Princess Mononoke

Mononoke Hime

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When an Emishi village is attacked by a fierce demon boar, the young prince Ashitaka puts his life at stake to defend his tribe. With its dying breath, the beast curses the prince's arm, granting him demonic powers while gradually siphoning his life away. Instructed by the village elders to travel westward for a cure, Ashitaka arrives at Tatara, the Iron Town, where he finds himself embroiled in a fierce conflict: Lady Eboshi of Tatara, promoting constant deforestation, stands against Princess San and the sacred spirits of the forest, who are furious at the destruction brought by the humans. As the opposing forces of nature and mankind begin to clash in a desperate struggle for survival, Ashitaka attempts to seek harmony between the two, all the while battling the latent demon inside of him. Princess Mononoke is a tale depicting the connection of technology and nature, while showing the path to harmony that could be achieved by mutual acceptance.

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English: Princess Mononoke
Japanese: もののけ姫
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 1997
Producers: Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 2 hr 15 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Toshio Suzuki – Producer
Hayao Miyazaki – Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Creator, Screenplay
Neil Gaiman – Script
Joe Hisaishi – Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Ashitaka Sekki (アシタカせっき; The Legend of Ashitaka)” by Joe Hisaishi
ED1: “Mononoke Hime” by Joe Hisaishi


Miyazaki flexing on the whole damn industry with this one. Lots of deeper meaning stuff at play, but a compelling watch even at face value.


Nature vs. progress. An environmental message done right.


Curses, man versus nature, and humanity are all explored in this fantasy drama that is hailed as one of the best in the Ghibli catalog.


I really love Ghibli but, this is by far my favorite of their movies. Everything from the art style to the dialogue just works.


Themes of globalisation, war, nature, technology and feminism with stunning animation, Miyazaki directing and Joe Hisaishi doing the score!


This is my second favorite movie ever so know I’m super biased when I say it’s amazing.


Still astounds me with its epic scale 20 years on. Ferocious battle scenes, lavish soundtrack and awesome story make an incredible film.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."