Princess Mononoke

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

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Podcast Release Date:
Feb 02, 2016

Don’t let the Disney logo fool you — Mononoke is no Jasmine!

Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki are highly regarded among anime fans. But none of their previous successes compared to 1997’s mythological Princess Mononoke. The film became Japan’s top-grossing film of all time. Disney’s Miramax Films even commissioned an English translation written by Neil Gaiman, voiced by stars including Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, and Billy Bod Thornton. Now join the Now Playing hosts as they travel into the forest for their first anime movie review!

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Movie Details

Series
Individual Movie Reviews
Original Title
もののけ姫
Title
Princess Mononoke
Director
Hayao Miyazaki
Author
Producer
Toshio Suzuki
Writer
Neil Gaiman
Actors
Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yūko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi, Masahiko Nishimura, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Sumi Shimamoto, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Satô, Akira Nagoya, Akihiro Miwa, Mitsuko Mori, Hisaya Morishige
Runtime
2 h 14 min
Release Date
12 July 1997
Genres
Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
Overview
Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Emishi people, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.

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