The future for earth is a rather bleak one. After a devastating global war, the world is left as a wasteland. Many areas have been covered with toxic forests, populated by strange giant bugs that now roam the earth. A young girl named Nausicaä decides to learn more about the wasteland, and its odd inhabitants, rather than destroy them as most humans would rather do. In learning of them, she discovers a great destiny not just for her, but for all of mankind.
As usual, Miyazaki gives us a masterpiece with Nausicaä. Many feel it influenced Mononoke Hime, but I like that one just a teeny bit more. All around fantastic and not to be missed. There is a dubbed version called "Warriors of the Wind". Avoid it at all costs.
Currently only available fansubbed. Soon to be released by Disney.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds