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Kaze No Tani No Naushika

Kaze No Tani No Naushika

English Title: Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind

Kaze No Tani No Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, Nausicań) (1984) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Kaze No Tani No Naushika

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  • 1984
  • Hakuhodo, Tokuma Shoten, Nibariki, T˘ei
  • Toei Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: Nausicań, Jihl, Oh-Baba, Yupa, Mito, Goru, Gikkuri, Niga, Teto, Asbel, Rastel, Mayor of Pejite, Rastel's Mother, Kushana, Kurotowa, Commando, Pejite Citizens, Pejite Girl, Torumekia Soldiers.
  • Vocal Talent: Sumi Shimamoto (Nausicań), Mahito Tsujimura (Jihl), Hisako Ky˘da (Oh-Baba), Gor˘ Naya (Yupa), Ichir˘ Nagai (Mito), K˘hei Miyauchi (Goru), J˘ji Yanami (Gikkuri), Minoru Yada (Niga), Rihoko Yoshida (Teto, Girl C), Masako Sugaya (Girl A), Takako Sasuga (Girl B), Chika Sakamoto (Boy A), Tarako (Boy B), Y˘ji Matsuda (Asbel), Mţna Tominaga (Rastel), Makoto Terada (Mayor of Pejite), Akiko Tsuboi (Rastel's Mother), Yoshiko Sakakibara (Kushana), Iemasa Kayumi (Kurotowa), Tetsuo Mizutori (Commando), Takeki Nakamura (Pejite Citizen), Takako ďta (Pejite Girl), Bin Shimada (Pejite Citizen), Shinji Nomura (Torumekia Soldier), Hisako Ayuhara (Boy), Yoshitada ďtsuka (Torumekia Soldier).
    English Version: Alison Lohman (Nausicań), Cam Clarke (Prince Milo), Edward James Olmos (Mito), Patrick Stewart (Lord Yupa), Shia LaBeouf (Asbel), Uma Thurman (Kushana), Ashley Rose Orr (Peasant Girl), Chris Sarandon (Kurotowa), Emily Bauer (Princess Lastelle), Frank Welker (Gol), James Taylor (Muzu), James Arnold Taylor (Muzu), Jeff Glen Bennett (Gikkuri), Jodi Benson (Lastelle's Mother), Mark Hamill (Mayor of Pejite), Mark Silverman (King Jihl, Niga), Tress MacNeille (Obaba), Tony Jay (Narrator), Aimee Roldan, Ashley Edner, Bridget Hoffman, David Cowgill, Edie Mirman, Grace Rolek, Ike Eisenmann, Jean Gilpin, Bridget Hoffman, Jordan Orr, Lynnanne Zager, Mitch Carter, Molly Keck, Newell Alexander, Nicholas Guest, Paul Butcher, Peter Renaday, Richard Miro, Riff Hutton, Robert Clotworthy, Rosemary Alexander, Ross Simanteris, Sherry Hursey, Stephen Apostolina, Tom Amundsen, Wendy Cutler.
  • Directed By Kazuo Komatsubara, Hayao Miyazaki, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura.
  • Produced By Isao Takahata.
    Executive Producers: Tohru Hara, Michio Kond˘, Yasuyoshi Tokuma.
  • Animated By Kazuo Komatsubara, Takashi Nakamura, Kazuyoshi Katayama, Hideaki Anna, Takashi Watanabe.
  • Written By Hayao Miyazaki.
  • Edited By Naoki Kaneko, Tomoko Kida, Sh˘ji Saka.

Additional Crew:

  • Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura.
  • Animation Director: Kazuo Komatsubara.
  • Assistant Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama, Takashi Tanazawa, Takashi Watabe, Tomihiko Ohkubo.
  • Color Design: Fukuo Suzuki, Michiyo Yasuda.
  • Backgrounds: Hiroko Murai, Kaoru Chiba, Kazuhiro Kinoshita, Kazuhiro Kishita, Kazuo Ebisawa, Kazuo Ogata, Kazuo Okada, Kimiko Shimono, Kuniko Nishimura, Masaki Yoshizaki, Masaki Yoshizama, Noriko Takaya, Satoshi Miuchi, Satoshi Miura, Tatsuo Aoki, Tatsuo Imamura, Tetsuto Shimono, Tokue Okazaki, Toshiro Nozaki, Yoshiko Togashi, Yoshimi Takanami, Yuuko Sugiyama.
  • Key Animation: Ai Kagawa, Akinobu Hane, Hideaki Anno, Junko Ikeda, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Kitaro Kousaka, Makiko Futaki, Noboru Takano, Osamu Nabejima, Osamu Tabeshima, Shouji Tomiyama, Shuichi Ohara, Shunji Saida, Shuuichi Kohara, Tadakatsu Yoshida, Tadashi Fukuda, Takanori Hayashi, Takashi Nakamura, Takashi Watabe, Tsukasa Tannai, Y˘ichi Kotabe, Yoshinori Kanada.
  • Assistant Key Animator: Junko Ikeda, Masahiro Yoshida.
  • Finish Animation: Chiharu Mizuma, Emiko Ishii, Hiromi Nagamine, Makiko Yamauchi, Masayo Yoshida, Richiko Shimizu, Taeko Oumi, Tomohiro Komuro, Wakako Kanno, Yumi Furuya.
  • Finish Check: Homi Okiwara.
  • Animation Check: Hideo Hiratsuka, Tadashi Ozawa.
  • Special Effects: Kazutoshi Sato, Nobuko Mizuta, Noriyoshi Oohira.
  • Harmony Effect: Noriko Takaya.
  • In-Between Animation: Daijirou Sakamoto, Hiroshi Kouji Iwai, Junko Yano, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Kazuhisa Nagai, Kiyo Mizutani, Kiyoko Saitou, Mahiro Maeda, Masako Kondou, Sachiko Tada, Taidou Hanafusa, Taira Sameki, Takayo Mizutani, Umanosuke Iida, Yasushi Tanizawa, Yasutaka Hanafusa, Yoshiko Nakamura, Yoshiko Sasaki, Yukari Watanabe, Yukie Takahashi, Yumiko Taguchi.
  • Ink & Paint Check: Homi Ogiwara.
  • Photography: Kouji Shiragami, Mamoru Sugiura, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yukiasa Shutou.
  • Supporting Photography: Akio Hirayama, Masao Miyauchi, Takao Kobayashi.
  • Planning: Atsuji Okumoto, Hideo Ogata, Hiroshi Morie, Tatsumi Yamashita.
  • Production: Toru Hara.
  • Production Chief: Sumi Sakai.
  • Production Committee: Kenji Kohara, Kentarou Nakatani, Osamu Kameyama, Shirou Miyazaki, Takashi Satou, Toshio Suzuki, Tsutomu Ootsuka, Yutaka Wada.
  • Production Managers: Mamoru Kanbe, Nanako Shimazaki, Naoyuki Oshigiri, Shigehiro Suzuki, Sumi Sakai.
  • Publicity Producer: Masaya Tokuyama.
  • Production Desk: Shigehiro Suzuki.
  • Production Assistants: Kazuyoshi Katayama, Mamoru Kanbe, Nanako Shimazaki, Naoyuki Oshikiri, Takashi Tanasawa.
  • Sound Director: Shigeharu Shiba.
  • Sound Arrangement: Kunio Kuwahara.
  • Theme Song Performance: Narumi Yasuda.
  • Titles: Takagu Atelier.
  • Film Developing: Touei Kagaku Kougyou.
  • Background Studios: Design office MECHAMAN, Studio Bikku.
  • Recording Studios: Niisaka Studio, Omnibus Promotion.
  • Sound Production: Omnibus Promotion.
  • Supporting Animation: AGU, DOGA Productions, Hadashi Pro, Kusama Art, Oh production, Random, Studio 501, Studio Aton, Studio Pokke, Studio Toto, Yamato Pro, Yamato Pro Studio Pokke.
  • Supporting Finish Animation: Easy World Pro, Hadashi Pro, Hokusai, Shinsei Pro, Studio 2001, Studio Hibari, Studio Marine Studio Robin, Studio Robin, Yamato Pro, Yuuminsha.
  • Supporting Photography: AIC, Anime Friend, Studio 35, Studio Marine, Takahashi Production.
  • Title Studio: Takatomo Atelier.
  • English Translation: Jim Hubbert, Judith Aley, Linda Hoaglund, Nao Amisaki, Steve Alpert.
  • English Adaptation: Cindy Davis Hewitt, Donald H. Hewitt.
  • English Color Timing: Chris DeLaGuardia.
  • English Dialogue Recording: Bill Komar.
  • English Post-Production Manager: David Candiff.
  • English Production Coordination: Cory Hansen, Vicki Rondou.
  • English Re-Recording Mixing: Tom Dahl.
  • English Supervising ADR Editor: Petra Bach.
  • English Titles: Mary Hogg.

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Cartoon Summary:

In the far future, man has destroyed the Earth in the "Seven Days of Fire". Now, there are small pockets of humanity that survive. One pocket is the Valley of Wind...  (more)


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Comments By: Anonymous Cartoon Lover
It's by Studio Ghibli and therefore excellent. See BCDB for summary of plot. It won an award in 1984, but seems new and fresh in 2010. It's an example of the best of anime- well-plotted, well-drawn, adventurous, but still joyful and poignant. ...  (read more)

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