Princess Mononoke

Alt titles: Mononoke Hime

Movie (1 ep x 134 min)
4.535 out of 5 from 31,205 votes
Rank #35

With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to succumb to their rage, cursing themselves as they lash out at rural and urban settlements alike. When a young Ashitaka, hero of his village, is imparted with one of these curses after slaying a crazed god, he forces himself into exile to prevent further harm to his village. As he ventures out into the world, however, he discovers just how dire the straights have become - with man and beast ready to break into all out war, his curse becomes the least of his problems. As both sides teeter dangerously on the side of outright slaughter of one another, Ashitaka sets his own problems aside and, using his charisma and honor, seeks to quell the hatred before it gets beyond repair - but will he be in time or is he simply delaying the inevitable?

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Sheex's avatar by Sheex on Apr 30, 2008
Score: 8/10

For me personally, there's but one single event that makes Mononoke Hime  stand so firmly as a classic in the anime world.  No, it's not Miyazaki's brilliant capturing of the eternal struggle between man and nature, nor is it the heroic telling of a young warrior destined to save the world through both boundless passion and vicious strength; hell, it's not even the... read more

DavidWP's avatar by DavidWP on Feb 9, 2012
Score: 8.6/10

Like Grave of the Fireflies this is one of Studio Ghibli's darkest films - the film is very creative and the story, for what it is, is quite engaging, however what I really don't understand is why do the humans want the head of The Deer God? It doesn't explain what they are going to do with it or why they need it, it just seems like that woman is endagering the humans for no reason and hey they give it back to... read more

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