Princess Mononoke (1997)


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Rated: G

Released: 12 July 1997 (Japan)

Runtime: 134 Min

Taglines: Live on.

Genres: Animation | Adventure | Fantasy

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki , Neil Gaiman  (Adapted By: English Version)

Actors: Yôji Matsuda , Yuriko Ishida , Yûko Tanaka

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.


While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he’s embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met by animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy.

Smitten by a fiery and destructive curse after a deadly encounter with a boar-demon, the young prince Ashitaka sets off on a long and perilous voyage to the Western lands to discover why Mother Nature is in disarray. Eventually, Ashitaka will reach the Iron Town, where the ambitious Lady Eboshi who rules the land with an iron fist, battles against the Princess Mononoke, a mysterious young woman who was raised by the wolf-god, Moro. Will Ashitaka manage to rescue the once lush forests of the West and lift the curse on his arm?

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