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Parents Guide for
Princess Mononoke (1997) More at IMDbPro »Mononoke-hime (original title)

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Sex & Nudity

No sex or nudity

A few offhand references to brothels.

Many women wear loose clothing that displays cleavage, but it is not sexual by any means.

Violence & Gore

Although animated, it's has some gore and blood but would be hard to call violent.

Villainous warriors are decapitated and have their arms chopped in one scene but isn't graphic

A couple instances of limbs being chopped off or lost, but blood is not shown, and it is not particularly violent.

Many instances of men being shot with arrows and guns, but blood is not shown.

A man is shown being shot with a gun, but the bullet passes through him harmlessly. The wound still bleeds through his clothes.

Animals are shot at and bombed with grenades(neither are graphic). A wild boar dies, we see its body burn and deteriorate. A wolf is shot at and we are shown the bloody entry hole of the bullet. The dead (but not bloody) bodies of animals are shown. An elk is shot with an arrow and has blood dripping down it's leg. A massive boar with multiple bloody injuries is shown. A boar vomits out huge amounts of red sickly blood a couple of times in a row. A mythological animal is shot with a gun and there is a brief splurt of blood.

Profanity

Japanese version: 1 scatological reference

English version: A couple uses of "damn," a few "bastards," and 1 use of "piss"

Some name-calling, but nothing too bad (i.e. "wolf girl," "idiot," "moron," "ruler of beasts," "dope," "dumb," etc.)

Some characters drink sake, as was common in the time period

Note that despite being an animation and the violence being quite clean and bloodless, Princess Mononoke is a mature film.

A deer's head is shot off (only a faint trickle of blood). Black goo pours out of the body and kills everything it touches.

A creature under a magical curse is covered with a mass of worm-like tentacles, giving it a horrific, spider-like appearance. The opening scene in which the creature is met is very intense, and ends with flesh melting off the creature's bones, leaving a huge bloody skeleton behind it.

A character is placed under a curse which appears as a black-violet scar on his arm. As the curse progresses the scar spreads as far as his back and chest; at times it becomes agitated and causes the arm to swell grotesquely.

Towards the end of the film the scenes can get very intense, as the forest dies, turning into a nightmarish landscape and the previously benevolent Daidarabocchi becomes a frightening, transparent giant that kills everything it touches.

This is arguably Miyazaki's most mature film and is not intended for children. It is a very sophisticated political allegory.

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for images of violence and gore
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:12 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:14 (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-7 / France:U / Germany:12 (w) / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:L / Ireland:12 / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 (Eirin # 114984) / Mexico:B / New Zealand:PG / Portugal:M/6 / Singapore:G / South Korea:All / Spain:7 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:PG / USA:PG-13 / USA:TV-14 (TV version)

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