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  1. Lost Ronzo
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:28 am

    Dio Bestia

  2. KobaltApollodorus
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:28 am

    You say that Ashitaka is a protagonist that doesn’t seem to have a lot of agency, and he doesn’t have a big character arc, but I don’t think that’s exactly it.
    It’s not that Ashitaka is going with the flow or being pushed around, it’s that he’s trying to strike a balance between humanity and nature. He says something to the effect of "Is there no way for us to co-exist?" several times in the movie. At the end, he says to San, "You live in the forest, and I’ll live in the ironworks". That seems to me like a metaphorical marriage between mankind and nature, with the masculine Ashitaka being a symbol humankind, and the feminine San being a symbol for nature. Meaning: the ideal arrangement is communion and marriage between them, not competition.

  3. Bry S.
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:29 am

    This is awesome. I literally cannot wait to hear your thoughts on The studio Ghibli series. Spirited away is my favorite, but it’s been so long since I’ve seen princess mononoke that I need to go back and revisit it. Thanks for the thoughtful great in-depth reviews!

  4. droidnoise
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:31 am

    Check out The Wind Rises! Its amazing.

  5. Adrienne Ladd
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:32 am

    Oh you’ve only seen three of them…please watch the rest of them.

  6. Terry
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:32 am

    I saw Princess Mononoke twice in cinema when it was released.
    It was even more astounding on the big screen with a real Dolby system.

  7. Niji no shita
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:33 am

    Hayao Miyazaki is honestly a genious movie maker and Princess Mononoke is one of the best absolutly love that movie

  8. Agnel Thomas
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:34 am

    Should review "Grave of the Fireflies" – THE BEST GHIBLI MOVIE !!!!!!!!

  9. Joshua Ivy
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:36 am

    I have loved almost every Ghibli movie I have ever watched. Mononoke is probably my favorite overall. Followed closely by Nausicca and Spirited away!!!

  10. C F
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:41 am

    Dude, can’t wait for the spirited away review! Castle in the Sky is my favorite ghibli movie, it’s so fucking cool

  11. bar zur
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:41 am

    when i was a child and i saw this movie for the first time it was a
    realy good movie for me back then, i realy liked the hand drawing, the
    view of the forest, the idea of a injured man traveling worldwide and
    searching for a forest god to cure him, but when i saw the movie 15
    years later, the convesation between the characters seems boring, not
    funny or intresting enough for me to get excited from the movie before
    the action begins, i also felt like i cant realy relate to the
    characters in the movie. i think that the director could make the
    coversations between the characters way more intresting, with better
    sense of humor, and with better responds to each other, to make you as a
    viewer to realy connect to the movie.

  12. Mike Johnson
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:42 am

    Love your view on PM i have praised this film for years.

  13. hendrik kranen
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:42 am

    When will he finally read Berserk?

  14. David McKenna
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:45 am

    One day I’ll see an American YouTuber pronounce Ghibli properly… One day.

  15. Jay Jordan
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:45 am

    This is possibly my favorite movie of all time.

  16. lenanana8
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:50 am

    I love the environmental commentary Hayao Miyazaki makes in Princess Mononoke. It’s more subtle in Nausicaa but equally impresive.
    If you’re impressed by the use of colour in Mononoke, then you’ll love Zhang Yi Mo’s films (Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Shadow to name a few). The use of colour is both symbolic and atmospheric.

  17. Dan Montgomery
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:50 am

    Such an incredible movie, love Miyazaki!

  18. Zax BitterZen
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:50 am

    Ashitaka is the royal blood boyscout. He has incredibly strong moral’s from the get-go due to the living condition’s of his people, and his role as an adept warrior/hunter as well. His way of life is more necessity than anything greedy like the resident’s of Iron Town. He’s the perfect middleman for both sides since he can afford to see the pro’s and con’s of both sides views. Both sides believe their way of existence is just, and the other is the archaic thorn in the other’s paw.

  19. TheMisakiDubs
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:50 am

    I would LOVE to hear what you think of Kiki’s Delivery Service. It’s not a plot focused film, but the scenery is gorgeous and it’s character driven and about growth and the awkward time of adolescence.

  20. Andrew c
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:52 am


  21. Jon A. Scholt
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:56 am

    I rewatched Princess Mononoke with my 8 year old niece and she loved it. Now she wants to go as San this Halloween. She also said she wishes she could have her own Yakul, which I also wish I could have!

  22. Hyfryd !
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:57 am


    Spoiler: They couldn’t 🙁

  23. radomu92
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:59 am

    Best. Animated. Movie. Ever.

    It’s the closest simulation of reading a long epic fantasy novel.

  24. Sarah Schesser
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:59 am

    I think Nausicaa is Ghibli’s greatest fantasy/scifi. The world has a lot of detail, the forest is fascinating, the story is tight and well paced, and the characters are well written.

  25. Glassmith193
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:59 am

    3:44 haha nope

  26. Romeo's Ramblings
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:00 am

    would love to see you review other Ghibli’s! Howl’s Moving Castle, Tales of Earthsea, and Nausica are my favorites

  27. Sunny Sunny
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:00 am

    Neil Gaiman wrote the dub for this but he never got credited.

  28. Geralt Of Rivia
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:01 am

    Be Aware Of the Cartoon Salloon Studios. I am Expecting a review on Song Of The Sea and The Secret Of Kells. Brilliant Fantasy Films Based On Irish Lore

  29. Kordy93
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:02 am

    OMG Daniel those are exactly my thoughts! Its my favorite anime and right now Im wearing a Mononoke Tshirt haha

  30. Jonas Ryan
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:03 am

    If I’m lucky you’ll read this:
    have you been dabbling with the films of Zhang Yimou (notably Hero and House of flying daggers) ?
    Reviews of those movies from you would be wonderful.

  31. Chris Lee
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:05 am

    this review is just fantastic. absolutely perfect summation of this beautiful film

  32. Brick Stonesonn
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:07 am

    Hey, have you seen Made in Abyss? I think it’s the best fantasy story I’ve ever seen. Please watch it.

  33. For Love of The Page
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:08 am

    Absolutely top tier fantasy. The world had depth, character, and charm. Amazing. You constantly wanted to know more about everything which is the best thing a story can do.

  34. poop pooper
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:08 am

    btw. you should google "How Neil Gaiman protected Princess Mononoke from Disneyfication"

  35. Jon A. Scholt
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:08 am

    As a protagonist Ashitaka is a lot like Captain America. He starts a great guy and ends as a great guy. No growth, right? The thing is that’s not the point. The "job" of both of these characters is to act like a mirror to the others, pointing out their flaws and subsequent growth.

  36. turbotech devS
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:09 am

    Amazing fact it will blow you mind the girl named kaya at the start of the movie is actually ashikata fiance who gave him the locket. Also it is completely confirmed that she was pregnant with his kid. And his descendent from her passed down his legend. The movie name was first supposed to be legend of ashikata. That is why he has more screen time then monoke. You can even check the wiki fandom of girl name kaya it is real. The japanese women hated his character for him being a cheater. He was shown as brother to her for the western audience. Go check the fandom page of girl named kaya.

  37. Rebecca Britten
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:10 am

    Howl’s Moving Castle video when?? It and Mononoke are my favorites!

  38. Running with Rachel
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:10 am

    Please please review all the studio ghibli movies! The bad ones are hilariously bad

  39. Taylor Woodard
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:11 am

    You definitely should keep up with this! Love these films

  40. Andrew c
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:11 am

    This is the best of the gibli movies anyways. Good job with the pronunciation.

  41. Emma Morris
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:12 am

    Princess Mononoke is in my top 3 Studio Ghibli films. One of their earlier films – Nausicca also has an environmental theme and sits right alongside PM for feels and majesty (Patrick Stuart voices a character in the English language dub). If you are feeling to keep on that theme, Laputa Castle in the Sky is another one of their early releases that fits perfectly next to PM and N.

  42. chezznut
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:14 am

    Hi! I love your videos and I really recommend Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and Laputa: Castle in the Sky!
    p.s. I couldn’t help but cringe at how you pronounced Studio Ghibli
    in japan it’s pronounced as ji-bu-ri, "translating" this to english it’s pronounced like jibli (g=j)
    as someone who grew up in an english-japanese household, trust me! it’s pronounced jibli 🙂

  43. santi cïls
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:15 am

    Nice video Daniel. I saw the film and liked it, but I’m not quite sure why. I enjoyed the world building and mythology, but I failed to get a sense of structure. I heard somewhere that in Japan storytelling is not structured as in the West. Can someone explain this further?

  44. Elijah Taylor
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:17 am

    Love this movie.

  45. H.
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:18 am

    I really wonder what Daniel would think of Nausicaa of the valley of the wind

  46. Nafee Ahnaf
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:18 am

    Princess Mononoke is my favourite Ghibli movie, I usually don’t like too much fantasy elements but damnn this just blew me away with it’s story, animation, beauty and the message that the story conveys us.

  47. HectorGrey
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:19 am

    I would absolutely recommend a watch of My Neighbour Totoro. It is pure, unadulterated, wholesome, and it has the most believable kids I have ever seen.

  48. Seyha Leonhartz
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:22 am

    My favorite Ghibli film definitely.

  49. czars salad
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:25 am

    Ghibli is pronounced as Ghibli

  50. Lupa Martins
    April 21, 2022 @ 1:26 am

    Someone link me the endcredit song