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Rating: 8.5 stars


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Seen on: 11/18/2019, 12/26/2017, 10/30/1999 (rewatch)

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Princess Mononoke (1997)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Adventure | Fantasy | Action

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Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Emishi people, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.

Rated PG-13 | Length 134 minutes


Sumi Shimamoto | Yōji Matsuda | Takako Fuji | Yuriko Ishida | Yūko Tanaka | Kaoru Kobayashi | Masahiko Nishimura | Tsunehiko Kamijô | Tetsu Watanabe | Mitsuru Satô | Akira Nagoya | Akihiro Miwa | Mitsuko Mori | Hisaya Morishige

Viewing Notes

Stuck around for the GKids screening of Mononoke since it was the Japanese version. Happy to see plenty of folks in the theater for this version. This is another warm blanket movie so much so that I was fighting the sleepy fits in a big way. Not sure if it’s just bc I’ve seen this a few times and I’m so familiar w/the story or something else but wow this was like a drug. Wish I that would happen to me when I’m at home!

Anyways, this new restoration looks beautiful. I really love how Miyazaki was walking the fine line between the encroaching ironworks and the adjacent forest in how opposed they are yet have to live together. We have empathy for both sides. San remains one of the all-time best characters of Studio Ghibli. She’s such a badass.


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