Mononoke Hime

Going to watch Princess Mononoke today. Will update this post with immediate post-viewing reactions later this afternoon… if anyone has any non-spoiler suggestions for things to watch for, drop me a comment below!

6 thoughts on “Mononoke Hime”

  1. Watch Eboshi for motivations; watch the women of Iron Town for their attitudes, particularly toward the men of Iron Town; watch it subbed. At least, those three things were the grounds for the last three arguments I’ve had over the film.

    More importantly, watch it for wonder – this isn’t Spirited Away, but it has its moments.

  2. Watch for what happens to the crystal dagger, which in Japan is a symbol of undying love, given like a wedding ring in ‘barbarian’ tribes. The hair is important as well, but not quite as simple to explain. And try to see the different places that Ashitaka’s arms aim atÒ€¦ It’s hard to describe it in a way that makes sense without spoiling it.

  3. heh – no πŸ™‚ I have a number of thoughts but just need to sit down and write them down. Soon…

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