These two movies seem very similar. Princess Nausicaa has many of the same qualities as Prince Ashitaka from 'Princess Mononoke'. Little subtleties like the enchanted forest in 'Mononoke' and the toxic forest in 'Nausicaa' reflect each other. The boars from 'Mononoke' and the Ohmu from 'Nausicaa'. Both these movies are very unique and at the same time very similar. Perhaps the similarities are due to the fact that they are both Hayao Miyazaki films. 'Princess Mononoke' is the story of human civilization expanding and endangering the enchanted forest and how the people/creatures of the forest react to that growth. 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' is the story of how the toxic forest is expanding and how human civilization reacts to that growth.  read more
Making recommendations for Hayao Miyazaki films is almost useless. This director has it’s own style in graphics and storytelling which is hard to be muddled. His every film share same ideas and attitude about life. All characters in his films act almost the same, naturally, following their own heart and without hesitation. So if you’ve seen one of Hayao-sama films and get excited go and watch the rest.
Here we go with Mononoke and Nausicaa. Except favorite Miyazaki’s mysteries girls which have special ability (for example to communicate with strange creatures) or artifact you’ll find in these movies his other favorite feature – a relationship between humans and nature. You won’t find explanations about how to prevent global warming or decrease environment pollution. Those films mostly based on special Japanese perception of the world which arise from Shinto. So all battles in reality are only reflection of battles in their hearts. read more
Both of the same director, they share the sme message of protecting our world and the nature. A brave girl who will give everything to save the world she loves so much despite of the cost it will need. A masterpiece
Both movies have a similar environmental conservation theme, have strong female characters, and show a fine line between what is considered good/evil. If you enjoy any of Miyazaki's movies, these are definitely must-sees.
Obviously the influence sphere is obvious, since both of these works were done by the same man (Hayao Miyazaki / 宮崎 駿). In many cases, Princess Mononoke feels like a spiritual successor to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. The films both deal with the same issues and problems, and most of the characters even fit the same roles. The only difference is the setting, where P.M. takes place in the Muromachi period of Japan, Nausicaä is a steampunj-futuristic setting. The stories are almost exactly the same, but, that doesn't make them both enjoyable for different reasons. Nausicaä is a must see for anybody.
They're both about princes and princesses saving the village and both pretty much have violence. Although, Princess Mononoke has much more bloody parts than Nausicaa and it reminded me more of this so I had to make a recommendation of it.
They both were made by the same director and animation studio, so they share similar styles of artwork, and of pacing. Most notable of their similarities is their story themes. Nausicaa and Princess Mononoke are about finding and balancing harmony between Nature and Technology.
I cannot stress enough how similar these two movies are. Both beautiful films about humans and their relationship with nature and how the natural elements of the world react when threatened by humans and the construction of man. Nausicaa and Ashitaka are extremely similar and their relationships with the other characters and how they treat their world and fellow inhabitants of it are without a doubt next to the same. I can argue that Miyazaki created Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa as a test run in a way for Mononoke Hime just because how similar the two films are. If you loved one of these two you need to watch the other, such fantastic movies made by none other than Hayao Miyazaki.  read more
These Miyazaki works rank as possibly the greatest anime film productions in history. Themes of environment and social responsibility are strong in both these films, but Nausicaa is a more personal journey with a more inventive mythology.
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.
Mushishi and Mononoke Hime explore nature in a fantasy setting.
With their themes, both anime adapt a mystical background with ingredients of a tale involving characters that get themselves involved with supernatural beings. They also present a powerful background with a natural outlook of its nature.
The soundtracks are smooth ones that retain a serene-like feeling with minimal comedy. Character relationships are explored and the laws of nature with humans and beasts are also emphasized.
Both share themes of nature, humanity, and the cycle of birth and death. Mononoke Hime has spirits of the forest, gods, demons... These are very similar to the mushi of Mushishi, with the main character of Mushishi also trying to find a balance between humans and nature, the same way Askitaka does. Both have gorgeous scenery and animation, with heavy emphasis on natural surroundings.
Both deal with the relationship between nature and humans. The OSTs are wonderful. The scenes of fight are very well done (even if Gin'iro no Kami no Agito is futuriste and Mononoke happens in the past).
The great theme of nature and civilisation being in conflict, made visually delightful by inventive and quirky animation, runs through Mononoke in the same way as it does through Origin. More than that, Mononoke presents a two-sided argument with more complex characters and superior action sequences whilst retaining that 'innocent' feel you find in Origin.
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.
Both movies are dramatic fantasies about the struggle of humans and animals fighting to save an enchanted forest. Each film features a mystic forest spirit aided by young heroes with an affinity and empathy for the forest's creatures.
Besides the very similar plot, these movies are a great watch to anyone who enjoys fantasy mixed with a bit of action. The greenery and depiction of forest wild-life are really fantastic and either one of these will have you grip harder to the nearest object as the plot thickens and things start going down.
In Both movies is a fight in a forest, both have healing water in the mid of the forest, they fight in both against a giant "creature", all characters have a simular character in the other movie,..... the only differences are that the pokemon movie isnt that brutal and plays of corse with pokemon chatacters.
Made in Abyss has a very "Ghibli" feel, with an eerie feeling, and a lush, rich world and deep characters and story. More mysterious than Princess Mononoke but if you like one you should check out the other.
Similarities: The mysteries of their worlds and the way they explore them in both, from the designs of; the creatures, the environments and even the characters. I mean, San's design obviously helped inspire the design of Nanachi, Ashikaga's curse to Regu's cyborg arms and even Lady Eboshi antagonistic beliefs to Ouzen's own antagonistic beliefs. Even the stories are alike; a tale of a journey to found something/someone (with Mononoke Hime, a cure for Ashikaga's curse and with Made in Abyss, Riko's mother).
Made in Abyss feels like a Ghibli movie that was written by a sadist.
Boasts an Art Director, Osamu Masayuma, who has worked on various Ghibli films too, so the art is just as fantastic and captivating.
Vivid and detailed natural environment, a setting organic to the plot mixing more down-to-earth elements with supernatural ones. Both anime play around with the more apathetic, dangerous and less softer aspects of nature.
Of course, one is a movie another a series, and the character designs of MiA are of the chibi style instead of the realistically proportioned Ghibli ones.
Both have very good storyline to support a successful movie.
But the part that makes it less successful (this is just my opinion), is the fail of an ending both of these movies have.
Still great movies....until the post-post climax portions.
made by the same guy Hayao Miyazaki. He makes great anime movies that will leave you wanting more, I can't say that I didn't enjoy watching all of the movies that were made by him. His movies are very creative and original, if you've seen one, you should check out some of his others, they are all just as good. His movies are so great that I even re watched some of them a few times. anyways if you're interested in one of his movies, you're almost guaranteed to like the others. see for yourself.
Both anime - a fantasy, with atmosphere of romanticism and adventures where people co-operate with gods. Well and of course plotting in this work of Makoto Shinkai is too similar to an anime of Hayao Miyazaki.
Both movies have incredibly similar atmospheres and basic plot lines about humans trying to be/control gods and not fully understanding what they're getting themselves into. Princess Mononoke delves much more heavily into a humanity vs nature theme, while Children Who Chase Lost Voices focuses more on how people cope with death. Both are gorgeous beyond belief and if you like one you will undoubtedly enjoy the other.
Armies clash around two characters, who, while they don't trust each other at first, try to make sense of the world. Both deal with the same themes during approximately the same time period. Mononoke is more fantasy, Stranger is slightly more realistic/grittier.
Both movies are set during the late Middle Ages in Japan and feature action with a good variety of pre-modern weapons (e.g matchlocks, spears and bows).
Their differences lie in themes; Princess Mononoke is a semi-historical fantasy that focuses on nature vs man conflict (between a forest's denizens and a society of outcasts), whereas Sword of the Stranger is a ronin adventure that focuses even more on action and on feudal wars (including conflict between Ming mercenaries and locals).
Plotwise both are about a prince who's going on an adventure to fight a curse and stand up to his fate.
Also the fantasy world's setting is similar: These are times when men fight between each other but also nature that they don't understand. Anime touch the subject of spiritual beings, demons and moral problems of humans who don't treasure life.
Ecology, Human VS Nature, human nature, self destruction, humans ignorance and arrogance, all these themes are raised there. "Earth Girl Arjuna" - "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" - "Princess Mononoke" - "Mushishi" - ... They are similar, with some same context and themes risen, but they are different in presentation of those themes.
The world and character designs of Xam'd are all very Ghibliesque. Akiyuki may have been created drawing some inspiration from Ashitaka; each character is forced to accept his fate after absorbing a dangerous and ancient power into his forearm.
Both feature a lost boy searching for his purpose, where both of them have received powers that they didn't ask for. They both meet a mysterious girl who helps them throughout their journey but also acts as the deuteragonist/protagonist.
Both series involve themes of dying nature and tackles the problem of human interaction and nature (In Mononoke, humans tearing down forests; in Xam'd, humans abusing shamans for personal gain.) Symbolism is also integrated in both series, some symbols being "rebirth" and "hope." Both series also feature great artwork, animation, and soundtracks.
Although Howl's Moving Castle doesn't have such a 'save the nature theme' that most of Hayao Miyazaki's movies do, it still is about 'no war.' I love all of his movies, Princess Mononoke being my favorite, but out of all his movies, this one is my second favorite. The animation is great as well as the characters. It has a great plot and another curse. In many ways, Howl's Moving Castle is similar to Princess Mononoke.
Both are excellent movies about nature and about the feelings of humans, the main character wants to help both humans and nature. Both have deeply thoughts about nature and humans with a philosophical touch.
- Both movies turn around nature and the natural order, and show us what happen when the balance is broken.
- Both movies involve mythologycal creatures who exist to keep that balance.
- They both develop ideas like retribution and responsibility.
- In both cases there is a marked difference between the human being and nature.
- Both mc are foreigners who arrive to the town/comunity and get involve in the local problems.
- Both have a human female character who lives in nature.
Both movies were made by the same studio and have similar animations.
Mononoke Hime and Tonari no Totoro are both masterpieces, are loved by most people and have heartwarming stories that will make want to pay attention.
If you enjoyed one, you will most likely enjoy the other.
Both involves around a very interesting world, with lots of fantasy and with a slight touch of romance. They involve around conflicts, and both creates a grand adventure with bonds between beast and humans.
At their cores, both Mononoke and Erin are about our relationship with nature, and both create convincing and fantastic worlds that we feel strongly connected to. It is through these worlds that we understand the various characters' motivations and points of view. Due to its format as a TV series, Kemono no Souja Erin is able to paint a deeper emotional tone than Mononoke. And like Mononoke, Erin has a mature, engrossing story that respects its audience, never cheapens the experience with common anime tropes. Like Studio Ghibli, Nahoko Uehashi's works that have been adapted by Production IG are above trends and spiky haircuts, and successfully aspires to be more than its genre. read more
Both are Ghibli films which feature mythological creatures that live in forests. Even though the events are set in different eras, both depict the conflict between the natural world and industrial civilization, giving a positive message for the preservation of nature.
Gedo Senki, meet your older, smarter sibling, Mononoke Hime. Gedo Seki may be based on the Earthsea novels, but Mononoke is considerably deeper, and every bit as visually and aurally impressive. To the inverse, if you've seen only Mononoke, Gedo Senki is worth watching for those visuals, and because it's Earthsea.
Made by Miyazaki's son and has simlilar humanity and nature theme towards it. I recommend because it doesnt have too in depth characters but how they react and actions require no explanation. As well as many great motifs!
Both movies have a similar premise - a human girl working with spirits to protect the forest from destruction by "greedy" human developers.
Miyori no Mori is like a sanitised version of Mononoke Hime that is meant for younger audiences.
Both of these films are simply beautiful both in artwork and in story. The premise behind both stories is different However I strongly urge any who enjoy not just characters but amazing scenery to complete the full experience. Both films are written so well both will leave you with a lasting impression far beyond the ending credits.
About girl who lives in a forest. She is the protector of life of all things. They will learn the truth about world they live in. Same art style and studio. Studio Ghibl films. One is a full length movie while the other a TV series.
Princess Mononoke is another Studio Ghibli film that focuses on people and their impact on nature. Both feature independent young women who are goal driven and stick to their beliefs. Princess Mononoke is a bit more graphic compared to Laputa, but the deep meaning behind both are very similar.
This recommendation has quite common similarities between the two films:
-Both are created by legends (Hayao Miyazaki & Yoshiyuki Tomino) and are considered to be classics due to their aging years since their debut
-Addresses earth's pollution and human nature that shows how much of an enemy society is in their era
-San and Char are misanthropists who believe in "exceptional" due to their desires and troubled past are willing to preserve their ideals to prove how distasteful humanity is along with serving as deutaroganists
-Ashitaka and Amuro are kind individuals who are dragged into war trying to find a solution to peace & are the heroes of their stories
-War is brutal and body counts are massive as it drags on showing how horrible wars are read more
Both anime handle similar themes such as war and nature. the two also feature a female character torn between the side her adoptive family and the her true origins with the side of the protagonist. plus, there's a scene in the climax of the film which involves a giant monster rising from the canape of a forest/jungle.
Both protagonists are young men with a demonic curse. They travel the land in order to redeem themselves, as well as seeking answers.
Combat with Demons, Animal Gods and Spirits in a similar time period and setting.
Unusual friendships and bonds.
Notions of war and famine.
Shinsekai yori has a *very* similar feel to Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke. It very much has an epic feel that is just breathtaking and beautiful that is very similar to a Ghibli film. It is similar to Spirited Away, in that it is about the journey of children growing more mature, in a world of magical powers that they don't understand. With Princess Mononoke, it's a very similar setting, of a rural, medieval setting in Princess Mononoke, and a Post Apacolyptic/far future medieval setting in Shinsekai yori. Both have a very similar art style and epic feel, that impart deep messages.
Both have that "fresh" feel to it and have themes about nature and the uncovering of what is truly important in life. Both have excellent incorporation of music, though Piano no mori is more focused on it. The artwork is also superb like Mononoke. They both leave you off liberated and refreshed but with little funny quirks that make it realistic.
Well in Princess Mononoke There is some
romance and in this there is also romance.
The relation is a guy falling in loving with a
wolf girl. Also something not so important
but something i admired was both animes
had giant wolves.
While Berserk does contain a larger amount of violence and a higher level of maturity, both are set in more primitive times, with sword fighting and combat.
Both follow a moderately young male protagonist as they journey through the lands, battling humans and demons a like.
Both of these are fantasy animes about young adults going on a journey and learning more about the world beyond their hometown. Princess Mononoke is more violent and contains a more solid storyline, where Kino's Journey is more philosophical and abstract.
Both main characters have a cursed arm where they set off on a venture to cure it. They both possess great strength from it. S.U.P deals with goblins and demons, while Princess Mononoke deals with gods. Both are filled with action and fantasy.
The two are quite different, plot-wise, but if you're looking for nature symbolism and various attitudes about how humans interact with the environment (and vice-versa), the two productions are similar in that regard.
Ok, this is my first time writing one of these, so I hope it comes out alright. Although the plots are completely different - Mononoke Hime being more like the epic adventure type, this one being the touchy, makes-you-cry kind of short movie - they share common themes such as spirits, mountain gods and sacred forests. Both have slightly romantic atmospheres to them ('Hotarubi no Mori e' is a shoujo anime, so it's natural it develops more towards a love story than 'Mononoke Hime', in which the "love" depicted is more like admiration from one part). In other words, both revolve around ancient traditional Japanese beliefs. The thing is, if you want to sit down for a while and watch a classic, breathtaking movie, do so with Mononoke Hime. If you'd rather watch something short but that also has a beautiful and touching story to it, make sure to check this one out. read more
Porco Rosso and Mononoke Hime have really nothing much in common, except the fact that both of them were created by Miyazaki.
But if you enjoyed Princess Mononoke, you'll surely enjoy Porco Rosso.
Animation is beautiful in both movies, and stories, in yet so different settings, bring up a battle of 2 men against the curse they've brought upon themselves.
Princess mononoke helps spirits, Yuki helps people but she herself is a spirit.The feel is the same in both anime and it leaves you rooting for them and it takes you to a world of imagination not easily seen today.
Both have heavy action, Claymores are part Youma, Ashitaka (Prince) is infected by curse: if they don't control their actions can loose control, strong female characters in both who are surrounded in mystery, both have small romance - San has feelings for Ashitaka as Claire does for Raki, although obstacles get in the way of this, both have same tension.
- Bloody scenes, downright horrific scenes, war, death and also death.
- Both ask you questions about human nature and humans in contrast to other lifeforms.
- Both (sets of?) protagonists come „into contact“ with Gods, you could say - although Mononoke Hime is more on the spiritual side while Evangelion on the other hand gets to a more philosophical core as a whole.
- Even though they are set in completely different time scenarios, they both share the same kind of thick, threatening atmosphere: A constant tension, which only seems to be growing as (PETIT SPOILER) you can feel their respective worlds dying/coming to an end (/SPOILER)
- Fun fact: According to MAL, they were actually released exactly one week apart (July 12th/19th, 1997)...!
Coincidence?! … Probably. read more