Anime & Manga
- Fruits Basket: Early on in the manga, Tohru refers to the massive garbage pile in the Sohma's kitchen as "the Sea of Decay/Toxic Jungle".
- Gintama: Not long before the climax is perhaps the most insane and hilarious parody of the film. Gintoki is trying to think of a way to get him and Tetsuko to the Kiheitai's ship to fight Nizou, and Gengai helps them out - by bringing NAUSICAA along and having her lend them her glider. Tetsuko is legitimately scared and keeps asking Gengai if they'll be okay.
- GunBuster: One scene in Episode 5 with Noriko in her room is full of these, including posters for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and My Neighbor Totoro and a Van Halen calender.
- I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying: In Episode 3 due to a lack of cleaning, Hajime's room has been turned into the Sea of Corruption and Kaoru is forced to wear the same gas mask like that of Nausicaa.
- Little Witch Academia (2017): The healing golden tendrils sprouting from the Shiny Rod are referencing the Ohmu's feelers from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Wagandia's pollen could be referencing the toxic spores released by the Sea of Corruption from the same film.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu is Kushana's mother from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, especially in how their insanity leads them to believe a doll is their child, while seeing their real child as an impostor. The case of Kyoko does, however, explore in greater depth and detail how such a madness in a parent would warp and damage their child's psyche.
- Urusei Yatsura: The entirety of episode 162 is a parody of the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
- Mulan: The doll the Huns use to find the village, and again when the Imperial Army finds the razed remains of said village, is the same as a doll found in similar circumstances in Nausicaa.
Live Action TV
- Doctor Who, "Orphan 55": The twin reveals that the Dregs breathe CO₂ and exhale oxygen, and that Orphan 55 is a post-nuclear war Earth with Tranquillity Spa as an engineered haven from the toxic outer world, echo Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, in which the heroine learns that the creatures inhabiting the polluted outer world have adapted not only to survive and thrive in it, but are actually cleaning up the mess humans made. Sadly, the conflict here does not come to such a hopeful point.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Nausicaans stabbed Picard. Also doubles as Hilariousin Hindsight as Patrick Stewart would later voice Lord Yupa in the English redub.
- Civilization: Beyond Earth: The developers have stated that the alien planet- possessing toxic forests of miasma and giant insectoid beings - was heavily inspired by Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
- Dragon's Dogma: The golems definitely seem to reference certain other laser-spewing constructs with their delayed-explosion beam sweeps.
- Iji: Tor's "Eruption" attack where he fires a laser toward the ground and causes a massive explosion is taken right from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
- Mass Effect: One of the planets in Citadel space is called Nausicaa. Though considering other names in that cluster, it rather refers to the original Nausicaa.
- Metal Slug 3: In one of mission 4's secret paths there's enemies that look like Nausicaa's Ohmu. They are not as benevolent as in the movie.
- NetHack: Fighting monsters while hallucinating generates a ton of Shout Outs. They include: ohmu
- Skullgirls: Robo-Fortune's ending is an homage to the Seven Days of Fire from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, with the giant Robo-Fortunes in place of the God Warriors.
- ZeroRanger: The last boss of 2-2 is a pretty clear nod to the Giant Warriors from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
- Anime Crimes Division: In "Silence of the Fireflies" the conversation between Diesel and the Chief references Neon Genesis Evangelion ("as alone as Shinji at the end"), Breaking Bad ("Breaking Bad-dites" are residents of Prestige TV City) and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (with the Chief even offering to settle for fansubs at the quality of Warriors of the Wind).
- Grrl Power: While watching Maxima fight two of the alien sightseers are discussing War Mechs, with Eson the Searcher, The Iron Giant, and a God Warrior shown lined up in an attempt to bring down Maxima.
- Samurai Jack: In "C" Jack exiting the interior of a rotted-out bug carcass by kicking open a hollowed-out eye lens calls to mind a similar scene in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
- Voltron: Legendary Defender: The Weblum in The Belly of the Weblum is similar to the Ohm of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. They're even animated similarly.