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Parents' Guide to

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Beautiful anime with eco message and an amazing female hero.

Movie PG 1985 117 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 10+

"He will come clad in blue - and he will guide his people to a land of purity"

Dear Reader,(again) I absolutely LOVE Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind! And I would probably recommend this for ages10+. There is some blood (nothing gory at all ). I was a little bit frightened at first at the part where Nausicaa is running up the stairs(you hear gunshots but don't see her father (he dies) P.S. There is some language like; "old hag" "Good Lord" and "What the heck was that?" But anyway I still love this movie! (Maddison Edwards age15) P.S.S (I personally did not like the part where Nausicaa opens her shirt and puts Teto inside and you see a brief image of her uncovered chest that's all).

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age 10+

amazing, watch this movie

beautiful. one of my favorite studio ghibli movies.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (19 ):

Beautifully done, the story features a great message and a very admirable hero. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind comes from director Hayao Miyazaki of Spirited Away, Ponyo, and many other striking Japanese animated films. The level of creativity displayed, from each giant insect and toxic plant to the battered airship, is captivating. The dubbing in this version is pretty good, too. It's guaranteed that many anime fans are thrilled that the original full-length version is now available. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind does feel a bit long at times, but if kids' minds wander during a discussion of why one village is fighting another, they can just stare at the cool animation until they get back into it.

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