A young prince defending his town from a boar demon becomes cursed. While desperately seeking a cure before the curse can kill him, he becomes tangled in a war between a mining town and the spirits of the neighboring forest.
Director Hayao Miyazaki personally corrected or redrew more than 80,000 of the film's 144,000 animation cels.
Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out to the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest's animal gods. The animal gods are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves. Will Ashitaka be able to find a cure to his curse? And what will happen between Man versus Nature?