Cover image for Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoke
Suzuki, Toshio, 1948 August 19-
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Disney : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2012]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out to the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest's animal gods, who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves.--Container.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.

With: featurette, theatrical trailer.


Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13, "For images of violence and gore CHV rating: PG.
Added Uniform Title:
Mononoke-hime English.

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library DVD 65876 Adult DVD Media Room-Family Video
Audubon Library DVD 65876 Adult DVD Open Shelf
Dudley Branch Library DVD 65876 Adult DVD Audio Visual

On Order



This $20 million animated adventure/fantasy quickly became the highest grossing Japanese film in Japanese film history (making $150 million in Japan during its first seven months). Set in the 14th century, the ecology-themed epic was directed by Hayao Miyazaki whose previous films were acquired by Disney for U.S. distribution plus other territories. Princess Mononoke depicts a mystical battle between Animal Gods of the forest and humans during Japan's Muromachi Period. Young Ashitaka receives a fatal infection after a demonic wild boar attacks his northern village. Seeking a cure, he sets out to locate the deer-like god Shishigami. Along the way, he sees the rape of the Earth by a mining village. The constant plundering by the village has brought the wrath of the Wolf God, Moro, who attacks the village along with San, a human who was raised by the wolf god. She communicates with the nature spirits -- which is why she is called Princess Mononoke ("spirits of things"). Ashitaka wants these opposing forces to co-exist, and he hopes to bring peace between San and the ironworks owner, Lady Eboshi. However, he is thwarted as higher powers, intent on killing the Shishigama, intrude, and a battle erupts over the future of all nature. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Google Preview