Mononoke Hime

Princess Mononoke

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Synonyms: Mononoke Hime
Japanese: もののけ姫
English: Princess Mononoke
German: Prinzessin Mononoke
Spanish: La Princesa Mononoke
French: Princesse Mononoké
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 1997
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 2 hr. 13 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.661 (scored by 803160803,160 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #105
Members: 1,243,068
Favorites: 21,759

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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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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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Gaiman, Neil
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Script, ADR Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Mononoke Hime" by Joe Hisaishi


Jan 8, 2024
"Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still, you find reasons to keep living."

Grim, long, and an utterly complex epic. This is arguably Miyazaki's most striking work both visually and thematically and for someone who's mainly known for creating soft, comfy films it's understandable to see why.

It's easy to look at Princess Mononoke as an allegory of naturalism vs industrialism, and to an extent it seems that is what Miyazaki had in his mind while he was creating the film. But I'd like to think that Miyazaki rather wanted this to explicitly be a film about how human beings collectively look ...
Jan 31, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I don't get the hype of the movie. I watched it, and it was Fine. Not amazing as most people seem to think. If this movie was exactly the same but made by anyone else than Ghibli, i belive it would just been an anime lost in time, Howl's Flying castle was more entertaining to me. The animation was fine, great landscapes, clean but flat animation, not much depth on the charecters, but that is the style of Ghibli so that is fine. Story is nice and linear but also predictable, you know what will happen 5 minutes before it does. I think people ...
Oct 24, 2023
If you are like me who hates pacifist main characters who can't take a side then you are going to hate the climax. Our annoying MC couldn't take a side even though it has been abundandtly clear what he should have done but he continues to help the "villains" who also don't get any punishment whatsoever despite all the cruel things they did. when i reached that point i couldn't wait to stop the movie since it took a really tasteless and infuriatin turn. like get a drip and do what must be done. Hated it felt like i wasted 2 hours of my life ...

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