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This is an original B2 Japanese poster, printed in 1997, for the release of “Princess Mononoke” (もののけ姫).
Set during the Muromachi Period (1333-1568) of Japan, Princess Mononoke is the tale of a mystical fight between humans and the Animal Gods of the forest.
On the side of the Animal Gods is San (the Mononoke-Hime), a human girl raised by the wolf god Moro. On the side of the humans is Lady Eboshi (Eboshi-Gozen), building a kingdom for oppressed people by cutting down the forest for her iron-making operation.
In the midst of this fight for survival, Ashitaka, the last prince of a dying race, struggles to find a way for both sides to co-exist. But the fighting only becomes more and more bloody and all hope seems to be lost.
This B2 poster depicts Ashitaka riding a red elk (called “Yakkul”). It’s probably one of the easier posters to find, since the film was such a staggering success in Japan.
The advertising slogan used in the poster is “Live” (生きろ。Ikiro).
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