Ranked #25

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
Licensors: GKids
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.811 (scored by 185,839 users)
Ranked: #252
Popularity: #75
Members: 261,905
Favorites: 6,075
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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?

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Characters & Voice Actors

San
San
Main
Ishida, Yuriko
Japanese
Ishida, Yuriko
Ashitaka
Ashitaka
Main
Matsuda, Youji
Japanese
Matsuda, Youji
Moro
Moro
Supporting
Miwa, Akihiro
Japanese
Miwa, Akihiro
Kodama
Kodama
Supporting
 

Staff

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

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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Phill-z
Mar 12, 2008
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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Zealouz
Jun 21, 2008
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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TheLlama
Sep 10, 2008
For each new Studio Ghibli film I watch, I just get more and more convinced that they are the best animation movie studio out there. Princess Mononoke is by no means an exception.

Ashitaka, the last prince of a people called the Enishi, gets cursed while fighting a demon, and sets out on a journey to get rid of the curse, which can be lethal. He soon hears rumors of a forest spirit that can give and take away life, and sets out to find it. However, he soon finds himself in the middle of a fight between humans and animals, and he soon gets to read more
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angelsreview
Apr 26, 2015
First off, I LOVE Hayao Miyazaki and a lot of his movies. I fell in love with Studio Ghibli’s artwork, music, and pretty much anything about them. This is one of my all time favorite movies in fact. Just the story line is so beautiful about how man and nature are supposed to live side by side but when one fights against the other, there can be both misunderstandings and consequences. The story is open to interpretation but it feels like a timeless tale. A lot of times, I found myself believing that he could have made the story in this time frame and it read more
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The under world for "Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo" is very similar to the world of "Princess Mononoke". The detailed payed to the art work is spectacular and the story line is a darker children's tale. 
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If you pay close attention you'll notice that Pokemon 4Ever takes a lot of influence from Princess Mononoke. Suicune appears to be based on the Forest Spirit, the Iron Masked Marauder appears to based on Eboshi, Satoshi appears to be based on Ashitaka, Celebi appears to be based on San, etc. 
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