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Mononoke Hime


Alternative Titles

English: Princess Mononoke
Synonyms: Mononoke Hime
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: 8.801 (scored by 294,370 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #79
Members: 440,752
Favorites: 9,458
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Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

In 1997 the film won Best Japanese Movie, Best Animation and Japanese Movie Fans' Choice awards during the 52nd Mainichi Film Awards. In 1998 the film won the Best Picture award during the 21st Japan Academy Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors

San
Main
Ishida, Yuriko
Japanese
Ashitaka
Main
Matsuda, Youji
Japanese
Moro
Supporting
Miwa, Akihiro
Japanese
Kodama
Supporting
Gozen, Eboshi
Supporting
Tanaka, Yuko
Japanese
Yakul
Supporting
The Forest Spirit
Supporting
Okkoto
Supporting
Morishige, Hisaya
Japanese
Toki
Supporting
Shimamoto, Sumi
Japanese
Jiko, Bou
Supporting
Kobayashi, Kaoru
Japanese

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"Mononoke Hime" by Joe Hisaishi




More reviewsReviews

Mar 12, 2008
Phill-z (All reviews)
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
Jun 21, 2008
Zealouz (All reviews)
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
Sep 10, 2008
TheLlama (All reviews)
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
Jun 25, 2008
AlexanderZero (All reviews)
Warning: This review may contain significant plot spoilers and is really more intended for the thought and entertainment of those who have already watched the movie.

For a while now I've been hearing rave reviews about Hayao Miyazaki's films. He certainly has an impressive track record, having created the three most popular animated movies in Japan. Apparently his anime work is greeted with positive reception everywhere, for this movie was placed in Roger Ebert's own top ten favorite movies for 1999. It's about time I finally watched it for myself, but it's left me with a strange aftertaste, and I'll tell you why.

The movie opens with read more

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