Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Nausicaä, the princess of a small nation, lives in a world devastated by a holocaust called the "Seven Days of Fire". She tries to stop other warring nations from destroying themselves and from destroying the only means by which their world can be saved from the spread of polluted wastelands.
Average Ratings: 90
Number of Review Sites: 13
Number of Review Links: 13
"Nausicaa is a thoroughly entertaining and quite influential animated film, a movie deserving of space in any fan's library."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"...if you think I've gone nuts over this anime, then I have to scare you by saying that the manga is even better."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary
"Nausicaä isn’t the best of Miyazaki’s movies, but that’s like saying that Godfather III isn’t the best of the Godfather trilogy."
Anime News Network (Theron Martin) - A-
"...one of the few really special crossover appeal gems of the anime world..."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A+
"...a wonderfully entertaining story that is sure to touch the hearts of those who see this anime."
Animefringe (Joe Luscik) - 4.5 (out of 5)
"It's not as powerful as I expected it to be, but it does well to uphold the Studio Ghibli standard of releasing high quality animated films."
Animetric - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Grand in scale, thoughtful in more than one way, and visually ahead of its time..."
DVD Talk (Chris Tribbey) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"If you are a fan of animation, don't let it go unseen any longer."
DVD Verdict (Joel Pearce) - 92 (out of 100)
"Too bad Disney continues its pattern of thin extras for much of the Ghibli material."
IGN (Sergio Non) - 6 (out of 10)
"This DVD release of Nausicaä has been a long time coming, but 20 years after its release, it's still a vibrant, memorable and fantastic-looking film."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A+
"The frightening thing is that as great as this anime is, it still pales in comparison to the manga series."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Raphael See) - 5 stars (out of 5)
"The film does get a bit preachy; nevertheless, it's one not to be missed."
The Anime Cafe (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"For only two hours, it packs an epic within its borders."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A