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  1. Alexander Kramer
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:03 pm

    Let’s go!!

  2. Diego Romo
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:06 pm

    My big brother love that movie so much. But I enjoyed your video and your reaction so much. ❤️

  3. Derek Lopez
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:06 pm

    Imagine your reaction to Grave Of The Fireflies, My goodness, that movie is incredibly sad.

  4. Hummus
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:08 pm

    I don’t know exactly what I expected when I first watched this film, probably “haha cute Ghibli princess in the forest”…

    …I was traumatised 😦

  5. Rabbiddawg
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:09 pm

    Ayaaaa! Very happy if this can stay up if copyright shenanigans doesn’t come after you for this one!

  6. Captain Usoland
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:13 pm

    My favorite Ghibli film!

  7. WoahThereCalmDown
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:17 pm

    This is my favorite! love your reaction

  8. El cubo mágico de marcelito
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:31 pm

    Great reaction. Other ghibli films with enviromental themes are Naussica of the valley of the wind, Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki) and Pompoko (Isao Takahata).

  9. Jat Med
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:33 pm

    If you liked this movie then you should check out Earth Girl Arjuna anime

  10. Captain Usoland
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:39 pm

    Have you watched “Weathering with You”?
    It’s also a very Environmentally focused animated film that is highly regarded.
    Please give it a chance!

  11. anemated20
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:45 pm

    Naussicaa of the Valley of the Wind is another great environmental theme that Studio Ghibli has done. I hope you get a chance to watch that one. It’s set in a post apocalyptic world and industrial society has collapsed, with gigantic bugs in a toxic wilderness.

  12. Leo McDonald
    March 6, 2022 @ 1:56 pm

    It one of my favorite film, and also you should do a reaction of The Queen’s Gambit. It’s about a orphan girl who becomes a Chess player during the 60s.

  13. Starleo
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:06 pm

    Great to see that you enjoyed watching it, it’s one of my all-time favourite ghibli movies. If you do want to react to more anime movies, I got to recommend Wolf Children and A Boy And The Beast (unless you have watched them already).

  14. Opinan Los Jóvenes RD
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:20 pm

    What is the problem with them being wrapped around each other?

  15. Erin Haury
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:24 pm

    This is my favorite Ghibli film. I was lucky enough to see it in the theater when it came out. So glad you enjoyed it!

  16. Chris Lee
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:25 pm


  17. Manuel Kauss
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:35 pm

    This is a great movie to watch! My favorite Ghibli movies are Howl’s and My Neighbor Totoro (you should watch this one next 😉)

  18. Jott Q
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:40 pm

    This was one of my absolute favourite movies growing up. Must have seen it for the first time in 2002 or 2003 when I was around 12 years old. Princess Mononoke was such a badass, AND she was living with a pack of huge ass wolves – what more could a 12 y/o girl want in a hero 😀 Not sure if it’s the same in other countries, but around here it would usually be on TV every year at Christmas (and only then iirc).

  19. ReekMoon
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:43 pm

    I love how avatar took so much inspiration from this and other ghibli studio movies

  20. OUTLAW35
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:55 pm


    The music is also considered classic, they had bands play this music during the movie I believe in some theaters.

  21. k k
    March 6, 2022 @ 2:59 pm

    can you pls pls pls watch howl’s moving castle i think you would love it

  22. PO
    March 6, 2022 @ 3:03 pm

    You can’t go wrong with any of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, every single one is phenomenal, and I would greatly encourage you to watch his entire catalog!!! His other works that have great environmental themes are, Castle in the Sky, Ponyo and Nausicaa in the Valley of the Wind.

  23. MsVelve
    March 6, 2022 @ 3:18 pm

    I love that movie, ever since I saw it as a 11 yo child – it influenced me so much, and after all those years I still revisit it, because it’s so timeless: the animation, the story, the music, it’s all so wonderful

  24. rockleelover16
    March 6, 2022 @ 3:19 pm

    Kiki’s Delivery Service is another Ghibli film and the story is amazing! Definitely a must watch!

  25. Blazingstoke
    March 6, 2022 @ 3:27 pm

    The Deer God gets translated to “Forest Spirit” and all the other animal gods become “great beasts” because after all these decades, Hollywood is still all about the compulsory Christianity. :/

  26. Porpoise Power
    March 6, 2022 @ 4:28 pm

    ugh the dub… (it’s not as bad as some dubs. I like most of the performances… but seriously watch it with the dubs and subs… it’s hilarious).

  27. Porpoise Power
    March 6, 2022 @ 4:31 pm

    There’s a live symphonic version of the Soundtrack that’s absolutely worth tracking down.

  28. Leo Feeley
    March 6, 2022 @ 4:37 pm

    Just having a chilling Sunday, minding my own busy the next this I know I get a notification from YouTube saying that Stephanie Best has just posted her reaction to Princess Mononoke one of my childhood movie while growing up and now I’m the edge of my chair praying that she will like. But all in all great reaction I will consider this to be an early birthday present lol.

  29. Porpoise Power
    March 6, 2022 @ 4:40 pm

    The pardon from the Emperor is “valid” as the Emperor was both king and god.

  30. Miss Connie!
    March 6, 2022 @ 5:31 pm

    13:18 – “You have to find some balance between what the humans need from the world’s resources to actually survive and keeping the planet in tact for the other creatures that live here.”

    This is the perfect description of the movie’s core theme. Balance is necessary, and both sides have good & bad to them (as we see so perfectly with Lady Eboshi’s town). Going too far either way hurts the other side, which isn’t something positive to strive for. Nature needs to exist and thrive, but so does humanity. If we can achieve that balance, both sides will prosper. I love that this movie doesn’t just needlessly hate on humanity for how it treats nature, but shows the truths of both perspectives. It makes it’s messages come across better than just blind one-sidedness. Miyazaki’s fantastic at this.

  31. NightmareOO9
    March 6, 2022 @ 6:01 pm

    This is one of my favorite movies ever

  32. Liz Wildenberg de Hernandez
    March 6, 2022 @ 6:13 pm

    Watch Voltron

  33. Léon Cat
    March 6, 2022 @ 6:14 pm

    Thank you so much for making this beautiful reaction of my favorite movie !!

  34. Nicholas Lypps
    March 6, 2022 @ 6:21 pm

    FUN FACT: The Emishi people were a real ethnic group that were fully conquered by the Japanese in the 9th century and then were assimilated. They were amazing horse riders/archers and are speculated by some to be the starting point of what we would recognize as what a “samurai” is.

  35. Daniel Emerson
    March 6, 2022 @ 6:34 pm

    One of Studio Ghibli’s best. It avoids the simplistic binary good/bad approach, by making Lady Eboshi (wrong-headed as she is at the start of the tale) as honest, courageous and loyal as our two young heroes.
    Plus, the ladies of Iron Town are both formidable and fun!

  36. Mike Larsen
    March 6, 2022 @ 6:48 pm

    Great movie but an average reaction at best 👎👎👎

  37. The Sky Forge
    March 6, 2022 @ 10:02 pm

    I have to shout it out, because it doesn’t get enough love, but “Laputa: Castle in the Sky” is the best Ghibli movie after this one.

  38. PuccaLover15
    March 6, 2022 @ 10:15 pm

    I’m going to keep recommending them: Secret World of Arriety and Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Those two are incredible! I think you will love Arriety most of all.

  39. Eric Schiedler
    March 6, 2022 @ 10:59 pm

    I watched this blind in the theaters during it’s first run. I had no idea what I was in for…… WoW what a ride. My friend and I walked out in awe.

  40. Juan Ramirez
    March 6, 2022 @ 11:00 pm

    I REALLY enjoy oriental movies largely in part because of how they portray gender roles and antagonist thinking

  41. Jonathan Cruz
    March 7, 2022 @ 12:49 am

    This anime movie is very popular since 1997

  42. Jonathan Cruz
    March 7, 2022 @ 12:55 am

    26:30 They will be together soon. After Ashitaka helped the people, then he will come back to her. That’s a promise

  43. Kampf Keks
    March 7, 2022 @ 5:01 am

    You can really spend some time analysing this movie and understanding what it wants to tell. I love this movie, probably my favourite of all time. Also a lot of things come from Japanese culture and I love that it’s so different

  44. Ghost_boy
    March 7, 2022 @ 7:11 am

    I love the strong women in this movie

  45. David Meir
    March 7, 2022 @ 7:27 am

    All the movies of Miyazaki have an environment message in some instance in them.
    About the matriarchy, not so sure, it is more that in many Miyazaki films there is a strong female character which is one of his trademarks.

    The Miyazaki and/or Ghibli films you have to watch:

    Nausicaa of the valley of the wind. With strong environmental themes and a strong central female character, this is the film whose success enabled Miyazaki and Isao Takahata to create Ghibli studio and even though it is not a ‘ghibli’ film, it definitely is the blueprint for a lot of Ghibli output.

    Laputa – Castle in the sky.
    The first ‘official’ Ghibli movie. With hints of Science Fiction, this is a great adventure flick again exploring Miyazaki’s interests, flying, strong female characters and balance between human technology and nature.

    Must see is Miyazaki first feature film. Lupin the 3rd, The castle of Cagliostro. Towards the end it does have an environment message but it is mostly a heist and adventure film and it is a blast from start to finish.

    Less centered on environment (but definitely with the theme underlying as well as central character being a woman) are the excellent My Neighbor Totoro (just magical), Kiki’s delivery service (love this movie) and Spirited away (the best animated movie ever). Howl’s moving castle is also worth the watch be it for the castle alone, a true animated marvel.

    Of Isao Takahata I strongly suggest Grave of the fireflies (but do prepare several boxes of tissues before you watch it), Pom Poko about a group of shapeshifting magical tanukis (a tanuki is a sort of raccoon dog that inhabits the Japanese islands) who use their abilities to fight human development destroying their natural habitat.
    This movie has a lot of heart and A LOT of humour and the tanukis use their balls as weapons. Yes, you read that right.
    Also Takahata last film before his passing, The tale of the Princess Kaguya based on an ancient Japanese folk tale about a baby found inside a bamboo by an old couple who is the daughter of the moon.
    The film is made with animated stills drawn in watercolor, simply breathtaking.

  46. sertaki
    March 7, 2022 @ 7:31 am

    Make sure to listen to the Japanese version of princess mononoke’s theme (mononoke Hime).
    It’s absolutely breathtaking.
    The English version “nobody knows your heart”is also great, but does not come close.

  47. darling Audri
    March 7, 2022 @ 7:37 am

    I remember going to block buster with my mom as a kid and picking out this movie and me and her loved it so much!! You should check out “The cat returns” or “Porco Rosso” next!!

  48. Froppyxedits
    March 7, 2022 @ 7:58 am

    You should watch Arrietty it’s emotional I think you’ll like it, I personally think it teaches about adapting to change

  49. Osiris-Cyrox
    March 7, 2022 @ 10:34 am

    Glad you liked this. This is still my favorite Studio Ghibli film.

  50. Millie Boon
    March 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

    Howls moving castle, spirited away are my absolute favourite, this one is good aswell I am not much of anime watcher but I have seen a fair few and these three especially HMC & SA are so good

  51. Amaël Boisson
    March 7, 2022 @ 5:33 pm

    The girl at the beginning isn’t Asihtaka’s sister, it’s a translation error, since Ashitaka is older than her, she calls him nii-san, but they aren’t related, she gave him the necklace because she’s in love with him 🙂
    *Princess Mononoke* is among my favorite Ghibli movies, maybe my favorite alongside *The Castle in the Sky* , I’m a sucker for treasure hunt, plus with war themes explored 🙂 But I also love the most unknown ones, like *Whisper of the Heart* and *Only Yesterday* for example 🙂

  52. Amaël Boisson
    March 7, 2022 @ 5:38 pm

    Watching this movie, people always take side with the Nature and think the humans are bad, when everyone is the same, it’s like symmetry and Ashitaka is the center, he said it, he travels far to gaze upon the world without hatred, he tries to be perfectly partial… and as viewers we should try to be in his shoes instead of taking side…
    Okkoto the boar and Lady Eboshi are exactly the same character but on 2 different sides, taking care of their people, trying to live in the world fighting back the enemy, yet most of the audience sides more on the Nature side. The battle where Okkoto went too far and let his hate take over happened offscreen and he died quickly before the climax; so we think of him as a victim, when he made himself the victim by desperately going to war instead of searching for peace, when Eboshi has more screentime where we see her wrongs and going the same way, she also is desperate, trying to kill the Forest God to have peace with the emperor (when he backstabbed her) but she had redemption and let her hate go for a small cost, in the end she was the better character…
    When we think about it, Eboshi built a settlement peacefully, respecting nature at first, cutting trees only because her people needed it, but Nago the boar at the beginning openly started the war first by attacking the humans, Eboshi only defended herself… Of course looking for a responsible is useless in war, that’s not what the movie is teaching

  53. Vixie Starfire
    March 7, 2022 @ 8:56 pm

    I think the wolf mother described her as ugly yet beautiful because she is human and she thinks that part of her is ugly, but she is her daughter and loves her and thinks she’s beautiful for who she is not what she is. Simply put she hates what she is but loves who she is

  54. Noremac
    March 7, 2022 @ 10:11 pm

    I feel like Jigo is what Uncle Iroh would have been if he had fully embraced the ideals of the fire Nation

  55. Terminator Juice
    March 7, 2022 @ 10:44 pm

    This is one of my favorite movies of all time, but I just can’t watch it with the lesser writing and dialog of the English dub… The story and characters are so much better in the direct translation, so my recommendation is the JP audio with English subtitles.

  56. Ayumi Satoh-Fukuhara
    March 8, 2022 @ 4:09 am

    a first time viewer and I loved your genuine reaction! I actually loved that they didn’t end up together – I thought that kind of relationship was also ahead of its time!

  57. Thommsen
    March 8, 2022 @ 5:19 am

    Why don’t you Watch it in Japanese , like it was intended? Why do I cringe on English dialog man. It feels so forced everytime they need to fill the gap with stupid

  58. Madison Waycaster
    March 8, 2022 @ 5:28 am

    San is an ugly wolf but a beautiful human, but she’s neither. That’s why Moro described her that way.

  59. Samantha Ramirez
    March 8, 2022 @ 7:28 am

    Another great one I myself have been rewatching a lot lately is When Marnie was There. I think you will like it.

  60. vazak11
    March 8, 2022 @ 8:17 am

    17:00 Its cos she’s not a wolf, so naturally a wolf can’t really appreciate human beauty standards anymore than a human can a wolf’s.

  61. spacekid
    March 8, 2022 @ 2:08 pm

    i highly recommend also watching the original subbed version, especially the demon gods’ dub voice actors are quite underwhelming compared to the japanese ones 🙂

  62. Ulysses Don Rieken
    March 8, 2022 @ 3:15 pm

    I liked this one(all of them actually). My favourite one, however, is Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Though it is technically pre-ghibli. I’d recommend the non-Miramax version. “Grave of the Fireflies” and “The Wind Rise” are very good ones too.

  63. Ulysses Don Rieken
    March 8, 2022 @ 3:29 pm

    Having seen this film more times than I can remember. When you mentioned the boars doing “war paint”, it suddenly(literally just now for the longest time) occurred to me that it might be due to the Japanese culture being anthropomorphic.

  64. Andrew Alejandre
    March 8, 2022 @ 9:10 pm

    Try Makoto Shinkai films next

  65. Awesome Matt
    March 8, 2022 @ 10:20 pm

    Can’t the dude with the infection just amputate his own arm?

  66. Awesome Matt
    March 8, 2022 @ 10:22 pm

    Its hard to hate Lady Eboshi if she is making the lives of outcasts better.

    March 9, 2022 @ 3:03 am

    >> ‘loves Nature’
    >> women being basic industry wojaks in a quasi stakhanovist crappy place run by a rotten dominatrix
    >> ‘kawaiiiiiii’ ‘feminism yay’


  68. Alina C
    March 9, 2022 @ 4:32 am

    I saw this mocie when I was like 12 and I lived it but it also scarred me for life 😂

  69. Indre Jureviciute
    March 9, 2022 @ 7:28 am

    please do more anime movies plss

  70. Sareen Kumar Panda
    March 9, 2022 @ 8:32 am

    Please watch sword art online 😀😀😀

  71. UncleMilo
    March 9, 2022 @ 2:20 pm

    If you do Kiki’s Delivery Service or Laputa: Castle in the Sky, PLEASE do it in Japanese with subtitles. The dub of Kiki adds music where there was silence and tripples Jiji’s lines.

  72. UncleMilo
    March 9, 2022 @ 2:54 pm

    Another film I suggest you watch (again, in Japanese) is Pompoko.

  73. PH5121
    March 9, 2022 @ 4:11 pm

    “Now you’re killing humans?”

    The samurai class of Japan abused their power a lot. Check out “Seven Samurai”and you can learn more!

    I just realized during your reaction that Jigo’s staff had sprouted leaves at the end, thanks to the Forest Spirits rebirth.

  74. Ethan Madigan
    March 9, 2022 @ 4:37 pm

    Another very mature Ghibli movie you could watch is Grave of the Fireflies. But if you’re going to watch it you should know that it is brutal, and incredibly heart breaking. It’s a beautifully tragic film and it’s the only movie that can make me cry every time I watch it without fail so be prepared for that.

  75. King Of Evil Ganondorf Dragmire
    March 9, 2022 @ 4:51 pm

    I loved Moro she was my favourite character in this movie