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(Note: I don’t like wasting my time trying to write-up quick synopses for my second paragraph, so from now on just look for the quick Wikipedia summary at the beginning every review.)

Synopsis: Princess Mononoke is a period drama set specifically in the late Muromachi period of Japan but with numerous fantastical elements. The story concentrates on involvement of the outsider Ashitaka in the struggle between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the humans of the Iron Town who consume its resources. There can be no clear victory, and the hope is that relationship between humans and nature can be cyclical.

Hayao Miyazaki is a filmmaker who, in my opinion, has never made a bad film. Be it classics like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro or even lesser efforts like Ponyo, all of his films manage to create both lush animated stories that appeal to children…

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