Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Fantasy


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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.

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writers:

Hayao Miyazaki, Neil Gaiman (adapted by: English version)

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Trivia

Many speculate that various things featured in the Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) were greatly inspired by this film. For example, in the first 10 minutes of the film, the clothes Ashitaka is wearing closely resemble both look and color pallete of Link's tunic. Ashitaka has a sword, and also uses the bow and arrow as his main weapon, which are also the weapons Link uses in this game and the previous ones. Another example is the wooden observatory tower which is destroyed by the wild demon. It closely resembles a similar wooden tower with a ladder overlooking the land of Hyrule in Breath of the Wild. Other similarities include the villager's hats, wild monsters/demons, and simply the vastness of the land, similar to the "open world" concept of Breath of the Wild.


Quotes

Narrator: 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 ...


Goofs

When Ashitaka first visits the Forest Spirits home, he spots the Spirit's traces (shape of his hooves) underneath the water surface. But later in the movie, the spirit is seen as a walking surface, which is regarded as a goof. It isn't. The spirit, shishigami, can do whatever it pleases.


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Alternate Versions

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.


Soundtracks

Mononoke-Hime/Princess Mononoke Theme Song
(Japanese vocal version)
Lyrics By
Hayao Miyazaki
Vocals by counter-tenor Yoshikazu Mera
Music composed by Joe Hisaishi
Music performed by Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Hiroshi Kumagai

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Genres

Animation | Adventure | Fantasy

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