Princess Mononoke
Alternative Names:


Mononoke Hime

Country of Origin: Japan
Year Produced: 1997
Episodes: 1
Main Cast: (alphabetical)
By Yôji Matsuda
By Yuriko Ishida
Type: Series
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Princess Mononoke

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While fighting to save his village from the attack of a demon-god Ashitaka comes in contact with it and is inflicted with a deadly curse. In his search for a cure he is forced to leave his village forever and journey to the forest inhabited by animal gods. There he finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and a village led by lady Eboshi.

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Extended Information

The anime is an adaptation of the manga, with the same name.

In order to satisfy their own needs for land and resources, Man is encroaching on their sacred territory, cutting down the trees and destroying everything else that stand in their path. As a result, the animal gods became angry and attacked the encampment.

Into this conflict wanders a young boy, Ashitaka, a refugee of the Emishi people. His people still live in hiding, but when his village was attacked, he shot and killed one of the animal gods. For this he has been given the curse of death.

He has begun a search through Japan to find the secret of his curse when he arrives at the encampment. Outside of the encampment he is attacked by the "Monster Princess", a girl raised in the woods by Moro no Kimi (a 300 year old female dog god) and who is driven by a fierce hatred for the humans who are destroying the forest. She has repeatedly attacked the encampment, but after she meets Ashitaka, she becomes torn between her loyalty to the animal-gods and the world of the humans.
Surrounded by the warring characters of the humans on one side and the animal-gods on the other, each side believing in the righteousness of its cause, it is Ashitaka and San who must face each other personally and, by the end of the film, come to an understanding of each others world and make the attempt to coexist without hatred and violence.


Running Time:
134 minutes


Studio Ghibli

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Studio Ghibli
Miyazaki Hayao
Miyazaki Hayao
Hisaishi Joe
Yamamoto Nizou
Yasuda Michiyo
Okui Atsushi
Tokuma Yasuyoshi
Suzuki Toshio
Studio Ghibli
成田豊, 氏家斎一朗
Miyazaki Hayao
Andou Masashi, Kondou Yoshifumi, Kousaka Kitarou

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Ashitaka (lead)Yôji Matsuda
San (lead)Yuriko Ishida
Eboshi GozenYuko Tanaka
JigoKaoru Kobayashi
Lady Eboshi Gozen
MoroAkihiro Miwa