On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
It took 25 years for an English dubbed version to be made and released in theaters of the 1991 classic animated film. In the US, it had only been shown in its original Japanese with English subtitles as part of Studio Ghibli retrospectives for a handful of showings at NYC's IFC theater in 2012 and once on Turner Classic Movies back in 2006. See more »
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This movie has all of the grace and beauty of Grave of the Fireflies, without the oppresive depression. Takahata has such an eye for detail and subtlety; the characters' observations about life and coming to terms with who you were and are when combined with the beauty of the animation and scenery are poetic and elgiec.
What could be a trite romantic tale instead blossoms into art due to the hyper-realism of Takahata's story-telling.
This movie requires some work to understand, but the effort is rewarded generously. Even though its been just a few minutes since I finished watching it, I can already tell that the images and characters will be playing in my head for a very long time.
This move is an absolute gem -- see it if at all possible!
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