/FutureBoyConan shows]] [[Anime/SherlockHound that]] he'd worked on with Creator/IsaoTakahata -- all adaptations of proven popular works -- no distributor was willing to give him financial backing for ''Nausicaä'' unless he made a {{manga}} first. So he did, publishing ''Nausicaä'' in the monthly ''Animage'' magazine beginning in 1982. Even after the film's success, he continued to occasionally put out new manga chapters, in between working on his later movies, finally finishing the story in 1994.

It is worth noting that the manga is very different from the animated version. For one, the manga's story is ''much'' more vast – introducing settings, important characters, and even entire races of people that are never mentioned in the movie (which is understandable for the ¾+ of the manga made after it). The result is two very different takes on the same basic concept, both by the same man.

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Since Miyazaki's only credits up to that point ([[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro with one exception]]) [[Anime/PandaGoPanda were]] [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket the]] [[Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater television]] [[Anime/FutureBoyConan shows]] [[Anime/SherlockHound that]] he'd worked on with Creator/IsaoTakahata -- all adaptations of proven popular works -- no distributor was willing to give him financial backing for ''Nausicaä'' unless he made a {{manga}} first. So he did, publishing ''Nausicaä'' in the monthly ''Animage'' magazine beginning in 1982. Even after the film's success, he continued to occasionally put out new manga chapters, chapters in between working on his later movies, finally finishing the story in 1994.

It is worth noting that the manga is very different diverges significantly from the animated version. For one, the manga's story is ''much'' more vast – introducing settings, important characters, and even entire races of people that are never mentioned in the movie (which is understandable for the ¾+ ¾ of the manga made after it). The result is two very different takes on the same basic concept, both by the same man.



* AcePilot: Nausicaä, of course. Also Asbel, impersonating the [[Film/TheRedBaron Red Baron]]

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* AcePilot: Nausicaä, of course. Also Asbel, impersonating the [[Film/TheRedBaron Red Baron]]Baron]].



* AdaptedOut: Oh, where to begin? A lot of it is justified, as only the first quarter of the story – amounting to about 1¾ books out of 7 – even existed at that point.[[labelnote:†]] Major characters like Chikuku, the Vai Emperor and his sons, Selm and the Forest People, and Namulith would not be introduced until years later.[[/labelnote]] But even within ''that'', some key characters are missing.
** Most notable of course is the excision of the ''entire Dorok race'', i.e. the other side in the war. They had just been introduced in the manga when the movie was greenlit. So, to simplify the narrative for the film, Miyazaki shifted their scenes to involve the Torumekians and Pejiteans instead.
*** Ketcha makes a brief appearance in the movie – she's the brunette girl who swaps clothes with Nausicaä – but she is never named, and is a Pejitei refugee rather than a Dorok.
*** In the manga, it's the Holy Priest of the Mani Tribe who "witnesses" (through Ketcha) the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy, while Obaba takes this role (through an unnamed Valley girl) in the movie.
** The Worm-Handlers are also completely absent, their scenes in the Valley being swapped for a full Torumekian invasion.
** Ohma ''does'' appear in the movie – it's hard to miss him – but is never named and almost immediately [[CriticalExistenceFailure falls apart]] after firing twice. Of course, in the manga he did not awaken (nor was he named) until near the end of the story, years after the movie came out.
27th Jan '17 12:21:40 PM Soufriere
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** This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes, and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing on her kingdom and getting spores everywhere… and she noticed one of the Worm-Handlers had desecrated Lastel's grave… and their slugworms were physically violating her… so in retrospect she definitely had reason to lose her cool. But in this continuity she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.

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** This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes, and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing on her kingdom and getting spores everywhere… and she noticed one of the Worm-Handlers had desecrated Lastel's grave… and their slugworms were physically violating her… so in retrospect she definitely had reason to lose her cool. But in this continuity version she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.



* ABoyAndHisX: Nausicaä and her pet Teto.

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** Discussed late in the manga regarding [[spoiler:Ohma]], several characters mentioning how they have to look away.
* ABoyAndHisX: Nausicaä and her pet Squirrel-Fox Teto.



* DoomedHometown: Pejitei. ''How'' it's doomed depends on which version – in the movie, [[spoiler:the Tolmekians lured several dozen spore-carrying Ohmu into the heart of the city]]; in the manga, [[spoiler:the Torumekians simply show up one night and slaughter everyone except for Lastel's refugee ship]].
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Subverted by Kurotowa. While he's ecstatic to be in charge when it seems Kushana has been killed, when she shows up, he sighs and gives up the position quickly and continues being her toadie.

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* DoomedHometown: Pejitei. ''How'' it's doomed depends on which version – in the movie, [[spoiler:the Tolmekians lured Pejiteans lure several dozen spore-carrying Ohmu into the heart of their own city to drive out the city]]; Tolmekians]]; in the manga, [[spoiler:the Torumekians simply show up one night and slaughter everyone except for Lastel's refugee ship]].
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Subverted by Kurotowa. While he's ecstatic to be in charge when it seems Kushana has been killed, when she shows up, up he sighs and gives up the position quickly and continues being her toadie.



** In the comic, a sympathetic Dorok woman gives Nausicaä her daughter's old dress. This nearly comes back to bite Nausicaä when she returns to the Torumekians and Kushana recognizes the symbol on the dress and tries to use it as a reason to not help her.

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** In the comic, a sympathetic old Dorok woman gives Nausicaä her dead daughter's old dress. This nearly comes back to bite Nausicaä when she returns to the Torumekians and Kushana recognizes the symbol on the dress and tries to use it as a reason to not help her.



** [[spoiler:Even the God Warrior's evilness is subverted in the manga. It's not so much evil as a child, and its death by its own radiation while Nausicaä comforts it is one of the sadder moments of the story.]]

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** [[spoiler:Even the God Warrior's evilness is subverted in the manga. It's not so much evil as it is a child, and its death by its own radiation while Nausicaä comforts it is one of the sadder moments of the story.]]



** Nausicaä really does '''''not''''' want to be one, but strikes a balance between this and straight up ActionGirl.

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** Nausicaä really does '''''not''''' want to be one, but strikes ends up striking a balance between this and straight up ActionGirl.



* MasterSwordsman: Nausicaä. Whether wielding an {{ancestral|Weapon}} {{BFS}} longer than she is tall, or her signature Ohmu-shell blade, she's a whirl of destruction all on her own. Only Master Yupa stands above her.

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* MasterSwordsman: Nausicaä. Whether wielding an {{ancestral|Weapon}} {{BFS}} longer than she is tall, or her signature Ohmu-shell blade, she's a whirl whirlwind of destruction all on her own. Only Master Yupa stands above her.



* SwordAndGun: The Valley, Pejite, and Tolmekian cultures all share this aesthetic. Guns are used for ranged weapons, but everybody carries a sword or knife (or both) for close quarters fighting. As with most ScavengerWorld situations, post-industrial guns suffer from quality, maintenance, and ammo supply issues while swords are pretty reliable.

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* SwordAndGun: The Valley, Pejite, Pejitei, and Tolmekian Torumekian cultures all share this aesthetic. Guns are used for ranged weapons, but everybody carries a sword or knife (or both) for close quarters fighting. As with most ScavengerWorld situations, post-industrial guns suffer from quality, maintenance, and ammo supply issues while swords are pretty reliable.



* TwoLinesNoWaiting:
** In the film, after Nausicaä departs from the Valley, the narrative splits into two storylines – her adventures in the Sea of Decay and Kurotowa back in the Valley – switching back and forth and coming together again at the end when Nausicaä returns.
** The manga, for most of its run, juggles at least ''three'' storylines simultaneously, often more. It gets hard to differentiate them because of characters constantly meeting each other and then parting again. The only reason it doesn't qualify as FourLinesAllWaiting is because the plot moves forward despite the constantly changing perspective. Everything eventually comes together at the end during the climax at the Crypt Of Shuwa.



* CultureChopSuey: At first blush the Torumekians and Doroks seem to be generically "[[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Western]]" and "[[FarEast Eastern]]" cultures, respectively, but on closer inspection the Doroks have many similarities to ''America'' of all places. [[labelnote:Here's Why]] Their nation is made up of fifty-one principalities; their ruling class came from a foreign land and subjugated the natives; and they even have similar militaries, using an odd combination of high tech weapons and vehicles with brutish fanatical footsoldiers.[[/labelnote]] The Torumekians, meanwhile, have a lot of what appear to be {{Mayincatec}} influences in their art and designs, but also have several characters with Japanese-sounding names. This last bit is particularly strange, as the series' FantasyWorldMap appears to most resemble China's Shandong Province or something in Central America or even the American South (though it also looks a lot like the area around Japan's Kii peninsula).

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* CultureChopSuey: At first blush the Torumekians and Doroks seem to be generically "[[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Western]]" and "[[FarEast Eastern]]" cultures, respectively, but on closer inspection the Doroks have many similarities to ''America'' of all places. [[labelnote:Here's Why]] Their nation is made up of fifty-one principalities; their ruling class came from a foreign land and subjugated the natives; natives, who are extremely religious; and they even have similar militaries, using an odd combination of high tech weapons and vehicles with brutish fanatical footsoldiers.[[/labelnote]] The Torumekians, meanwhile, have a lot of what appear to be {{Mayincatec}} influences in their art and designs, but also have several characters with Japanese-sounding names. This last bit is particularly strange, as the series' FantasyWorldMap appears to most resemble China's Shandong Province or something in Central America or even the American South (though it also looks a lot like the area around Japan's Kii peninsula).



* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Kurotowa's]] actual mission was to [[spoiler:spy on Kushana, who her family expected to be angered by, and therefore defy, her orders to fly across the Sea of Corruption,]] but knew that he would suffer a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment.

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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Kurotowa's]] actual mission was to [[spoiler:spy on Kushana, who her family expected to be angered by, and by (and therefore defy, defy) her orders to fly across the Sea of Corruption,]] but Corruption]]. But he knew that he would suffer a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment.moment if he went along with it.



* HeroicSacrifice: More so in the manga, with [[spoiler:the Holy One]] dying to buy Nausicaä and the others time to escape, and [[spoiler:Lord Yupa]] first losing an arm to a grenade and then using [[spoiler:his]] entire body to shield another person from several melee attacks.



* HiddenDepths: The [[spoiler:two surviving]] sons of the King of Torumekia, at first glance, looked like two extremely lazy royals who don't do anything. But both of them actually have great appreciation for high culture and both of them are pretty good with musical instruments.

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* HiddenDepths: The [[spoiler:two surviving]] sons of the King of Torumekia, at first glance, looked look like two extremely lazy royals who don't do anything. But both of them actually have great appreciation for high culture and both of them are pretty good with musical instruments.



* {{Immortality}}: The [[spoiler:Holy Emperor]] is immortal inasmuch as his head can be cut off and he's still as jolly a fellow as ever. [[spoiler:See also DisneyVillainDeath above]].

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* {{Immortality}}: The [[spoiler:Holy Emperor]] [[spoiler:The Dorok Holy Emperor Namulith]] is immortal inasmuch as his head can be cut off and he's still as jolly a fellow as ever. [[spoiler:See also DisneyVillainDeath above]]. This is because [[spoiler:he had an operation to make his body like that of the functionally-immortal plantlike Heedra]].



* LanguageBarrier: While the languages of Eftal and Torumekia are mutually intelligible to the point they may as well be two dialects of the same tongue, neither one has any intelligibility whatsoever with Dorok. This issue comes up and is discussed often, as most characters are monolingual in one or the other. Obviously averted with telepaths, who have built-in TranslatorMicrobes when communicating psychically.

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* LanguageBarrier: While the languages of Eftal and Torumekia are mutually intelligible to the point they may as well be two dialects of the same tongue, tongue – though people ''do'' note they sound distinct – neither one has any intelligibility whatsoever with Dorok. This issue comes up and is discussed often, as most characters are monolingual in one or the other. monolingual. Obviously averted with telepaths, who have built-in TranslatorMicrobes when communicating psychically.psychically.
*** For the record, the only major characters shown to be bilingual are Yupa, Asbel, Ketcha, Namulith, and (eventually) Chikuku.



** For the record, the only major characters shown to be bilingual are Yupa, Asbel, Ketcha, and Namulith.

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** For And then UpToEleven with the record, language of the Crypt, which can only major characters shown to be bilingual are Yupa, Asbel, Ketcha, deciphered by a small cabal of ancient scholars. It's so dense and Namulith.complicated that it takes over half a year to decipher just one line.



* {{Mordor}}: The Holy City of Shuwa (the Dorok capital) is treated this way by most of the characters. Fitting, considering what's there. Tolas (the Torumekian capital) is basically stated to be this by the narration (due to heavy pollution).

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* {{Mordor}}: The Holy City of Shuwa (the Dorok capital) is treated this way by most of the characters. Fitting, considering what's there. Tolas (the Torumekian capital) is basically stated to be this by the narration (due narration, due to heavy pollution).pollution.



* SenselessSacrifice: Possibly. A squad of Torumekian armored cavalry elect to protect Nausicaä from Dorok gunfire while she makes her escape, being killed in the process. Nausicaä is horrified, believing if she hadn't been slowed down by her {{Bulletproof Human Shield}}s, she could have escaped without them dying. Though her reckless tendency towards trying to save others at her own expense makes her judgement here questionable.

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* ScrewDestiny: When Nausicaä finally makes it into the Crypt of Shuwa, she meets its Heart and learns [[spoiler:it's actually a bio-computer program that created the Sea Of Corruption after the Seven Days Of Fire and has been providing a steady drip of information to mankind's remnants to make the Forest spread, and will eventually resurrect the old mankind (to the detriment of the current) once the environment has been purified]]. Nausicaä does not take this well and [[spoiler:orders Ohma to destroy the Crypt, probably dooming humanity to extinction in the process]].
* SenselessSacrifice: Possibly. A squad of Torumekian armored cavalry elect to protect Nausicaä from Dorok gunfire while she makes her escape, being escape and are killed in the process. Nausicaä is horrified, believing if she hadn't been slowed down by her {{Bulletproof Human Shield}}s, she could have escaped without them dying. Though her reckless tendency towards trying to save others at her own expense makes her judgement here questionable.



* WomanChild: As intelligent and capable as she is, Nausicaä has some maturity issues and is desperate to hold on to her childhood innocence. At the beginning she often needs to be reminded of [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask the proper way for a princess to conduct herself]] and would rather go bug collecting than attend to her royal duties. Whenever she's shown in a psychic vision, Nausicaä appears as a prepubescent little girl, indicating she has a very under-developed self-image. Miralupa, the Dorok Emperor's Younger Brother, who is also psychic, relentlessly mocks her when he notices this.

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* WomanChild: As intelligent and capable as she is, Nausicaä has some maturity issues and is desperate to hold on to her childhood innocence. At the beginning she often needs to be reminded of [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask the proper way for a princess to conduct herself]] and would rather go bug collecting than attend to her royal duties. Whenever she's shown in a psychic vision, Nausicaä appears as a prepubescent little girl, indicating she has a very under-developed self-image. Miralupa, the Dorok Emperor's Younger Brother, younger brother, who is also psychic, relentlessly mocks her when he notices this.



** The Pejite people using a captured baby Ohmu to make the Ohmu wipe out Kushana's forces so they can get hold of the Giant Warrior. [[note]] In the manga, the baby Ohmu was captured by the Doroks to lure the Ohmu swarm into wiping out Kushana's forces, thereby quickly ending the war; they had no idea the God-Warrior existed.[[/note]]

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** The Pejite people using a captured baby Ohmu to make the Ohmu wipe out Kushana's forces so they can get hold of the Giant Warrior. [[note]] In the manga, the baby Ohmu was captured by the Doroks to lure the Ohmu swarm into wiping out Kushana's forces, thereby quickly ending the war; they had no idea at that point the God-Warrior existed.[[/note]]



* {{Leitmotif}}: Joe Hisaishi drew a stark contrast between the Valley of the Wind and the Forest musically. When in the Valley, the music is a warm swelling orchestral, while the Forest is backed by 80's-style synthesizers and drums.



* TwoLinesNoWaiting: After Nausicaä departs from the Valley, the narrative splits into two storylines – her adventures in the Toxic Jungle and Kurotowa back in the Valley – switching back and forth and coming together again at the end when Nausicaä returns.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The closing credits detail life in the Valley returning to normal as the invaders peacefully leave. The final shot [[spoiler: is of Nausicaä's cap lying next to a tree sprout, implying that the world is healing.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The closing credits detail life in the Valley returning to normal as the invaders peacefully leave. The final shot [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is of Nausicaä's cap lying next to a tree sprout, implying that the world is healing.]]



** The God Warrior became the "Fire Demon."
** Ohmu became "Gorgons."

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** The God Warrior became the "Fire Demon."
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** Ohmu became "Gorgons.""Gorgons".
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* FilmingForEasyDub: The characters wear masks a lot of the time.

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* FilmingForEasyDub: The characters wear masks a lot of the time. Also, many of the older male characters have enormous mustaches that obscure their mouths.
7th Jan '17 3:32:48 PM Willbyr
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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation.[[labelnote:*]]Eexcept for translating the credits and title logo.[[/labelnote]] It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.

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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation.[[labelnote:*]]Eexcept for animation, aside from translating the credits and title logo.[[/labelnote]] logo. It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.


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7th Jan '17 3:02:24 PM WillKeaton
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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation[[labelnote:*]] (except for translating the credits and title logo)[[/labelnote]]. It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.

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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation[[labelnote:*]] (except animation.[[labelnote:*]]Eexcept for translating the credits and title logo)[[/labelnote]]. logo.[[/labelnote]] It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.
2nd Jan '17 1:04:58 AM Soufriere
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** The manga has the Holy One, a ancient blind Dorok priest who throws shade at the single most powerful telepath in the world (Miralupa) in front of all his heavily-armed minions, then ''rips off his gas mask in the middle of the Sea Of Corruption'' just to taunt him. Of course that gets him killed, but he uses the last of his spiritual energy to shield Nausicaä from Miralupa. DyingMomentOfAwesome indeed.

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** The manga has the Holy One, a ancient blind Dorok priest who throws shade at one of the single most powerful telepath telepaths in the world (Miralupa) in front of all his heavily-armed minions, then ''rips off his gas mask in the middle of the Sea Of Corruption'' just to taunt him. Of course that gets him killed, but he uses the last of his spiritual energy to shield Nausicaä from Miralupa. DyingMomentOfAwesome indeed.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: In the film, all semblance of the compassionate, loving, and unconditionally kind Nausicaä gets ripped away when her father is murdered. In her place emerges [[UnstoppableRage a rampaging beast in the guise of a Princess]], who proceeds to ''[[FoeTossingCharge slaughter]]'' the soldiers responsible. This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing on her kingdom and getting spores everywhere (and the slugworms were physically violating her). But, in the manga she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: In the film, all semblance of the compassionate, loving, and unconditionally kind Nausicaä gets ripped away when her father is murdered. In her place emerges [[UnstoppableRage a rampaging beast in the guise of a Princess]], who proceeds to ''[[FoeTossingCharge slaughter]]'' the soldiers responsible. responsible.
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This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes causes, and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing on her kingdom and getting spores everywhere (and everywhere… and she noticed one of the Worm-Handlers had desecrated Lastel's grave… and their slugworms were physically violating her). But, her… so in the manga retrospect she definitely had reason to lose her cool. But in this continuity she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.
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