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  1. Phil Nolan
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:25 am

    Careful with Ghibli, their films are great, I’ve been to their museum near Tokyo, but they are known for taking down reaction channels.

  2. Lil KaioKaio
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:25 am

    i vote for a BERSERK Golden age reaction

  3. Oroborus
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:31 am

    This is one of my favorite movies (animated or not). There are no clear heroes and villains. Everyone is a shade of gray. It’s got a complexity you rarely see.

  4. ILikeCHEEZ9
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:32 am

    The environmentalist standpoint is always interesting because it can be inherently self centered. The thing is, humans cannot and will not destroy this planet. Humans could never beat nature or else these natural disasters and resource crises wouldn’t happen. Humans need nature but chew through the resources because they don’t directly feel the impact. The world has gone through a complete extinction of life several times and everytime it reestablishes itself. Humans are just the current dominant life, but oddly the first self defeating form of life that accelerates it’s own destruction as well as disrupting the balance for others. As a teen I was always saying save the planet until I realized it’s not the planet that needs to be saved, it’s people that fear a world without. Even people are saying save the animals, at the end of the day its about preservation of human life because the animals are only dying because humans are consuming too much and many keystone species that are crucial to the propogation of more plant life are dying out, therefore impacting humans. Or even worse, humans will ignore keystone species and spend billions to put cute animals like pandas on display after destroying their habits. It’s all so selfish

  5. Raimund Keller
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:35 am

    i grew up with the german synchro and really feel like mononoke s voice is really alot less emotional in the english dub. Not a great dubjob on her imo.

  6. HelTra91
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:37 am

    Joe Hisaishi and Miyazaki are the best combination! You should check out Hisaishi’s Ghibli concert at Budokan ♥

  7. Domaz Gaming
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:37 am

    My favorite part of this movie is it really sticks to it’s theme, and additionally it doesn’t have a bias on either side of the argument.

    It shows us A beast was trying to destroy Ashitaka’s village, but it was hit with a human bullet, but only because it was attacking a human town operation, because they were cutting down trees and digging iron. you could say that the Humans should only take what they need, but how can they take what they need with permission when the first course of action of the guardian of the forest (the first boar that Ashitaka killed at the start) was to slaughter humans with his boar army.

    It also shows that Eboshi was a warmonger, but she also helps the powerless, buying off brothel girls and taking in lepers so that they can partake in society. but she primarily builds weapons and sells iron dug from the forest’s grounds, she builds weapons so that the people of irontown can defend themselves especially the women and lepers. the only reason she agreed to help jigo kill the forest spirit was because she was indebted to him as it was his rifle men that she had borrowed that helped her to get into her position now, but still she did say that she wanted to kill the forest spirit so that the great forest where irontown was located would become peaceful as there would be no more god beasts and intelligent animals that would keep attacking them.

    while the forest was depicted as the wild "lawless" forest it was, each of the tribes couldn’t get along all that well, the apes wanted to eat ashitaka (which definitely wouldn’t work, showing that the beasts could just be as irrational as humans), while the wolves and the boars first and only recourse was just to keep attacking and killing the humans until the stop. additionally, even though the God beasts just like Okoto and Nago turned into demons because of humans shooting them, it is shown that it’s still up to them (by succumbing to their hate) whether or not they become demons, as Moro proved that you could be shot and not turn into a demon as she stayed alive up until the climax without oozing the demon squiggly things, and so it’s shown that the gods could even be just as weak-willed as the greedy humans.

    even the great forest spirit seemed unbiased, it probably didn’t know what was happening as it seemed like it was only minding its own business most of the time, but if it did, it didn’t seem to care that the last two great god beasts who were willing to protect and fight for the forest were dying (okoto and moro) and killed them (even though it’s clear from the movie that The Forest spirit could probably heal them both.). The Forest spirit, arguably the leader of the great forest near Irontown, was the god of life and death, the movie practically says so (I’m pretty sure the movie literally says it too) and when it comes to nature, life comes as easily as death, just as death easily comes to anything within the wild, and the gods aren’t exempt to this.

    but just because things die, doesn’t mean it’s over, nature is a machine that keeps on working it’s gears, and even if you burn down a forest, a new one will eventually grow back to replace it, just as it did at the end of the film.

    This is my favorite Ghibli movie.

  8. Ricardo Wießner
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:38 am

    MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is the best one 😀

  9. Miles Webb
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:41 am

    This movie was the repeat movie of my childhood. Legend.

  10. Dave
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:42 am

    You’re doing yourself a disservice by watching the dubbed version. Doubly so in the case of a movie that’s so overtly steeped in Japanese culture.

  11. Marc Fie
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:46 am

    I see 256 comments, but not one of them has pointed out the fact, that the dialogue book of this english dub was written by Neil Gaiman. Yes, the one and only, otherwise known as novelist and comic creator.

  12. Matias Luukkanen
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:47 am

    The idea you said; that the things will never be the same as they once were, but that there is a chance for a fresh beginning, seems to be the theme that carries from one Ghibli movie to the next. It is especially poignant when people who are responsible in bringing forth this new opportunity are often young people who are not bound by the mindset and habits of the status quo.

    And in case of Ashitaka, are part of real-life later-to-be assimilated and conquered Japanese minority.

  13. Jonatan Q.
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:47 am

    Favorite Ghibli movie!

  14. Bestaghen Bertkeushtad
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:47 am

    Nope. Princess Mononoke was not ahead of its time.
    The new generation just haven’t brought anything new sorry millennials but maybe try to actually learn something before airing stupid statements.

  15. Jerónimo Arango Gómez
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:49 am

    They are realy hard core in the copy right claim, like realy hard core. I watched chanels fall because they started to react to studios Ghibli. So beter take care.

  16. G Man
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:52 am

    Oh God the cringe sjw commentary

  17. suguruji 999
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:52 am


  18. Craig Stephen
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:54 am

    The Disney/Pixar voice dubs were decent but the Japanese voice acting (and text translation) is far better.

  19. TagTek
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:56 am

    lol why english dub, this sucks!

  20. Happy John
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:56 am

    People don’t seem to understand that humans are the master of nature not the other way around… Humans survived over a dozen ice ages and even a super volcano that was a mass extinction event that reduced the human population to as little as 3000 in the whole world some sources say. Nature has tried to kill humanity time and time again to the extant that humans have made it a ingrained habit combating natural disasters and defying nature itself. Eventually humanity will destroy nature and remake it as we see fit. People forget nature isn’t sunshine and rainbows it is in essence the cruelest thing that exist and we learned from it and mastered it.

    In some ways humans can be viewed as a sort of eldritch abomination like that.

  21. william friedel
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:57 am

    Another great movie is nausica, it’s a really great movie with a great massage

  22. HungriestClone
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:58 am

    Joe Hisashi wrote the scores for most of the movies. I love his work so much.

  23. Sven Poletka
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:58 am

    Humans are so stupid and start YT careers and crap!

  24. Chrisfragger1
    April 18, 2022 @ 11:59 am

    Almost ALL Ghibli films are Gynocentric.

  25. Hummus Hero
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

    This was the first DVD I ever bought and wow was I amazed by the unbelievable, story, animation, and soundtrack. One of the greatest animated films of all time and personally my favorite Ghibli film.

  26. Death BB
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

    The movie shows that not everything is black and white.

  27. David Michaelson
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:04 pm

    This is not my favorite Ghibli movie. But it is stunningly made and I love how there are no real good and bad guys. Most people are just doing what they think is right.

    And for the record, Nausicaa (technically not Ghibli but Miyazaki), Spirited Away, and Whisper of the Heart are my favorite Ghibli movies. But ALL are worth watching, though Grave of the Fireflies is a tough watch. But gorgeous and very sad.

    And if you like bad ass women, Nausicaa has two amazing women characters. Though their characters are much better developed and contrasted in the manga version. The manga is so good I even spent $70 for a hardback collection of the series.

  28. Travis De
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:04 pm

    if you like this you may like the anime The Ancient Magus’ Bride

  29. pavel e
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:04 pm

    You should watch Grave of Fireflies

  30. Aniket
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:05 pm

    Idk if you have already watched it but
    " The wind rises" is another great Miyazaki movie
    Quite underrated in my opinion but it’s just as good

  31. GripTightThin
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:06 pm

    Why are you speaking so loudly?

  32. Timmy Telles
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:06 pm

    you should react to the other studio Ghibli films as well

  33. Jaybird Rosewater-Holmes
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:07 pm

    My absolute favorite Ghibli movie since I was a kid, and the scene where the people and boar fight always fucks me up

  34. Kent Miller
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:09 pm

    Awesome movie, I loved the complexity and maturity of the themes

  35. BlitzGirl
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:10 pm

    Totally forgot that Keith David did the narration at the start of the English dub! This is my favorite Studio Ghibli and one of my favorite animated films of all time.

  36. ZenAki
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:11 pm

    "I give up. Can’t win against fools." is pretty much a cliche of anime anywhere.

  37. theakwardactor
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:13 pm

    If you like Princess Mononoke, you should definitely check out Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. It has very similar themes in regards to the environment. Also, if you would like to check out a more light-hearted Ghibli film, I would highly recommend The Cat Returns (in my opinion, Ghibli’s most unrecognized, underrated, and funniest film).

  38. 뿡뿡! ^__^
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:13 pm

    When in YOUR lifetime have you NOT seen badass women? Give your ideology a rest.

  39. Lucas Stl
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:13 pm

    Porco Rosso, The Wind Rises, Whisper of the Heart, and The Cat Returns. Gotta recommend them every time. xD

  40. MadRhetorik
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:14 pm

    By far my first and favorite Ghibli film. IMO the English Dub is superior to the Japanese Dub on this film.

  41. Early Oyster
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:16 pm

    The Princess Mononoke Theme with the lyrics just makes me cry all the time.
    In the moonlight I felt your heart
    Quiver like a bow string’s pulse
    In the moon’s pale light
    You looked at me
    Nobody knows your heart
    When the sun has gone I see you
    Beautiful and haunting but cold
    Like the blade of a knife so sharp so sweet
    Nobody knows your heart
    All of your sorrow, grief and pain
    Locked away in the forest of the night
    Your secret heart belongs to the world
    Of the things that sigh in the dark
    Or the things that cry in the dark.

  42. B eer
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:17 pm

    2:29 Thanks for the reaction video, glad to finally have someone react to the music in the opening scene, and you keep mentioning how good the music is, many reacts don’t know how to appreciate music like you, maybe they do, but most of them don’t React or express opinions, and most choose to skip it and not put it in the video. Joe Hisaishi’s soundtrack is so beautiful and shocking, if you watch Hayao Miyazaki’s work and only taste the picture and ignore the music, you will only see half of the work

  43. 뿡뿡! ^__^
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:18 pm

    This movie is’t trying to spread feminism. "OMG, she’s like a WOMAN and stuff!" Yeah, women have played many roles in societies throughout history. So have men. Get over it.

  44. Albatr0ss
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:19 pm

    Oh my god I cannot explain how happy i am i found this video, for the past year i have been trying to remember the name of this movie because this was one of my favorite movies as a kid, i cannot believe after all this time i have finally found it, I’m so happy right now, i knew instantly when he took the bandage off and his arm was like that 4:25

  45. beageler
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:19 pm

    Ahead of it’s time? It’s from 1997 not from 1897…

  46. G C
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:20 pm

    8:18 Glad I’m not the only one that gets grossed out by that comment 😂

  47. Annie Perry
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:20 pm

    "Watch closely everyone; I’m going to show you how to kill a god." Is one of my favourite lines in a movie

  48. mystical
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:21 pm

    One of the things to note: After the Forest Spirit washes over everything, and you see the townsfolk in the water, you see one of the lepers completely healed. And the reason why San’s mother referred to her the way she did? She was unfortunate because her parents abandoned her and so San didn’t belong in either the spirit or human worlds, ugly because of her humanity (I doubt wolves think humans are attractive looking), beautiful because of her spirit.
    Miyazaki is famous for his belief that it is impossible for humans to coexist with nature as we once could.

  49. theredpriest
    April 18, 2022 @ 12:22 pm

    The ONLY way to maintain any kind of balance with nature would be to take only what we actually need on a global scale. That’s never going to happen. That’s what the Nightwalker represents. It’s only through complete and total destruction can humans hope to rebuild. Because the human species is not going to stop until it destroys itself. A sad way to look at things but that’s the unfortunate truth.