It was the Age of Iron: a time when mankind was just starting to understand its ability to exploit the world and its natural resources. But a war was brewinga war between a village of iron miners and the animal gods of the surrounding forest. The villagers unwittingly found themselves in a dangerous situation they didn't totally understand.
The only hope for peace lay with a young girl named Princess Mononoke. Raised by wolves and calling the forest her home, she was in a unique position to bridge the gap between the two factions. Together with a boy carrying the curse of a rampaging boar god, she must find a way to bring peace to a world on the brink of eternal conflict.
About the Author
Hayao Miyazaki is the most beloved animator in Japanese history and the creator of several successful films, including the 2002 Academy Award®-winning SPIRITED AWAY, CASTLE IN THE SKY, PRINCESS MONONOKE (winner of the Japan Academy Award for Best Film release of 1997), MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE. Whether working with comics or animation, Miyazaki's work is known for its entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking art. He currently works out of Studio Ghibli, where he writes, draws and directs with partner Isao Takahata (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES).