With “Nausicaa,” Miyazaki created an intricately imagined near-future, while commenting on the topical issue of ecological disaster caused by commercial greed. Representing a bold advance over the simplistic space operas that were then the sci-fi animation mainstream, “Nausicaa” won a slew of awards and accolades, including the Grand Prize at the Second Japanese Anime Festival and a commendation from the World Wildlife Fund.