Monday, May 05, 2014

Princess Mononoke

The best of the synthesis of legends and music that comprises Japanese Anime, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki; soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi (Mamoru Fujisawa). 

Even as his body and spirit are being corroded by his contact with a demon, Ashitaka mediates between humans and the Forest Spirit. Princess Mononoke, who was raised by wolves in a dwindling forest, does not trust Ashitaka at first.

In the end, after much conflict and sacrifice, Ashitaka (and the forest) are healed.

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