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Desc:Studio Ghibli's first film. Not a tenth as good as the manga, but still a classic.
Category:Classic Movies, Cartoons & Animation
Tags:Anime, hayao miyazaki, studio ghibli, nausicaa, giant insects
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Gojira1000 - 2007-11-02
I always loved this movie. Reminds me vaguely of old Moebius stuff, or Vaughn Bode minus the kink.
Caminante Nocturno - 2007-11-02
Indeed, a lovely film if there ever was one. Now, brace yourself for a flood of pansies gushing over how much they love this film while bending over backwards to convince you that they still don't like anime.
ztc - 2007-11-02
That's because this is a brilliant film, despite anime as a genre constantly gargling big fruity dongs.

Aelric - 2007-11-02
caminante, do you live in a world of black and whites? why can't we simply dislike a genre save for a few exceptions. i also dislike cops and am automatically on edge around them, but have met a few who were likable. see what i'm saying? i've liked miyazaki in general, but i hate giant fighting robots, therefore, i praise miyazaki and mock giant fighting robots. simple to understand, if you bother to try.

now, lets open the flood gates and all act like fat little children and argue for three days and be unwilling to acknowledge that different people thinking different things is ok, just like we did at the angel egg video.

Aelric - 2007-11-02
oh, and rating

Caminante Nocturno - 2007-11-02
Don't use your ten-dollar words on me, college boy!

Aelric - 2007-11-02
heh, you're alright kid.

NoCode - 2007-11-02
I have to agree with ztc here. From what I've seen, the majority of anime gargles big fruity dongs while Miyazaki shines way above the genre's usual mediocrity. There are some other exceptions, but anime in general seems to be a load of gay-ass bullshit.

I used to think that I was an anime fan, back when I was a teen-ager, because I loved Miyazaki and one or two other really great anime films I'd seen. Then I started watching more of it and quickly realized how soul-crushingly stupid the huge majority of it is. Then I found the internet, and that snuffed out any desire I had to declare myself a "fan" of anime.

Sorry, Nocty. You know I love you, but goddamn, your hobby is fucking retarded. And this is somebody who collects model horses telling you this.

Adramelech - 2007-11-02
I think the issue is that anime is not a genre, it's a general term for a wide sweeping manner of art and animation, encompassing many styles. To compare a Ghibli film or a political drama to a children's fighting robot show just because they happen to be from the same country and are both animated is insanity, much like the AMPAS blanket "Best Animated Feature" award.

It's like making up a word to describe all Western style animation, then using that to compare Spongebob Squarepants with a Ralph Bakshi film.

ztc - 2007-11-03
But there is no one 'western-style animation' as such. 99% of anime looks like it was cut from a very limited set of design templates.

Caminante Nocturno - 2007-11-03
Actually, there were only two distinct styles of animation in the Western world, those being Disney style and Hannah-Barbera style. Just about everything that came out from 195-something to 198-something else fit into those two rut-grooves. That only changed after, surprise, anime started influencing american animation. By which I mean more American animation companies started hiring the same Koreans to draw their cells that Japanese animation companies did.

None of this really changes the fact that you're all a bunch of closet anime fans too afraid to tell everyone how much you love Nanoha and Ranma 1/2.

Harveyjames - 2008-02-24
You guys are normally on the money, but right now you are retarded. Anime isn't a genre, it's just the Japanese (and French) word for animation. It's also a lame-ass term westerners use to mean 'all animation from Japan'.

The bottom line is this: There is some good japanese animation, and there is some bad japanese animation. Glad to be of service!

Merzbau - 2007-11-02
Did...did somebody vote a ONE for this? For fucking shame.
Gojira1000 - 2007-11-02
Yep, I think Chet is right and we need to nix anonymous ratings.

StanleyPain - 2007-11-02
One of my all time favorite movies. I originally saw it when I was in elementary school and I stayed home sick one day. The afternoon movie on some local channel was the edited, dubbed American version "Warriors of the Wind" and it was the best day home from school ever. I absolutely fell in love with it. I ran out my VHS copy. Then I discovered it had been edited quite badly with most of it's script re-written for the US dub and I was kind of upset this movie I loved all these years wasn't quite the whole thing. But now all is well. Disney released Ghibli movies ALMOST makes up for the rest of their evil shit.
And, to get in on the anime faggery, I have always loved Japanese animation when it's good. Thing is, that only applies to about 2% of it.
Albuquerque Halsey - 2007-11-02
what they ^ said.
NoCode - 2007-11-02
Miyazaki = five stars forever. This movie is incredible.
Jaguar Wong - 2007-11-02
That this is easily deserving of five stars and yet such a lackluster and incomplete version of the comic really says how good the manga is.
revdrew - 2007-11-02
Needs more moe.
Shion - 2007-11-02
Thank you, always wanted to see this!
Princess v2.1 - 2007-11-04
Such a wonderful and earnest film.
Aubrey McFate - 2007-11-04
One of the few movies with an environmental message that isn't preachy or forced. Also, the animation is amazing, especially for being about 200 years old. Also also, Patrick Stewart.
Pacobird - 2008-02-02
So I read the first two books of the manga tonight (which the movie roughly retells), and while I do have to agree that it's better, what with the added details and characterization, this movie is probably the most artistically brilliant editing job I've ever seen. Not going to go into details (hopefully, those who have read the manga know what I'm talking about), but the seamlessness with which the movie completely excises the Torumekia-Dorok War from the plot and changes the focus to the Pejites, providing a completely different anti-war message, just blows me away.
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