On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
“Princess Mononoke” is a Japanese animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. It was released in 1997 in Japan and later internationally. The movie is set in the late Muromachi period of Japan and tells the story of a young prince named Ashitaka who becomes involved in a struggle between the forest gods and humans who consume their resources.
The movie follows Ashitaka’s journey to find a cure for a curse he received while defending his village from a demonic boar. Along the way, he meets San, a human girl who was raised by the wolves and is now known as Princess Mononoke. San is fiercely protective of the forest and its inhabitants, and she and Ashitaka find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict between humans and the gods of the forest.
The movie explores themes such as environmentalism, industrialization, and the balance between humans and nature. It received critical acclaim for its animation, storytelling, and message, and is considered a classic of Japanese animation.