Unfortunately, I can hardly remember anything from that movie. The only thing I remember is that a boy and a girl travel in space, probably with some other company. Maybe at some point towards the end, the boy dies and resurrects again (I'm not sure). The characteristic of this movie is the appearance of some giant, snail-like creatures (somehow it reminds me the aliens in the beginning of "Fifth Element").

I know the information is nothing but if this rings any bells to anyone please let me know. I'm struggling over a year now...

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    – Edlothiad
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 18:04
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    Sounds almost like a conflation of two Miyazaki/Ghibli films: Castle in the Sky and Nausicaa.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 18:08
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    Did the creatures look like this? Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 18:15
  • For some reason I'm reminded of Spriggan. Can you hazard a guess as to where it was made? American, Japanese, Canadian? Knowing the country will narrow things down a lot. Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 18:59

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OK, so this is strange but I found the movie totally by accident, following whatever videow youtube was throwing at me... The movie is called "Lensman" (1984). These are the snail-like creatures : enter image description here

and these are the Mondoshowan-like creatures I was talking about: enter image description here

So happy! Thanks again for your help!

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    You can, and should, accept your answer. :) Congrats!
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 18:37

As Zeiss Ikon has identified in comments, your description shares a resemblance to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), by Hayao Miyazaki.


The main character is a girl, Nausicaä. She does indeed travel, but not in space, though she uses a glider to fly around. And she does indeed "die" and is "resurrected" in the end. The snail-like creatures you describe are called Ohmu, and look like this:


The anime was adapted by Miyazaki from the first few volumes of his manga of the same name, which I strongly recommend.

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    Unfortunatelly, it is neither "Nausicaa" (which I love) nor "Spriggan". However, the esthetics of Spriggan are close. I can remember the hues were bit darkish (brown-grey) and there is a scene where these creatures summon in their spaceship (or planet). Sorry but I cannot recall the production... Thank you for your comments and help guys!!
    – Manolis
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 15:59

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