It seems as though people have just started realising how incredible Studio Ghibli’s animated masterpiece Princess Mononoke is since it’s come to Netflix.
I think I’ve said it in an article here on Small Screen before, but I’ll say it again just in case I didn’t.
Princess Mononoke is one of the best films ever made.
I know that sounds like hyperbole, but when talking about Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke, I think the statement is warranted.
The movie is simply incredible and was so far ahead of its time.
So, when I found out that Princess Mononoke was trending on Twitter, I was so pleased and I had to figure out why.
It turns out that the film’s gained a whole lot of new fans ever since it’s been available to stream on Netflix.
You can check out some of the tweets I found about the movie below.
People are loving watching Princess Mononoke on Netflix
Princess Mononoke was absolutely fantastic, I love both Ashitaka and San as characters because if you look at both of them individually they bring, well, life to the story. The background details and actual animation were amazing and it truly is one of the best movies ever made. pic.twitter.com/x7mhq49r7T
— 𝐊𝐨𝐲𝐨𝐦𝐢 | 𝐇𝐈𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐒 𝐒𝐙𝐍 (@OugiSimp) July 7, 2020
Day 6 of my 30-Day Film Challenge. “Your favorite animated film”. Princess Mononoke is definitely a favorite of mine. Amazing message and storyline. pic.twitter.com/vt1eMZjRGv
— Ryan Randolph (@ryanrandolph32) July 6, 2020
Princess Mononoke absolutely blew me, it stands with Grave Of The Fireflies as Ghibli’s best to me and certainly Miyazaki’s peak. It has one of the most nuanced takes on environmentalism I have ever seen packaged with a stunning ost and storybords. Anime is good sometimes pic.twitter.com/LqvCkpXsLS
— Gianni (@SubtitledAnime) July 4, 2020
Princess Mononoke is a must-watch.
Gorgeous, unique visuals and the animation style enables out-there plot twists and a cinematic experience you will not find anywhere else
Anything by Studio Ghibli is a gem. pic.twitter.com/6K0ETVpe5L
— 🌞 Sol Brah 🌞 (@SolBrah) July 1, 2020
Just finished watching Princess Mononoke. 10/10 pic.twitter.com/JKQrhVxIZA
— Reo de Jainero (@Reodejainero) June 30, 2020
I fucken love that Princess Mononoke is trending, she was a fucken baddie!
WE LOVE A QUEEN WHO PROTECTS NATURE pic.twitter.com/Jv6AxLU0wH
— HooBaeScientist⊂(◡﹏◡)⊃ (@MonkySenpai) July 4, 2020
This movie was really good, I highly recommend watching it – princess mononoke pic.twitter.com/bLuofP8VRZ
— Lex⚡️ (@lovely_zuko) July 4, 2020
Honestly, I don’t think Studio Ghibli’s made a ‘bad’ movie.
There have been some films that were better than others, yet there’s something to love about each and every Ghibli movie.
I was rather worried at one point that they wouldn’t make any movies any more.
However, it was announced that the master himself, Hayao Miyazaki was coming out of retirement to make more films with Studio Ghibli.
Studio Ghibli will be releasing Earwig and the Witch later this year which is being produced and was written by Miyazaki.
It was then announced that he would also be directing a film called How Do You Live?.
As for Princess Mononoke, which came out back in 1997 and was written and directed by Miyazaki, it is an undeniable classic.
I’m so thrilled to see that people are still discovering and falling in love with it in 2020.
What do you make of this news?
Have you watched Princess Mononoke on Netflix?
If so, what did you think of the Studio Ghibli classic?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.