Princess Mononoke

In ancient times, the land
lay covered in forests,

where, from ages long past,
dwelt the spirits of the gods.

Back then, man and beast
lived in harmony,

but as time went by, most
of the great forests were destroyed.

Those that remained were guarded
by gigantic beasts...

who owed their allegiance
to the Great Forest Spirit,

for those were the days
of gods and demons.

Yakul! Come on, boy.
- Girls!
- Ashitaka!

There's something strange going on.
You have to hurry.

The wise woman wants everybody back
to the village at once.

- We just came from Ji-san.
- Did he see something?

Yes, in the forest.
Something's wrong.

- The birds have gone.
- The animals too.