'Princess Mononoke' returns to theaters: Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece is re-released on the big screen for its 25th anniversary

‘Princess Mononoke’ is one of the most iconic films of Studio Ghibli and very soon it will celebrate its 25th anniversary since its premiere in 1997. In Spain we will also have a “birthday party” for the film by Hayao Miyazakisince it has just been confirmed that this summer we will be able to see it on the big screen.


Miyazaki back in theaters

‘Princess Mononoke’ premiered on July 12, 1997 in Japan and was one of the films that ended up breaking international barriers for anime films and once again crowned Studio Ghibli as one of the largest animation studios in the world. It was the highest grossing film in Japan until the release of ‘Titanic’, and only ‘Spirited Away’ it unseated it as the highest-grossing anime film in the country’s history.

In Spain, the Ghibli film was also a hit and is already a cult film, and as Vertigo Films has just confirmed, on July 22 ‘Princess Mononoke’ will return to theaters. There is still no list of theaters where it can be seen, nor has the language been confirmed, although it is very possible that it will arrive in Japanese with subtitles and with the Spanish dubbing that was done in its day.

This is not the first time that Vertigo Films has brought an anime classic back to theaters. We have recently been able to see the 4k and restored versions of ‘Akira’, ‘Millenium Actress’ and ‘Spirited Away’, also by Miyazaki, reaffirming that more and more the Spanish public wants to see anime movies on the big screen.

“While protecting his people from an enraged boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka is afflicted with a deadly curse. To find the cure that will save his life, he travels to the sacred depths of the Great Forest realm, where he meets San ( Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolves. It is not long before Ashitaka finds himself caught in the middle of a battle between the humans exploring the iron ore and the forest dwellers. He must summon the spirit powers and all his courage to prevent man and nature from destroying each other,” states the official synopsis of the Studio Ghibli film.

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