Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli have created an epic and thematic adventure brimming with exciting action and dazzling visuals. Set aside some time to discover the impressive set of characters and story of this highly acclaimed and beloved movie.
Princess Mononoke is an epic fantasy adventure set in the Muromachi period (around the 15th or 16th century) in Japan. The movie opens with a small village being attacked by an angry demon whose body is enveloped in a mass of dark slithering entities. The prince of the village, Ashitaka – our hero – kills the demon in order to save his village, but is injured and cursed by the demon.
The demon turns out to be a boar god, consumed and twisted by hatred originating from an iron ball found inside his body. Ashitaka now sets off to find a means to lift his curse and discover where the iron ball came from.
He comes across a human settlement, Iron Town, and their conflicts with the nearby great forest and the animals, spirits and gods inhabiting it.