When a frightening creature attacks his remote village, young warrior Ashitaka is able to put the great beast out of its misery. It is a boar god corrupted by sinister magic, transformed into a monster by a wound from a mysterious iron ball. Ashitaka has received a wound as well, which bubbles with supernaturalMore »
When a frightening creature attacks his remote village, young warrior Ashitaka is able to put the great beast out of its misery. It is a boar god corrupted by sinister magic, transformed into a monster by a wound from a mysterious iron ball. Ashitaka has received a wound as well, which bubbles with supernatural putrescence, so he must travel far to the east seeking a cure. In Iron Town, Lady Eboshi employs freed prostitutes, former serfs, and even outcast lepers to build a human empire that will civilize the wilderness with iron and guns. In the forest, the wild gods gather their strength to fight back, led by San, the Princess Mononoke. She is a beautiful but savage girl who has chosen to give up her humanity and side with the animals. Ashitaka finds himself embroiled in a battle between the two forces, both of whom see him as supporting the enemy.« Less
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A giant boar-demon attacks an Emishi village and the protagonist, Ashitaka, is forced to fight and kill him. In the struggle, Ashitaka receives a curse on his right arm, which grants him superhuman strength but will eventually kill him. Under the advice of the village wisewoman, he leaves to travel to the west in search of a cure. After some traveling, he meets Jigo, a wandering monk who tells Ashitaka that he might find help from the forest spirit of a mountain range populated by giant animal-gods. Iron Town, located in that range, continually clears the nearby forests to make charcoal to smelt ironsand and produces advanced firearms, leading to battles with the giant forest beasts. Among these animals are giant wolves accompanied by San, who the villagers of Iron Town call "Princess Mononoke." She is a young human woman who was adopted by the giant wolf goddess Moro.
Film in a Sentence: A young prince defends his village and ends up pulled into a conflict far beyond anything he could have imagined.
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Other: Sake is consumed by a few characters (but, to be fair, you probably wouldn't even notice).
Frightening or Intense Scenes: There's some slight intensity to the action scenes. Also, black goo pours out a body. A creature under a magical curse gets covered with what look like a mass of worms (it's not pretty, but it's not particularly frightening).
Sexual Content: The idea of women working in brothels is very briefly mentioned.
Violence: Animals receive a bit of pain, in the sense that some get shot, a boar dies, dying bodies burn and deteriorate, and a boar spits out red sickly blood a couple of times in a row. Villainous warriors are decapitated and have their arms chopped off in one scene. But remember: this film is owned by a Disney affiliate.
Coarse Language: Damn is said a few times, as is "bastard" (twice) and "piss" (once).
QuotesAdd a Quote
"What I want is for the humans and the forest to live in peace!"
"These days, there are angry ghosts all around us. Dead from wars, sickness, starvation, and nobody cares. So you say you're under a curse. So what. So's the whole damn world."
"You cannot change fate. However, you can rise to meet it, if you so choose."
"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."
"Look, everyone! This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It's eating me alive, and very soon now it will kill me! Fear and anger only make it grow faster!"
"Ugh, I smell like a human."
Kôhroku: Huh, I didn't know the Forest Spirit made the flowers grow.
Ashitaka: That's a relief. I was starting to think I'd done something wrong by bringing him back home.
Toki: Thanks, stranger. My husband's an idiot, but I'm glad he's safe and sound.
Toki: I wish the wolves had eaten you! Then maybe I could've found a real husband.
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PRINCESS MONONOKE trailer (and more!)
The English-language trailer for PRINCESS MONONOKE. Also additionally, for those who for whatever reason, can't get access to PRINCESS MONONOKE at their local libraries, a thoughtful provision by a registered uploader: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDIKHfUJu3w
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