Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie)
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There were 56,078 cels and 263 colors used in this production.
Background designer Noriko Takaya was the inspiration for naming the female lead in the series "Aim for the Top! Gunbuster", as the early founders of GAINAX were fans of the film Nausicaa. It should also be pointed out that this is carried over into Gunbuster as Noriko is a fan of "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' herself.
After a heavily edited English dub was released as "Warriors of the Wind" in the 1980's, Director Hayao Miyazaki sent Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, overseeing the distibution for the Disney release of "Princess Mononoke", an authentic katana with a simple message: "No cuts"
Winner of the 1985 Seiun Award in the category Best Media of the Year.
Wasn't officially released uncut in America until 20 years later.
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