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Referenced By / Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind

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  • The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You: After seeing how much animals love Yamame, Rentarou wonders if they're in Nausicaä.
  • Fruits Basket: Early on in the story, Tohru refers to the massive garbage pile in Shigure and Yuki's kitchen as "a Sea of Decay/Toxic Jungle". Shigure jokingly remarks that it's a good analogy.
  • 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.
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  • GunBuster: One scene in Episode 5 with Noriko in her room has a poster for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind .
  • Hunter × Hunter: Word of God says that Kurapika and his clan, the Kurta, are essentially the Ohmu in human form. Both groups' eyes turn red when enraged, and certain parts of their bodies (their eyes and exoskeletons, respectively) are highly valuable and sought-after.
  • 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 an Expy of 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.
    • As is Princess Charlotte's mother from The Familiar of Zero.
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san: Honda's depiction of trying to keep unsold stock hidden from publishers parodies the flashback scene where young Nausicaa tries to hide a baby Ohmu from her parents.
  • Urusei Yatsura: The entirety of episode 162 is a parody of the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
  • Wasteful Days of High School Girls: "Baka" keeps trying to get "Loli" to climb on her arm, imagining the scene from Naussicaa where Teto ran along Naussicaa's shoulders.


  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Nausicaans stabbed Picard. Also doubles as Hilarious in Hindsight as Patrick Stewart would later voice Lord Yupa in the English redub.

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