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Mononoke Hime

Mononoke Hime

Alternative Titles

English: Princess Mononoke
Japanese: もののけ姫

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 1997
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Statistics

Score: 8.791 (scored by 128546 users)
Ranked: #282
Popularity: #55
Members: 177,237
Favorites: 3,912
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

A calm village residing in the mountains comes under attack from a demon-possessed boar one day.

Ashitaka, a young man and prince of the tribe, engages the creature in an attempt to save his village. During the battle, the boar bites him on the arm, leaving it blackened and cursed. Following his village's traditions, Ashitaka is exiled and becomes a wanderer, looking for a solution to the curse before it engulfs him.

Iron Town is a fortress under the leadership of Lady Eboshi. Through the clearing of the surrounding forests, Iron Town produces large amounts of Ironsand, used for gunpowder and other machinery. However, because of the forests destruction, nearby animal clans seek revenge led by a human girl of the Wolf clan called San.

When Ashitaka comes to Iron Town, he discovers the area consumed in battle. Horrified, he attempts to create peace and befriend the Wolf Clan. However, after the forest's eradication and the ongoing war between Human and Beast, will the Spirit of the Forest be forgiving and accept Ashitaka's request to expel his curse?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors

San
San
Main
Ishida, Yuriko
Japanese
Ishida, Yuriko
Danes, Claire
English
Danes, Claire
...
Ashitaka
Ashitaka
Main
Matsuda, Youji
Japanese
Matsuda, Youji
Crudup, Billy
English
Crudup, Billy
...
Moro
Moro
Supporting
Miwa, Akihiro
Japanese
Miwa, Akihiro
Anderson, Gillian
English
Anderson, Gillian
...
Yakul
Yakul
Supporting
 

Staff

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



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Jun 21, 2008
Zealouz
First of all I'd like to say this is my favorite Miyazaki Film. Why you might ask? Its the most powerful and thought provoking of all his films. It also communicates a message very differently since it has much darker overtones than his other lighthearted films. While they may be enjoyable and powerful in their own way they can never be compared to the stature of this film. I hold this one higher than the quality of Spirited Away. Which in my opinion is then most overrated Miyazaki/anime film. This is the one film that Miyazaki completed perfectly because it gave you that feeling that read more
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Mar 12, 2008
Phill-z
Let me start by saying that I am not a Miyazaki-disciple. I do not view him as the "grandmaster of everything anime." When I say "yeah...Miyazaki is ok" I say it not out of ignorance (I've almost every one of his films) but because I personally find him to be incredibly overrated. However I find that when he has all of his stuff together, Miyazaki can destroy practically any other director out there, the man is incredibly talented, but his problem is consistency.

When I say that Princess Mononoke is his masterpiece, I mean it. It was the first film where read more
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Recommendations

Both Miyazaki...both great storylines. Each has great elements of fantasy and action,.. and to finish.. each has an amazing OST by none other than Joe Hisaishi.
They pretty much share the same mentality regarding nature and spiritual life, both being influenced by the supernatural. The overall atmosphere is also the same with incredible scenery and hauntingly beautiful music. The most simple things turn out to be miracles of life.

Opening Theme

"Ashitaka Sekki (アシタカせっき; The Legend of Ashitaka)" by Joe Hisaishi

Ending Theme

"Mononoke Hime" by Joe Hisaishi

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