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Giveaway: Win Free Tickets to See Studio Ghibli’s ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’

Special three-day screening event on September 24, 25 & 27 brings Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s sweeping masterpiece to theaters.

In celebration of the ongoing STUDIO GHIBLI FEST, AWN is giving away a set of free tickets and a nifty Ghibli-themed prize pack to see Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind courtesy of GKIDS.

The release of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind continues the partnership between GKIDS and Fathom Events, which brings six masterpieces from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli to theaters this year as part of STUDIO GHIBLI FEST.

From Academy Award-winning director Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is considered by many to be his masterwork -- and there are few films, animated or otherwise, of such sweeping scope and grandeur. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, Nausicaä is a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph.

In its epic tale of warring clans, heroism and future worlds, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind ranks not only among the finest animated films, but among the finest works of science fiction. The English-dubbed cast includes the vocal talents of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Sarandon and more.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at participating theater box offices. Dubbed in English on September 24 and 27 and subtitled on September 25, this special three-day event will also feature GKIDS Mini-Fest, an ongoing festival of the best animated shorts from around the world. Upcoming STUDIO GHIBLI FEST titles include:

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – Sunday, September 24 and Monday, September 25
  • Spirited Away – Sunday, October 29 and Monday, October 30
  • Howl’s Moving Castle – Sunday, November 26 and Monday, November 27

To enter your chance to win the Ghibli-themed prize pack and two free tickets to see Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in a theater near you, email with the subject heading “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Giveaway” with your full name and mailing address. One lucky winner (sorry folks, U.S. residents only) will be chosen at random, and will be notified via email. The deadline for entries is 5:00PM Pacific on Tuesday, September 19.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.