Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ Kaze no Tani no Naushika) is a seven-volume manga written and illustrated by anime director Hayao Miyazaki. It was serialized intermittently from 1982 to 1994 in Japan, and the English translation is published by Viz Media. It tells the story of Nausicaä, a princess of a small kingdom on a post-apocalyptic Earth who becomes involved in a war between kingdoms while environmental disaster threatens the survival of humankind. On her journey, she struggles to bring about a peaceful coexistence among the people of her world, as well as between humanity and nature.
The first sixteen chapters (approximately the first two volumes) of the manga were adapted by Miyazaki into his film of the same name.