An Animated Movie Directed and Written By Hayao Miyazaki
Before it ever arrived in the U.S., this epic, animated 1997 fantasy had already made history as the top-grossing domestic feature ever released in Japan, where its combination of mythic themes, mystical forces, and ravishing … see full wiki
How do you review something so compelling, so engaging and so brilliant that to do so would make one seem like a boy with a huge crush? Roger Ebert placed the film as one of his 10 best films of all time at number six in 1999. Well, I am going to give a try anyway since I owe “Princess Mononoke” (1997) that much. This film is a period epic fantasy animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, it took the man 15 years to fully develop the story and to reveal the complexities of … more
Although I enjoy this anime a great deal, but hailing it as Miyazaki's best is far from the truth. I think people heavily praised it at the time just for it being new. But don't get me wrong. Princess Mononoke is fine storytelling, with a gripping and interesting plot along with the visuals and characters to go with it. This would be a great introduction into the anime genre for newbies.
One of the greatest achievements of Studio Ghibli and a work of high art. It is an epic struggle between man and nature and how hatred and pride can blind us to the truth. A total grand display of fantastic animation and careful storytelling. A Must-see!
The artwork of this film is astonishing. Set primarily in the forests of ancient Japan, the scenery is lush with life, vivid with depth and detail. The scenery is in some cases so gorgeous it will take your breath away. But the story, too, stands out from the crowd. Written by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki and adapted into English by writer Neil Gaiman, Princess Mononoke is the story Ferngully wanted to be. It tells of a great clash between humans and nature, with the animal gods and forest spirits … more
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