Princess Mononoke: Being Raised By Wolves Ain't So Bad
"Princess Mononoke" (1997), directed by Hayao Miyazaki for Studio Ghibli, is an animation classic that relates a story of demons and monsters. It is set during the late Muromachi era (the middle ages, when most Western fantasies are set) in Japanese history, but really exists outside of historical reference points as a pure fantasy. This is a fairy tale of supernatural beings fighting against humans who invade their territory to strip the forest's resources, so there are many aspects relevant to our own time. "Princess Mononoke" is Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki at their very best, which is quite good indeed.
|The Forest Spirit|
|San the assassin|
|San and her pack|
|San on her wolf|
|San pondering her next move|
|San the warrior-ette|
The great success of "Princess Mononoke" in Japan convinced Miyazaki not to retire, and he later did "Spirited Away" and some other works. Miyazaki's attention to detail led to a huge number of different colors - 550 - being used in "Princess Mononoke."
|All bow before the might boar god!|
|The beheaded forest spirit|
Below is the original (English dub) trailer of "Princess Mononoke" from Studio Ghibli: