Princess Mononoke: Being Raised By Wolves Ain't So Bad
|"Princess Mononoke" (1997).|
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.|
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 mighty boar-god!|
"Princess Mononoke" is not like "My Neighbor Totoro" or Kiki's Delivery Service, i.e., not a simple tale for children, who likely will be put off by the seemingly pointless battle between townspeople and demons and the wavering allegiance of Ashitaka between Eboshi and Princess Mononoke. People who take the time to watch and understand "Princess Mononoke" tend to like it a lot. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time and patience to do that with a little-known anime "classic."
|The beheaded forest spirit.|