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.