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Princess Mononoke The First Story

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SKU: 9781421575865

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About Princess Mononoke The First Story

Princess Mononoke: The First Story features story and art by Hayao Miyazaki.

This is the original Princess Mononoke story, created by Hayao Miyazaki in 1980 while he was first conceptualizing the Princess Mononoke film that was released in 1997. As an initial version of the tale, it offers a new and different perspective from the final version presented in the film.

After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat - a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter's hand in marriage...


  • Publisher: VIZ BOOKS
  • Media: Art Books
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 10/21/2014
  • Page Count: 104
  • Dimensional Weight: 2.22

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5 star rating out of 5

Read this if you want to know how this anime came to be.


I have wondered where Miyazaki-sama got the idea for this story. Now I know. I appreciate how much the story matured during the years that this story lay fallow. Now, I am aware what happened to create the story as we know it. Thank you for this book!

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Worth it to know the other perspective.

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I got this as a gift for my husband. I did get to read it. It is definitely a different perspective then movie but I enjoyed it anyway. The art on each page is beautiful and almost calm. My husband loved it and it has become his favorite. The condition was perfect.