Chiến binh thung lũng gió (Vietnamese)
Guerreros del Viento (Spanish)
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä (Japanese)
La Princesse des Étoiles (French)
Nausicaa aus dem Tal der Winde (German)
Nausicaä de la vallée du vent (French)
Nausicaa del Valle del Viento (Spanish)
Nausicaa della Valle del Vento (Italian)
Nausicaa fra vindenes dal (Danish)
Nausicaä från vindarnas dal (Swedish)
Nausicaä z Doliny Wiatru (Polish)
Nausicaä, a Princesa do Vale do Vento (Portuguese)
Warriors of the Wind
Навсикая из Долины Ветров (Russian)
風之谷 (Chinese (Taiwan))
바람 계곡의 나우시카 (Korean)
바람의 골짜기의 나우시카 (Korean)
(1981-12) First ad for Nausicaa Manga in Animage
(1982-02) First chapter of Manga serialized in Animage
(1983-05-31) Production Begins
(1984-03-06) Production Finishes
(1994-03) Final chapter of Manga serialized in Animage
Considered to be Hayao Miyazaki's "Life's Work", Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, was first published as an ongoing Manga series in Tokuma Shoten's Manga anthology Monthly Animage.
It took over 12 years for Miyazaki to write Nausicaa and for Animage to publish it, it is however important to realize that Miyazaki did not work on Nausicaa constantly over the 12 year period. Several times he put Nausicaa on the side to work on movie projects (including the Nausicaa movie). Over the 12 year period a total of 59 chapters were published, or roughly 5 years worth of Manga.
In mid 1983 Miyazaki stoped working on the Manga to focus on producing the movie. Tokuma Shoten funded production of the film which was done at a studio called Topcraft (Studio Ghibli had not yet been founded).
The finished movie spent aproximately 3 months in theatres. The success of Nausicaa was largely responsible for the creation of Studio Ghibli.
In 1985 an English dub of Nausicaa was released in North America by New World Video. Believing that Nausicaa could not be properly marketed in the United States as it was, New World cut a large amount of the film and re-wrote the story, creating a much more juvenile film. This English version was then released under the name "Warriors of the Wind" and was distributed on VHS by Orion Home Video for several year (until 1995 when the license expired).
Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli were horified by the changes made to the movie. The experience caused Miyazaki to take a hard line on future licenses, requiring that a "no edit" clause be included in all contracts.
Nausicaa was included in the Tokuma / Disney deal and Disney is currently working on an English dub for release sometime in 2004.