Art of Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is an animation movie produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki in 1997. In the late 1970s, Miyazaki drew sketches of a film about a princess living in the woods with a beast, but he began writing the film's plot line and drew the initial storyboards for the film only in August 1994. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this movie.


THE STORY

While protecting his village from rampaging boar-demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy..