Character Recommendations Based on Nausicaa

Ashitaka Princess Mononoke

Wise beyond his years, this dutiful young prince respects the balance of life

Satsuki Kusakabe My Neighbor Totoro

A precocious 11-year-old who's not quite as grown up as she pretends to be

Juri Arisugawa Revolutionary Girl Utena

Idolized by nearly everyone around her

Ginko Mushishi

This laid-back wanderer has an empathetic, open-minded worldview

Sophie Hatter Howl's Moving Castle

Being an old woman suits her just fine – she can finally stop worrying about what other people think

Ahiru Princess Tutu

Friendly and excitable most of the time, but wise and graceful as her alter ego

Kiki Kiki's Delivery Service

A plucky 13-year-old witch with a flair for the dramatic

Nana Komatsu Nana

A hopeless romantic with the loyalty and pluckiness of a puppy

Shotaro Kaneda Akira

Equal parts hotheaded and arrogant, Kaneda is nevertheless fiercely protective of the biker gang he leads

Howl Howl's Moving Castle

It's impossible to tell whether he's faking being a vain cad to disguise his powerful magic, or if that's who he really is