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Princess Mononoke Story

Mature in theme, operatic in scope, mystical in style, PRINCESS MONONOKE is the mythological tale
of a war between encroaching civilization
and the beast gods of the forest..

In a remote mountain village far away in Northern
Japan, the young warrior Ashitaka, is forced to kill
a monster to protect his village. Too late, he discovers
that the boar-like creature he killed is a protector-god
of the forest. In killing the demon boar, Ashitaka has brought
upon himself a curse, its sign: a twisted scar on his right
forearm that is slowly spreading.

Ashitaka journeys to the land of the Tatara clan where he
hopes to uncover the mystery of the curse before it takes
his young life. He meets their proud and regal leader,
the Lady Eboshi. Along the way, he becomes involved in the
bitter fight between two warring factions of humans and a
race of forest- gods trapped in the middle.

During one battle, Ashitaka sees San, the Princess Mononoke,
a young woman raised by wolves, who is prepared to die to
defeat the humans. Against his will, Ashitaka is drawn into
the struggle between man and nature, trying to persuade the
two sides to find another way, one that will halt the endless
circle of killing. He seeks a middle ground where forest
creatures and humans can live in the world in peace together.

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