Mononoke Hime Alternative Titles
Mononoke Hime English: Princess Mononoke
Mononoke Hime Synonyms: Mononoke Hime
Mononoke Hime Japanese: もののけ姫
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 1997
Producers: Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 2 hr. 13 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 8.701 (scored by 602,493 users) Ranked: #462
When one of Emishi's villages is attacked by a ferocious demon boar, young prince Ashitaka puts his life at risk to protect his tribe. With its dying breath, the monster cursed the prince's arm, granting him demonic powers while slowly taking his life. Guided by village elders to travel west for healing, Ashitaka reaches Tatara, Iron Town, where he finds himself caught up in a bitter conflict: Tatara's Lady Eboshi, fueling constant deforestation , against Princess San and the sacred spirits of the forest, who are enraged at the devastation brought about by humans. When the opposing forces of nature and humanity begin to clash in a desperate struggle for survival, Ashitaka tries to find harmony between the two, while also battling the demon hidden within him. . Princess Mononoke is a story that depicts the connection between technology and nature, and shows the path to harmony that can be achieved by accepting each other.
San (Main) - Ishida Yuriko (Japanese)
Ashitaka (Main) - Matsuda Youji (Japanese)
Gozen, Eboshi (Supporting) - Tanaka Yuko (Japanese)
Moro (Supporting) - Miwa, Akihiro (Japanese)
In 1997, the film won Best Japanese Film, Best Animation and Japan Film Fans' Choice Award at the 52nd Mainichi Awards. In 1998, the film won the Film Award. Best in the 21st Japan Academy Awards.
For every new Studio Ghibli movie I watch, I'm more and more convinced that they're the best animation studio out there. Princess Mononoke is not an exception.
Ashitaka, the last prince of a people known as the Enishi, is cursed while fighting a demon, and sets out on a journey to escape the curse, which can be deadly. He soon hears rumors of a forest spirit that can give and take life, and sets out to find it. However, he soon finds himself in the middle of a war between humans and animals