Princess Mononoke

November 26, 1999 0 By Fans
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Plot

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.

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 8.4/10 (91,909 voted)

Critic's Score: 76/100

Director:
Hayao Miyazaki

Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka

Storyline
While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy.

Cast:

Billy Crudup

Ashitaka

(voice: English version)


Yuriko Ishida

San
/
Mononoke-Hime

(voice)


Billy Bob Thornton

Jigo

(voice: English version)


Yûko Tanaka

Eboshi-gozen

(voice)


John Di Maggio

Gonza

(voice: English version)


John DeMita

Kohroku

(voice: English version)


Sumi Shimamoto

Toki

(voice)


Keith David

Okkoto

(voice: English version)


Mitsuko Mori

Hii-sama

(voice)


Pamela Adlon

(voice: English version)
(as Pamela Segall)


Gillian Anderson

Moro

(voice: English version)


Lewis Arquette

(voice: English version)


Corey Burton

(voice: English version)


Jennifer Cihi

Tatara's Women Song

(voice: English version)


Claire Danes

San
/
Princess Mononoke

(voice: English version)

Taglines:
The Fate Of The World Rests On The Courage Of One Warrior.



Details

Official Website:
Miramax |

Release Date: 26 November 1999



Box Office Details

Budget: ¥2,400,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $144,446
(USA)
(31 October 1999)
(8 Screens)

Gross: $148,000,000
(Worldwide)
(except USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Around 550 colors were used in this film

Goofs:

Continuity:
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.

Quotes:

[first lines]

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 by gigantic beasts who owed their allegiances to the Great Forest Spirit, for those were the days of gods and of demons.



User Review

A true work of art that takes animation to an entirely new level

Rating: 10/10

I saw Mononoke Hime on its USA release back in late December 1999 under its
U.S. title Princess Mononoke. I had read quite a bit about this film and
its director but was still totally overwhelmed by the beauty and brutality
of this movie. The complexity of this movie is something never seen in the
United States in an animated movie and even exceeds that of most live action
movies as well. It combines love and hate, war and romance, nobility and
deception in ways rarely seen in movies today. Lines of good and evil are
anything but clear cut and in the end is hope but no guarantees, no
promises. This is truly an adult movie but my children, ages 12 to 15 all
loved it and talked about it for days later. Even my wife who holds a
strong prejudice against Japanese animation enjoyed this movie.

Go and see this movie. You won't be disappointed.