Princess Mononoke 20th Anniversary! Ghibli Film In US Theaters January

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We’re almost close to 2017. What better way to start it off than with a highly popular Ghibli movie? On January 5th and January 9th only, the movie Princess Mononoke will have special showings in select US theaters. January 5th will feature the movie with English subtitles with the Janauary 9th showing in English dub. 2017 will be the 20th anniversary of the film’s release (actual release was on July 12th 1997). Not only will it be celebrating for the reason of it’s anniversary but will also celebrate the birthday of the film’s director Hayao Miyazaki.

Just recently, another Ghibli movie, Spirited Away, was shown in select theaters presented both with with English subtitles and an English dub. Not only were fans treated to another great film in theaters, after the film finished, hilarious Ghibli shorts were seen for the first time in the US that featured animated staff of Ghibli.

This will actually be my first time watching Princess Mononoke. I’m glad I’ll get my first experience with it in a movie theater with other fans of either this particular film or just Ghibli movies in general. I love Howl’s Moving Castle and would not hesitate to buy tickets if it does a special run in movie theaters as well. Hope you all will go out to see this movie. I’ve heard nothing but great things. Check the link on the bottom to see where the movie is playing near you.

About Princess Mononoke:

“With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to succumb to their rage, cursing themselves as they lash out at rural and urban settlements alike. When a young Ashitaka, hero of his village, is imparted with one of these curses after slaying a crazed god, he forces himself into exile to prevent further harm to his village. As he ventures out into the world, however, he discovers just how dire the straights have become – with man and beast ready to break into all out war, his curse becomes the least of his problems. As both sides teeter dangerously on the side of outright slaughter of one another, Ashitaka sets his own problems aside and, using his charisma and honor, seeks to quell the hatred before it gets beyond repair – but will he be in time or is he simply delaying the inevitable?” (


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