PG-13 | | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Hayao Miyazaki had intended to this be his final film before retiring. Its great success led him to do another, Spirited Away (2001). He made some more films in the years after that.
In ancient times, the land lay covered in forests, where, from ages long past, dwelt the spirits of the gods. Back then, man and beast lived in harmony, but as time went by, most of the great forests were destroyed. Those that remained were guarded ...
When Ashitaka swims to Iron Town during the battle, there is a shot of the water. In the next shot there is a floating corpse not visible in the previous shot.
There are no opening credits.
Jigo, in the Japanese version, criticizes the stew he is eating by saying it tastes like water; he calls it donkey piss in the English-dubbed version.
$144,446 (USA) (31 October 1999)