This is a detailed synopsis of "Mononoke Hime". Please do not read it unless you are absolutely sure that you don't mind spoilers.
This synopsis is meant to complement the movie, not to substitute for it. It is the author's sincere hope that this synopsis will interest you in the movie so that when this great movie comes to the US (and other parts of the world), everyone will go see it in theaters or on video/DVD. For those who have seen it, the author hopes that this synopsis will help you to understand or remember the movie better.
Dialogue in the synopsis are translated by the author from the Japanese version, so they will not match the actual English dialogue which you will find in the official sub or dub version. Any misunderstanding is entirely the fault of the author's lack of English proficiency.
"Mononoke Hime" is the copyrighted property of Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Tokuma Shoten, and other appropriate copyright holders. The synopsis and the images are here only for the purpose of encouraging interest in, and discussion about Mononoke Hime. The synopsis itself is the property of Team Ghiblink. If you wish to use or translate all or a part of it, please notify us first. Please do not publish this synopsis in your web page or publication without our permission.
Many thanks to Deborah Goldsmith, Mike Arnold, and Shun Chan for editing and helpful comments.