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 809517809,517 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #105
Members: 1,252,909
Favorites: 21,946

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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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Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Screenplay, Creator
Gaiman, Neil
Pannetier, Jean-Marc
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


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 ...
Mar 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
• My grasp on why people consider Mononoke Hime great.

It is another Miyazaki masterpiece that showcases beautiful landscapes and the theme of preserving and protecting nature from of the oh so evil humanity, and how it will also pushback when it is demanded of it. It is one visually stunning tale which manages to capture visually the importance and beauty of our surroundings, as well as the ferocity and primality of nature. Striving to find the balance between us and nature is something we should seek for the benefit of every living being on the planet, so this also makes Mononoke Hime really forward thinking. ...
Sep 22, 2018
***Warning: This review may contain significant plot spoilers***

Let's start with the title - 'Mononoke Hime'. After watching the movie, one can easily concur that the title is a mismatch.

The movie starts off great. Immediately we are introduced to the main character taking down a demon god and was cursed in the process. He sets out on a journey to find a way to lift his curse. At this point i was greatly engrossed & was really looking forward. Man!! It was a big let down.


We have a main character 'ashitaka' who is so lame and useless that if you remove him from ...

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