Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Mononoke Hime (1980)
While the film Mononoke Hime (known here as Princess Mononoke) served as Hayao Miyazaki's breakthrough in the Western world, it was preceeded by another Mononoke Hime. Rather than a film, this version is a painted fairy tale storybook about a giant cat, a loyal daughter and a duke possessed by a demon. However, it retains all the charm of a Ghibli production, with an dynamic sense of motion in the paintings themselves. This translation has been presented online by the Conversations on Ghibli weblog. Click on the cover to read Mononoke Hime.