On July 22, Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke will enchant fans across North America once more as it returns to theaters for a three-day event. The film, which was directed by living legend Hayao Miyazaki, originally hit theaters in 1997. Ashitaka’s journey through the lands of man and wild captivated viewers and won over critics across the globe. The feature would go on to win Best Picture in the 21st Japan Academy Awards.

© 1997 Studio Ghibli – NN

Miyazaki’s talents breathe life into this epic tale of man versus nature. The movie transports viewers to feudal Muromachi, Japan, where warrior Ashitaka slays a demonic boar-god. Though he saves his village, Ashitaka is afflicted with a curse, which grants him immense power, though it’ll ultimately claim his life. To find a cure, the hero ventures west, deep into the hallowed depths of the Great Forest. It’s here, that he meets San, a girl who was raised by wolf-Gods who is waging war against the humans who inhabit the outpost of Iron Town. This strange girl, with blood-smeared lips and a wild gleam in her eye, stands as the last hope for a forest that is on the brink of destruction.

Tickets for Princess Mononoke are now on sale. The film will be shown on July 22, 23, and 25.

Anime Herald is proud to work with GKIDS as a partner in spreading the word about this masterpiece. Moreover, the folks at GKIDS have prepared a pair of tickets to the show, which will go out to one lucky fan.

Enter by July 18 for a chance to win!

Princess Mononoke – Anime Herald

Contest Rules:

  1. No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  2. Participants must be residents of the United States.
  3. The following individuals are not eligible: employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Anime Herald or GKIDS.
  4. The contest ends on July 18, 2018 at 11:59PM Eastern (8:59PM Pacific)
  5. Winners will be able to select their preferred theater and date. A representative from our partners will reach out to confirm theater choices after the contest ends.

Header Image © 1997 Studio Ghibli – NN