The Spirit of the Forest

Princess Mononoke is Anime’s answer to environmentalism. The movie kept coming up in lists of environmental movies. So since I’d seen a lot of Hayao Miyazaki movies, I figured I should watch it. It’s the standard industry vs nature premise. Only with spirits and giant animals. Unlike the other movies, Princess Mononoke is PG-13. There are some pretty graphic scenes of dismemberment and blood shed. Making the movie a lot more intense than I’m used to. I did expect a creatively different fantasy world though. With characters who blur the line between good and bad. Princess Mononoke is equal parts simple and complicated. Always remember to respect nature.

San (human) tends to Moro’s (wolf) wound

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